Populists didn't do well enough in the EU's recent elections to destroy Europe from within. But with far-right and far-left parties winning new seats, consensus on key issues looks ever less likely.
As immigration novices, Denmark, Norway and Sweden have actively been searching for inspiration and new solutions abroad. Canada is providing some critical inspiration.
Gambia became a symbol for democratic change earlier this year when former dictator Yahya Jammeh was peacefully ousted through the ballot box. Now Europe wants its Gambian immigrants to return home.
In contrast to what we have been taught - or teach our students - we are living in an increasingly hybrid world.