"A Soul for Europe" Conference

- former Berlin Conference -

Consequences for Europe – drawn by civil society actors and politicians


The "A Soul for Europe" Conference (formerly entitled Berlin Conference) takes place once a year. The last conference was held on 8 and 9 November 2016 at Allianz Forum Berlin and was preceded by an online pre-conference open to the public at Medium.com


The "A Soul for Europe" initiative started in 2004 with the first Berlin Conference. Read the report of last year's conference here.

It brings together individuals from the cultural sector, politicians and representatives of the media, the business world and other areas of society. The "A Soul for Europe" Conference is a civil society platform to define and initiate specific, common steps to strengthen the cultural component of European development.

The Berlin Conference served as the model for the Forum X conferences organised by local NGOs in Belgrade, Pécs, Lyon, Skopje, Sofia, Cluj, Guimarães, Prague, Priština, Istanbul and other cities.