A Soul for Europe Conference 2016 - Documentation

Published on 15th December 2016 by A Soul for Europe

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A Soul for Europe Conference on 8 and 9 November 2016 at Allianz Forum Berlin


Tweets from the conference:


Videos of the conference: (with German sound)

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Welcome Address by Markus Nitsche, Allianz Deutschland
Welcome Address by Volker Hassemer, „A Soul for Europe“
Opening/Introduction by Brigitte Russ-Scherer, former Mayor / Spokesperson “Cities for Europe”
Opening Words by Hella Dunger-Löper, State Secretary, Commissioner of European Affairs of Berlin
Opening Words by Richard Kühnel, Representative of the European Commission in Germany


Keynote: The Cultural Divide in Europe – How To Deal With It?
Oliver Jens Schmitt, Historian, Professor at University of Vienna


Marketplace – What to Do for Europe? – Presentation of Projects
Cafébabel – the European Online Magazine, Emergency, Europa Light Installation, Idea Camp, Route 28


The Cities And Europe – New Forms of Participation by Civil Society – Innovative Models for the European Level
Tabo Goudswaard, The Art Of Impact, Amsterdam, and André Schaminée, Twynstra Gudde, Amersfoort
Stefan Richter, Berlin-Forum, Stiftung Zukunft Berlin


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Interview with Brigitte Russ-Scherer, "Cities for Europe"

Conference Day moderated by Andreas Bock, “A Soul for Europe” / n-ost
Welcome by Dejan Ubović, “A Soul for Europe”
Opening/Introduction by representatives of the conference partners (European Parliament Information Office in Germany, Evens Foundation, Allianz Kulturstiftung, Goethe-Institut, Traduki, "Cities for Europe") stating their European commitment


Debate I: Arts And Culture For Europe
Video message by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
Controversy with György Dragomán, Writer
Panel discussion with Enrique Barón Crespo, Ernest van Buynder, Beral Madra, Jens Nymand Christensen, György Dragomán, Doris Pack, Helen Sildna, Julie Ward;

moderated by Farid Tabarki and Volker Hassemer


Interview with Kathrin Deventer, "A Soul for Europe"
Debate II: Flight and Migration: The New European Divide
Input by Rita Süssmuth
Panel discussion with Dessy Gavrilova, Aleš Šteger, Rita Süssmuth, Dejan Ubović; moderated by Gemma Pörzgen

Artistic Intervention by MitMachMusik

Interview with Nele Hertling, "A Soul for Europe"

Debate III: Starting From The Bottom-up
Controversy with Ivan Krastev (Centre for Liberal Strategies Sofia) and Elmar Brok (MEP)
Panel discussion with Maria Badia i Cutchet, Rumena Bužarovska, Ulrike Guérot, Arne Lietz, Lorenzo Marsili, Hannes Swoboda, Jon Worth;
moderated by Farid Tabarki and Volker Hassemer

Selected media coverage:

ALEX Berlin, 14 November 2016

A Soul for Europe Conference 2016

FluxFM, 24 October - 4 November 2016

Calling Europe

FluxFM, 7 November 2016

Interview with Nele Hertling and Andreas Bock of "A Soul for Europe"

rbb "Stilbruch", 10 November 2016

Watch the video

taz, 10 November 2016

Die verwundete Demokratie

Voxeurop, 4 December 2016

Desperately seeking a soul for Europe

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