Berlin Conference 2004

Berlin Conference 2004

From 26 to 27 November 2004, the first Berlin Conference – "A Soul for Europe" took place with around 600 participants at the Dresdner Bank next to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

The conference brought together members and officials of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, and several national parliaments and governments of the EU and beyond, along with representatives of civil society, the business sector and artists, including a wide range of young participants from non-EU countries.



Culture is a structural element of our unity

The President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso: “The EU has reached a stage of its history where its cultural dimension can no longer be ignored... Europe is not only about markets, it is also about values and culture. If the economy is a necessity for our lives, culture is really what makes our life worth living."

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