A Soul for Europe Conference 2017 2017-10-20T18:44:48+00:00

Project Description

A Soul for Europe Conference 2017

The 10th and 11th of November 2017 will be dedicated to Europe. The A Soul for Europe Conference (formerly Berlin Conference) will take place in Berlin – for the first time at Radialsystem V.

A Soul for Europe Conference 2017

The 10th and 11th of November 2017 will be once again dedicated to Europe, when the A Soul for Europe Conference (formerly Berlin Conference) takes place in Berlin.

+++ Registration now open +++ click here to register +++

A number of problems are endangering the European idea: the complexity of European problem solving; tight national regulations, the low efficacy of the parliamentary level as well as the poor involvement of local and regional levels in European affairs. However, simultaneously  the initiative ‘Pulse of Europe’ impressively demonstrates that publicly visible involvement of citizens can spark a lively debate on the future of Europe that could spread among many different European cities.

Against this backdrop, the ‘A Soul for Europe’ conference with the title ‘Who is assuming responsibility for Europe? How citizens, cities and parliaments have to cooperate for the future of Europe’ is scheduled for the 10th and 11th of November 2017 at Radialsystem V. The conference aims to shift focus on the constitutive role of citizens and urban communities and to connect this base for European development with other levels of responsibility.

+++ Find the full conference program here +++

+++ Prepare for the workshops by reading the corresponding contributions to the online debate +++

After an introductory panel various topics will be discussed in parallel workshops which fall into one of three thematic tracks Cities and Urban ChangeEurope From the Bottom-Up and Arts & Politics – A Good Match? On the EUROPEAN MARKETPLACE selected civil society projects will show how active municipalities and individual citizens perceive their responsibility for Europe.

The opening event will take place on November 10 at the Allianz Forum, where statements of representatives from each level of political responsibility are presented.

The objective of the conference is promoted by the civil society initiatives A Soul for Europeand Cities for  Europe in cooperation with Actors of Urban ChangeAdvocate EuropeAllianz KulturstiftungCenter of Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR)Cafébabel – The European MagazineeurotopicsFelix Meritis FoundationGRAD – Center of Culture and Debate BelgradDas Progressive ZentrumGoethe InstitutImage Aiguëinternationales literaturfestival berlin (ilb)King’s College LondonStichting Caucasus FoundationTheater an der Parkaue

You can already follow an online debate on medium.com where different personalities are asked about the various levels of responsibility in Europe. Those articles serve as preparatory material for the conference for all participants.

Free admission.

+++ Registration now open +++ click here to register +++

Subscribe to our continuously updated Facebook Event at facebook.com/events/310149182783672.

Preceding our conference is Most Wanted: Music – The Music Business Event in Berlin. Enable practical know-how transfer, enhance networking & exchange, inspire new perspectives & business models, run by the Berlin Music Commission from November 7 to 9, 2017. Find all info on the website and on Facebook. You can book tickets with an exclusive 20% discount on the tickets with the promotion code MWMlovesEurope via the online registration.

Co-hosts and funders:

“A Soul for Europe” would like to thank the following partners for their support:

Media Partners:

Friends:

“A Soul for Europe” offices:

Project Executing Organisation:

Stiftungs Zukunft Berlin

+++ Registration now open +++ click here to register +++

A number of problems are endangering the European idea: the complexity of European problem solving; tight national regulations, the low efficacy of the parliamentary level as well as the poor involvement of local and regional levels in European affairs. However, simultaneously  the initiative ‘Pulse of Europe’ impressively demonstrates that publicly visible involvement of citizens can spark a lively debate on the future of Europe that could spread among many different European cities.

Against this backdrop, the ‘A Soul for Europe’ conference with the title ‘Who is assuming responsibility for Europe? How citizens, cities and parliaments have to cooperate for the future of Europe’ is scheduled for the 10th and 11th of November 2017 at Radialsystem V. The conference aims to shift focus on the constitutive role of citizens and urban communities and to connect this base for European development with other levels of responsibility.

+++ Find the full conference program here +++

+++ Prepare for the workshops by reading the corresponding contributions to the online debate +++

After an introductory panel various topics will be discussed in parallel workshops which fall into one of three thematic tracks Cities and Urban ChangeEurope From the Bottom-Up and Arts & Politics – A Good Match? On the EUROPEAN MARKETPLACE selected civil society projects will show how active municipalities and individual citizens perceive their responsibility for Europe.

The opening event will take place on November 10 at the Allianz Forum, where statements of representatives from each level of political responsibility are presented.

The objective of the conference is promoted by the civil society initiatives A Soul for Europeand Cities for  Europe in cooperation with Actors of Urban ChangeAdvocate EuropeAllianz KulturstiftungCenter of Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR)Cafébabel – The European MagazineeurotopicsFelix Meritis FoundationGRAD – Center of Culture and Debate BelgradDas Progressive ZentrumGoethe InstitutImage Aiguëinternationales literaturfestival berlin (ilb)King’s College LondonStichting Caucasus FoundationTheater an der Parkaue

You can already follow an online debate on medium.com where different personalities are asked about the various levels of responsibility in Europe. Those articles serve as preparatory material for the conference for all participants.

Free admission.

+++ Registration now open +++ click here to register +++

Subscribe to our continuously updated Facebook Event at facebook.com/events/310149182783672.

Preceding our conference is Most Wanted: Music – The Music Business Event in Berlin. Enable practical know-how transfer, enhance networking & exchange, inspire new perspectives & business models, run by the Berlin Music Commission from November 7 to 9, 2017. Find all info on the website and on Facebook. You can book tickets with an exclusive 20% discount on the tickets with the promotion code MWMlovesEurope via the online registration.

Co-organizers and funders:

“A Soul for Europe” would like to thank the following partners for their support:

Media Partners:

Friends:

“A Soul for Europe” offices:

Project Executing Organisation:

Stiftungs Zukunft Berlin