who we are 2017-11-01T13:34:07+00:00

strategy group

At the very heart of the Initiative are 30 outstanding individuals from 20 countries. They form the Strategy Group and work as civil society actors in culture, politics, research and media, at universities or in the business sector. The Strategy Group is responsible for the conceptual development and dissemination of the idea of A Soul for Europe through projects and initiatives.

Co-founder and speaker for the Strategy Group is Nele Hertling.

strategy group

At the very heart of the Initiative are 30 outstanding individuals from 20 countries. They form the Strategy Group and work as civil society actors in culture, politics, research and media, at universities or in the business sector. The Strategy Group is responsible for the conceptual development and dissemination of the idea of A Soul for Europe through projects and initiatives.

Co-founder and speaker for the Strategy Group is Nele Hertling.

network

From its bases in Amsterdam, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Porto and Tbilisi, the “A Soul for Europe” initiative is developing an international network of European cities and regions, the cultural sector, the private sector, and European policy-makers. We link change-makers from civil society with representatives from all levels of governance, developing projects that ensure Europe makes use of its cultural assets and creative potential. For the past years, ‘A Soul for Europe’ has been gaining the support of well-known and passionately engaged politicians, artists and intellectuals. Have a look at what some of them have to say in our online debate. We are also cooperating with other civil society organizations that are using culture to support the European integration process. Find a map with all our associated partners here.

network

From its bases in Amsterdam, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Porto and Tbilisi, the “A Soul for Europe” initiative is developing an international network of European cities and regions, the cultural sector, the private sector, and European policy-makers. We link change-makers from civil society with representatives from all levels of governance, developing projects that ensure Europe makes use of its cultural assets and creative potential. For the past years, ‘A Soul for Europe’ has been gaining the support of well-known and passionately engaged politicians, artists and intellectuals. Have a look at what some of them have to say in our online debate. We are also cooperating with other civil society organizations that are using culture to support the European integration process. Find a map with all our associated partners here.

advisory board

The initiative is supported by an influential Advisory Board chaired by Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament. Other members include Hans-Gert Pöttering (former EP President), Erhard Busek (Chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe) and a number of former and current Members of the European Parliament from different countries and political parties such as Elmar Brok, Michael Cramer, Maria Badia i Cutchet, Tanja Fajon, Jo Leinen, Arne Lietz, Morten Lokkegaard, Doris Pack, Hannes Sowboda and Secretary-General of the EP, Klaus Welle.

Chairman:

Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament

Co-chairs:

Silvia Costa, Chair of the Committe on Culture and Education in the EP

Doris Pack, former Chair of the Committe on Culture and Education in the EP

Members:

Erhard Busek, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe and a
number of former and current Members of the European Parliament from
different countries and political parties.

advisory board

The initiative is supported by an influential Advisory Board chaired by Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament. Other members include Hans-Gert Pöttering (former EP President), Erhard Busek (Chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe) and a number of former and current Members of the European Parliament from different countries and political parties such as Elmar Brok, Michael Cramer, Maria Badia i Cutchet, Tanja Fajon, Jo Leinen, Arne Lietz, Morten Lokkegaard, Doris Pack, Hannes Sowboda and Secretary-General of the EP, Klaus Welle.

Chairman:

Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament

Co-chairs:

Silvia Costa, Chair of the Committe on Culture and Education in the EP

Doris Pack, former Chair of the Committe on Culture and Education in the EP

Members:

Erhard Busek, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe and a
number of former and current Members of the European Parliament from
different countries and political parties.

structure

“A Soul for Europe” works from four base points hosted by international organisations:

GRAD – Cultural Front in Belgrade and the Stichting Caucasus Foundation in Tbilisi are associated partners.

Our decentralised working structure is also reflected on a legal level: “A Soul for Europe” has its seat as a European Interest Economic Group (ASfE EEIG) in Brussels. The Board of managers of the EEIG includes Steve Austen, Hugo de Greef and Volker Hassemer (Chairman).

structure

“A Soul for Europe” works from four base points hosted by international organisations:

GRAD – Cultural Front in Belgrade and the Stichting Caucasus Foundation in Tbilisi are associated partners.

Our decentralised working structure is also reflected on a legal level: “A Soul for Europe” has its seat as a European Interest Economic Group (ASfE EEIG) in Brussels. The Board of managers of the EEIG includes Steve Austen, Hugo de Greef and Volker Hassemer (Chairman).