Keynote Speeches by Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President Committee of the Regions Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Writer
Jochen Sandig, RADIALSYSTEM V & Andreas Bock, A Soul for Europe
Civil society actors and local administration share the goal of wanting to improve the lives of the community. Yet, collaboration between these two groups often is disconnected. Today’s turbulent world requires that we act together, in new forms of alliances and more committed than before in order to drive future change. This session explores exemplary cases of collaboration and looks on the pain points of cross-sector collaborations as well as the places of potential. Four activists from across Europe share their insights and experiences from working in partnerships across sectorial boundaries.
Table talks will have a focus on the specific experiences and expertise that project representatives share with the conference participants. Sharing of experiences, dialogue and networking between citizens, artists, politicians and project representatives.
This fishbowl discussion brings together writers and intellectuals from different European nations. In an open dialogue with the audience, we explore possibilities for new narratives for Europe. It is inspired by a roundtable on the future of Europe, which took place at the International Congress for Democracy and Freedom as part of the 17th international literature festival berlin in September 2017.
This workshop starts with an input on “How do cities realize their responsibility for Europe and what changes do we need?” Selected initiatives will present their projects before the discussion is opened to the public.