Registration
-

Welcome Words
-
Jochen Sandig, RADIALSYSTEM V & Andreas Bock, A Soul for Europe

Keynote Speeches
-
Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President Committee of the Regions, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Writer

 
 

-

New Stories for Europe?
-
Organiser: internationales literaturfestival berlin (ilb)
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.

Next Generation, Please!
-
Organiser: Center for Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR)
(Part 1) Populism is on the rise and the European project is in jeopardy. What role does rhetoric play in all of this? The workshop will use a political speech as a point of departure to embark on a critical reflection about the past and to express hopes and wishes for the future. The different parts of the workshop consist of the analysis of the speech, followed by a discussion between the students and a brainstorming session to discuss the topics that the students will address in their own speeches. The different speeches are presented at the end of the day. The story of Europe is best told by its citizens. What do you have to say?

Lunch Break & European Marketplace
-
The European Marketplace aims at presenting inspiring daily practice examples from the urban context
How lively, diverse and colourful is the “local” Europe? Which projects and initiatives manage to strengthen the peaceful coexistence and tolerance in different city districts? Which projects and initiatives succeed in reducing prejudices? What can culture contribute to enhance integration locally? And how do local projects support the European Project?

Impulse Guillaume Klossa & Artistic Intervention by Musicians4UnitedEurope
-

Creating a European Public Sphere
-
Organiser: Cafébabel & n-ost
A European public sphere is a future necessity, but finds itself still in the foreign politics section of a newspaper. Although many political and social problems have a continental dimension, journalism only too focuses on the national level. We will take a look at the \"European Newsroom\" through the whole editorial process from a European perspective. The keyword of the workshop is “network”. We will investigate together with the audience how European ideas, stories, and angles are developed, how research in a broad European context can be organized, how the writing - and translation - and the distribution in an European framework can be constructed. Can a European public sphere lead to a common European Narrative?

Next Generation, Please!
-
Organiser: Center for Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR)
(Part 2) Populism is on the rise and the European project is in jeopardy. What role does rhetoric play in all of this? The workshop will use a political speech as a point of departure to embark on a critical reflection about the past and to express hopes and wishes for the future. The different parts of the workshop consist of the analysis of the speech, followed by a discussion between the students and a brainstorming session to discuss the topics that the students will address in their own speeches. The different speeches are presented at the end of the day. The story of Europe is best told by its citizens. What do you have to say?

Coffee Break & European Marketplace
-

What Can Theatre (for Children) Do for Europe?
-
Organiser: Theater an der Parkaue
A theatre stage is an opportunity to act out models of the world we want to live in: dominant discourses can be exhibited and questioned together with the audience. On stage we can create the unexpected and reinvent the habits of our societies. Young people today take Europe and its structures for granted: Borders have always been open and Rome, Lisbon or Berlin are just around the corner. But work and visions are needed to perpetuate the European project. We want to discuss how the freedom of our art form can be the starting point for an active European citizenship.

Presentation of the BOZAR Workshop Results
-
Conclusions and Closing Words: Nele Hertling and Dejan Ubovic, A Soul for Europe