Berlin Conference 2015

Current | 07.06.2015. 07:00

A Soul for Europe announces its Berlin Conference 2015, to take place on 9 November 2015. The Berlin Conference takes place every two years. A Soul for Europe is an initiative born in 2004 with the first Berlin Conference. It brings together individuals from the cultural sector, politicians and representatives of the media, the business world and other areas of society. The Berlin Conference is a civil society platform to define and initiate specific, common steps to strengthen the cultural component of European development.

The issues to be discussed at the Berlin Conference 2015 are the following:

  • The challenges of our shared European values and their encounters with authoritarian policies and tendencies of renationalization;
  • South East Europe and South West Europe as examples for multiethnic, multireligious and multilingual spaces for co-existence;
  • Cities and their citizens as motors for European integration.

The discussion will be preceded by a conference on 8 November, focusing on right-wing extremism in European cities and strategies to deal with it, and it will be followed by the annual Europa-Rede (The State of Europe speech), held by Donald Tusk at the invitation of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Robert Bosch Stiftung and Stiftung Zukunft Berlin.

For more information, please contact: The Soul for Europe initiative, E.E.I.G. A Soul for Europe, c/o European House of Culture, Sainctelettesquare 17, 1000 Brussels, Belgium; e-mail:

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