(Conference languages: German and English)
Stakeholders from the cultural sector, economy, and politics gather together for the 4th Civil Society Initiative conference: "A Soul for Europe" to inspire citizens to actively engage in the process of creating a united Europe. Wim Wenders, Paul Scheffers, Rarita Zbranca and Arend Oetker, representatives of the European Parliament (Elmar Bork, Jo Leinen) among others, as well as EU Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou will engage in a discussion on the subject.
The main topics of the Berlin Conference 2010 are:
Participants include: Wim Wenders, Paul Scheffer, Dessy Gavrilova, Volker Schlöndorff, Yuriy Vulkovsky, Rarita Zbranca, Arend Oetker, EU-Kommissarin Androulla Vassiliou, Generaldirektor der GD Kommunikation Claus Sørensen sowie die Mitglieder des Europäischen Parlaments Doris Pack, Hans-Gert Pöttering, Jo Leinen, Elmar Brok, Tanja Fajon und Sandra Kalniete.
Project executing organization: Stiftung Zukunft Berlin
We thank the following partners for their support:
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, AirBerlin, Crowne Plaza, Citizens for Europe, EFA – European Film Academy, der belgischen EU-Ratspräsidentschaft, der Vertretung der EU-Kommission in Deutschland, European House for Culture, Felix Meritis Stiftung, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft beim BDI e.V., NECE - Networking European Citizenship Education und TÜSIAD.
"A Soul for Europe" is a civil society initiative, which relies on the cooperation between civil society and political decision-makers. From bases in Amsterdam, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Porto and Tbilisi the “A Soul for Europe” Initiative is building an international network of European cities and regions, the cultural sector and business as well as European policy-makers.
At the very heart of the "A Soul for Europe" Initiative is the Strategy Group: 55 civil society actors from 21 countries from the areas of culture, politics, business, research and media. The Strategy Group is responsible for the conceptual development and dissemination of the idea of "A Soul for Europe" through projects and initiatives.
The high-ranking Advisory Board chaired by Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, supports the Initiative. The Advisory Board Working Group bridges the gap between civil-society initiative and political decision-makers.
For more information about the concrete projects of "A Soul for Europe" go to our website: www.asoulforeurope.eu
A cooperation of Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Stiftung Zukunft Berlin, European House for Culture (Brüssel) und Felix Meritis Foundation (Amsterdam)