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picture 10 Nov 2015 @ 22:06, by Heiner Benking

Last weekend and Monday Europe was in Berlin !
It was again a mayor event to help us think and act not only about the three pilars but the foundation and roof of the "House of Europe" - if we want to stick to the metaphor...
I invite you to visit the links, hear the top keynotes and Speeches of the Head of Europe ! The Europa Lectures of the heads of Parliament and Council.

I liked to mingle with the audience Sunday/Monday and will try to respond more consistently ! SO PLEASE COME BACK !!

But before: Check out:

Europe. Its Values, Its Citizens

# BC2015

“A Soul for Europe” and the Allianz Kulturstiftung, together with the European Parliament, cordially invite interested citizens – and more specifically: actors from civil society, business, politics, and European cities – to attend the
Berlin Conference on 8 and 9 November 2015.

At our annual Berlin Conference, the civil initiative “A Soul for Europe”, together with our partners, are looking for answers to today’s pressing questions: How can civil society become a strong partner for future development and change the action from top-down to bottom-up? How can culture and the arts be involved and offer their competences to political decision makers for the creation of a peaceful Europe of Europeans?

The central event on 9 November is on the two topics “The periphery as an inspiration for Europe” and “The city as a spot of innovation, inclusion and of new models for citizenship education”.

On 8 November, a pre-conference Cities for Europe. Cities take a stand will focus on strategies of the cities to deal with the refugees situation in their communities as well as with right-wing populism in European cities.

In the evening of 9 November, EU Council President Donald Tusk will hold the annual “Europa-Rede” (The State of Europe speech) at the invitation of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Robert Bosch Stiftung and Stiftung Zukunft Berlin.

A constantly updated programme can be found on our website at

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