| 29 Jun 2016 @ 08:22, by Heiner Benking|
Yesterday the theme was "rebuilding trust and redefining Europe in tough times"
After successful Town Hall Meetings in Athens, Lisbon, Rome, Marseille and Madrid on was the kick of for the Berlin dialogues yesterday in the Foreign Office in Berlin. Once again representatives from civil society, NGOs, local initiatives, startups, think tanks, the cultural sector and from the media gathered to discuss the most pressing challenges we are currently facing and exchanged ideas about how to work towards a strengthened and progressive Europe. Very timely after BREXIT ....
Interesting participants, I enjoyed meeting some old and new friends/people. But, I have some reservations about such "gatherings" with lots of words written on paper in workshops and many presentations ... but let us give this effort a chance. Times are challenging and the diversity of participants is very wide, so maybe we get some new approaches which can be put into action.