Berlin Conference 2015 Opening

Published on 29th September 2015 by A Soul for Europe

We are delighted to announce that Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Chair of the A Soul for Europe Advisory Board, and patron of Berlin Conference will open the Berlin Conference 2015 “Europe. Its Values, Its Citizens” on 9 November in Allianz Forum.

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“A Soul for Europe” Paves the Way for the 2014 Berlin Conference

Published on 28th November 2014 by A Soul for Europe

In the last months of 2013, “A Soul for Europe” and its Cultural Coalition for a Citizens’ Europe prepared the Berlin Conference 2014 that will take place on 3 March. Highlights of this busy period included the Amsterdam Conversation, Brussels Conversations, a meeting with three MEPs from our Advisory Board Parliamentarian Working Group at the European Parliament, and finally President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz announcing the conference which is co-produced with the EP.

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The Decisive Deal: The Brussels Conversations 2013 Discussed the Role of Culture in Europe’s Future

Published on 28th November 2014 by A Soul for Europe

The Brussels Conversations 2013 on 14 December was the second of three events held in the run up to the 2014 European elections to discuss the role of culture in Europe’s future. The conversations set the key action points to be developed before the elections and presented to the elected leaders following the 2014 European elections.

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The State of Europe

Published on 26th November 2014 by A Soul for Europe

The president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz gave the fifth State of Europe speech at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin on 9 November 2014 in front of 500 invited guests. At the center of this year’s speech have been challenges Europe is facing in regard to its borders and how those may influence the understanding of European values.

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UPDATE: Towards European Resolution on Culture: For Values, Democracy and Citizenship

Published on 9th April 2014 by A Soul for Europe

“A Soul for Europe” invites citizens to work together with their elected representatives in its programme A Cultural Coalition for a Citizens’ Europe to raise awareness of Europe as a cultural project. “A Soul for Europe” invites you to join us in a collaborative work process towards a European Resolution on Culture: Supporting Culture as an Instrument for Values, Democracy, and Citizenship.

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Berlin Conference 2014 - Documentation

Published on 21st March 2014 by A Soul for Europe

Berlin Conference "A Soul for Europe" on 3 March 2014

Full video documentation by ALEX TV

Interviews with José Manuel Barroso, Rebecca Harms, Jean-Claude Juncker, Martin Schulz and Wim Wenders

Media coverage

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Vote for Europe

Published on 18th March 2014 by A Soul for Europe

As the EU prepares for the upcoming elections to the European Parliament, papers such as “Die Zeit” and “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” have published the appeal “Vote for Europe”, signed by 50 European personalities and supported by the Allianz Kulturstiftung. May 2014 is the decisive moment to succeed in overcoming the “benign despotism” (Jaques Delors) in Europe.

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Politicians and Civil Society Form a Cultural Coalition

Published on 3rd March 2014 by A Soul for Europe

“Europe is more than a market. It is not complete without its cultural dimension”, said José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, kicking off the Berlin Conference “A Soul for Europe” 2014 today in Berlin. He emphasised that “Culture is existential while politics are instrumental”.


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Work and Collaboration on the Ground - Social Innovation and Creativity in Romania

Published on 22nd January 2014 by Andreas Bock and Rarita Zbranca

Protest movements against the gold mining project in the Romanian village of Rosia Montana have mobilized tens of thousands of Romanians over the last few months. One of the main players of the grassroots movement was the NGO Alburnus Maior which triggered the ‘Save Rosia Montana Campaign‘, which connects the local opposition in Rosia Montana and activists from all over Romania fighting against plans for Europe’s biggest open-cast gold mine.

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ECoC Position Paper No 1

Published on 12th July 2013 by A Soul for Europe

“A Soul for Europe” (ASfE) strongly welcomes the legislative proposal 2012/0199(COD) – 20/07/2012 to establish a “Union action for the European Capitals of Culture for the years 2020 to 2033” by the European Commission (EC).

“A Soul for Europe” (ASfE) congratulates the European Commission for the content of the proposal and is pleased to see that many of the ASfE proposals provided over the last two years of dialogue with institutions and civil society have been included in the legislative proposal.

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