Berlin Conference 2014 - Documentation

Published on 21st March 2014 by A Soul for Europe


Berlin Conference "A Soul for Europe" on 3 March 2014 at Allianz Forum Berlin

All videos with German sound

 

Welcoming address by Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Global Head Public Policy & Economic Research, Allianz SE

 

 

Welcoming address by Rariţa Zbranca, Member of the A Soul for Europe Strategy Group

 

 

Opening speech by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission (English or German sound)

(the speech in written form)

 

 

Intervention by György Konrád, Writer

 

 

Debate hosted and moderated by Kathrin Deventer and Farid Tabarki:

Jean-Claude Juncker (European People’s Party) with Fruzsina Szép and Wim Wenders



 

Debate hosted and moderated by Kathrin Deventer and Farid Tabarki:

Martin Schulz (Party of European Socialists) with Alicja Gescinska and Klaus Staeck 

 

 

Debate hosted and moderated by Kathrin Deventer and Farid Tabarki:

Rebecca Harms (The Greens/European Free Alliance) with Noémi Kiss and Jacques Lévy



 

Debate hosted and moderated by Kathrin Deventer and Farid Tabarki:

Guy Verhofstadt (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats For Europe) with Vladimir Arsenijević and Pilar Velasco



 

Introduction by Volker Hassemer, A Soul for Europe

 

 

Welcoming address by Michael M. Thoss, Director Allianz Kulturstiftung

 

 

 

Keynote by Michael Roth, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office

(the speech in written form)

 

 

Introduction by Yuriy Vulkovsky, Member of the ASfE Strategy Group



 

Introduction by Hannes Swoboda, S&D Group President in the European Parliament

 

 

Round table discussion (Part 1/2)

with Ioana Andreescu (Alumna Allianz Kulturstiftung), Steve Austen (ASfE Strategy Group), Maria Badia i Cutchet (MEP, S&D Group), Airan Berg (Lecce 2019), Nicolas Bertrand (ASfE Strategy Group), Emil Boc (Mayor of Cluj / Romania), Erhard Busek (Southeast European Cooperative Initiative), Hugo De Greef (ASfE Strategy Group), Paul Dujardin (BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts Brussels), Johannes Ebert (Goethe Institut), Malina Edreva (Sofia City Council), Arndt Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven (Federal Foreign Office), Steve Green (Selection Panel “European Capital of Culture”), Volker Hassemer (ASfE), Hannu Hyttinen (Finland 100), Wolfgang Ischinger (Allianz SE), Valentin Kreilinger (Alumnus Allianz Kulturstiftung), Rüdiger Kruse (German MP, CDU), Jo Leinen (MEP, S&D Group), Morten Løkkegaard (MEP, ALDE Group), Beral Madra (Curator and art critic), Doris Pack (MEP, EPP Group), Aiva Rozenberga (Riga 2014), Mikhail Shvydkoy (Special Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation for international cultural cooperation), Hannes Swoboda (MEP, S&D Group President), Michael Thoss (Allianz Kulturstiftung), Yuriy Vulkovsky (ASfE Strategy Group), Andre Wilkens (Stiftung Mercator)

moderated by Nele Hertling and Benedict Schofield

 

 

Round table discussion (Part 2/2)



 

Conclusion and outlook by Kathrin Deventer, Member of the A Soul for Europe Strategy Group, and Doris Pack, Member of new EP “Steering Committee”



 


Full video documentation of the Berlin Conference 2014 by ALEX TV (German sound)

 

Part 1

Welcoming addresses by Wolfgang Ischinger and Rariţa Zbranca

Opening speech by José Manuel Barroso

Intervention by György Konrád

Debate with Jean-Claude Juncker, Fruzsina Szép and Wim Wenders

Debate with Alicja Gescinska, Martin Schulz and Klaus Staeck


Part 2

Debate with Rebecca Harms, Noémi Kiss and Jacques Lévy

Debate with Vladimir Arsenijević, Guy Verhofstadt and Pilar Velasco

Welcoming addresses by Volker Hassemer and  Michael Thoss

Keynote by Michael Roth

Introductions by Yuriy Vulkovsky and Hannes Swoboda

Roundtable discussion

 

Part 3

Roundtable discussion

Conclusions and outlook by Kathrin Deventer and Doris Pack

 

 

 

Interviews conducted by ALEX TV

 

Interview with José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

 

 

Interview with Rebecca Harms, President of the Greens / EFA in the European Parliament (in German)

 

 

Interview with Jean-Claude Juncker, European People's Party (in German)

 

 

Interview with Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament (in German)

 

 

Interview with Wim Wenders, Film director and President of the European Film Academy (in German)

 

 

 

Media coverage: selected press reports on the Berlin Conference 2014

 

Alex TV, 12 March 2014

Feature on the Berlin Conference 2014 with statements by José Manuel Barroso, Rebecca Harms, Jean-Claude Juncker, Martin Schulz, Fruzsina Szép and Wim Wenders (in German)

 

Arte, 3 March 2014

Politik meets Kultur

 

Deutsche Welle, 3 March 2014

Eine Seele für Europa

 

Deutschlandradio Kultur, 3 March 2014

"A Soul for Europe" - Künstler diskutieren mit Politikern über die Seele Europas

 

Der Tagesspiegel, 4 March 2014

Schulz und Juncker vermeiden den Clinch

 

EUobserver, 4 March 2014

'Europe projects coldness'

 

EurActiv.de, 3 March 2014

Jo Leinen: "Dieser EU-Wahlkampf wird ganz anders als alle davor"

 

Open Knowledge, 6 March 2014

A continent goes soul-searching

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