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Topic A. Create Europe!

"If I could start building Europe again, I would start with culture." Jean Monnet, Entrepreneur 

Pop democracy or Euro punk? The values that shape Europe are more contradictory than anywhere else in the world, from Aristotle to Abba, from Shakespeare to the Sex Pistols. All have influenced us. They all are the humus of our cosmopolitan, tolerant European culture. Our European and thus also the regional culture becomes alive in the regions and cities of Europe and can be experienced in numerous museums, theatres and festivals. Public and private cultural providers generate a demand with their offers, forming the basis of a European cultural market that is accessible for all. In this track, both well-known and unknown utopians, visionaries and realists present their ideas on the future of Europe. They are the impulse-giving avant-garde that dares, experiments and provokes the new - thus opening the debate on the future of a cosmopolitan,diverse and post-national Europe.

November 7, 2019, 11:00 am – 5:30 Uhr pm, Rundeindicker

10:00 - 10:45 Uhr



Grand Opening Session in hall 12
with keynote speaker Prof. Ulrike Guérot


10:45 - 11:00 Uhr



Coffee break & networking

11:00 - 11:45 Uhr


Die Neuerfindung von Europa: Wege zu einer nachhaltigen und lebenswerten Zukunft
The Fight for Sustainable Development: Europe in the Complexity Trap

Prof. Dr. Franz Lehner, em. Professor Ruhr-Universität Bochum

11:45 - 12:00 Uhr



Coffee break & networking

12:00 - 13:00 Uhr



Diskussion "Aufbruch in ein neues Europa - eine Diskussionsrunde mit Visionären, Kritikern und Realisten"
Discussion “Departure to a new Europe - a discussion with visionaries, critics and realists”

mit Prof. Dr. Franz Lehner, em. Professor Ruhr-Universität Bochum; RA Daniel Röder, Initiative Pulse of Europe; Valerie Sternberg, Volt Deutschland

13:00 - 14:00 Uhr



Lunch break

14:00 - 14:30 Uhr


European futures and future-proof cultural policies (engl.)

Robert Manchin,
President Culture Action Europe

We are experiencing a tectonic change in our cultural landscape. Europe’s future is blurred and the cultural narratives that served as the motivation for unification lost their appeal to large segments of the European public. Forces that have huge impacts on every aspect of our lives range from technology, to the tools we use to communicate and share cultural products with each other, to climate change and the loss of our biodiversity. Our cultural policy responses need to adapt to this insecure, unpredictable future scenarios and forcefully represent culture as the basis of any European future.

14:30 - 15:00 Uhr



Panel discussion with Congress participants

15:00 - 15:15 Uhr



Coffee break & networking

15:15 - 16:15 Uhr


Kreatives Europa Kultur und die EU-Kulturförderung. Oder: Wie Kultur Europa macht.
Creative Europe Culture and EU Cultural founding. Or: How Culture shapes Europe.

Lea Stöver, 
Management Creative Europe Desk CULTURE

Elisabeth Pacher, CED Culture from Vienna, complements with examples from Austria

16:15 - 16:30 Uhr



Coffee break & networking

16:30 - 17:15 Uhr



Gesprächsrunde “Heimaten in Europa – ein aufgezwungener Kulturkampf?“
Round table “Homelanding in Europe – an imposed cultural fight?”

Ina Scharrenbach: Ministerin für Heimat, Kommunales, Bau und Gleichstellung des Landes NRW (angefragt); Andreas Bialas, MdL NRW, Ulrike Guérot: Politikwissenschaftlerin und Publizistin, Donau-Universität Krems; Tunay Önder: Soziologin und Autorin Moderation: Barbara Neundlinger: Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e.V.; Jochen Butt-Posnik: Kontaktstelle Deutschland »Europa für Bürgerinnen und Bürger«

17:15 - 19:00 Uhr



Meet & Match in hall 5

Culture meets business, business meets culture, for all those who
don't want to go to their hotel between the first day of the Congress and the presentation of the European Cultural Brand Awards.

Subject to change without notice. 

This track will be translated simultaneously. A change in tracks is possible during the breaks.

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