Peter Schneider, Ulrich Schreiber, Ulrike Guerot, H.C. Buch, Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Frank Herterich: the list of those who initiated the congress entitled A Dispute over Europe - Europa im Streit, which has been planned for many months, oozes with prominent figures. Even the list of discussion participants is illustrious: aside from Hector Abad and Necla Kelek, Ivan Krastexv, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Jurko Prochasko and Karl Schlöger will all be disputing the future of Europe. Included in the group will be Babelian Daniel Tkatch who, together with four other students, journalists and social activists, will provide perspectives from the younger generation of Europe. "Ultimately, the future of Europe will be determined and influenced by the current younger generation," says sociologist Nína Jurisch, who is also one of the organizers of the discussion forum.
For the facilitators, who see themselves as "dedicated Europeans," this event isn't intended for mere chatter and empty words. A Dispute over Europe is deliberately meant to champion the causes of a "greater Europe" and a new civilization model, which has to be defended from the populist views of right and left political factions. And since Europe is just as dear to the journalists and bloggers of Cafébabel Berlin, not only will we ask Ulrich Schreiber and Bernard Henri-Lévy for their perspectives on Europe, but we will also be an official media partner for A Dispute over Europe. If you don't just want to listen, but would also like to ask questions and make your opinions heard, then come to Haus der Kulturen der Welt on May 2nd and experience a lively, modern and controversial Europe in action.
When? May 2, 2014 from 2-9pm
Where? Haus der Kulturen der Welt (John-Foster-Dulles-Alle 10, Mitte)
Who? For anyone who is interested in Europe. No admittance fee.
CAFÉBABEL BERLIN DISPUTES ABOUT EUROPE
Cafébabel Berlin is an official media partner of A Dispute over Europe. Following May 2, 2014, you will be able to read articles centered on the congress as well as interviews with the panel members. More updates can be found on Facebook and Twitter.