The debate around Europe is being facilitated by a number of Ambassadors from the cultural field. Our ambassadors take the debates about European identity and future across Europe.
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Exhibition / 13 April - 29 May 2016, Brussels, Belgium
In this project, artists, journalists and students from Brussels and around the world reflected on Europe's identity and future. In the discussion room debates, lectures and workshops focused on migration, borders, democracy, and the power of stories. Along the installation route artists and architects including Filip Van Dingenen, Rem Koolhaas, Ingo Niermann, Louwrien Wijers and Chantal Akerman gave their personal view of Europe.
Project and exhibition / 19 November 2015 - 29 May 2016, Brussels, Belgium
BOZAR’s idea behind the ‘Next Generation, Please!’ project was to encourage young people to write a new European narrative. The participants did it in their own, new language, developed with artists, thinkers and politicians. The outcomes of their work will surprise you.
Talks and showcase / 25-26 May 2016 / Brussels, Belgium
These debates tackled the European space from an Eastern perspective. How have artists been able to inspire the socio-political narrative called European Union? Did their contributions manage to inspire policies? How do artists in Eastern European countries live public spaces?
Visit the exhibition website for more information.
Debate series / January to June 2016 / Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
European Dialogues is designed to spark reflection and debate between citizens of all ages, disciplines, ethnicities and beliefs. Ultimately, it aims to create a space that welcomes and interchanges ideas, a space where citizens have a voice. Each month, local and international experts come together with interested citizens to consider and reconsider the European reality.
The reflection and the debate do not begin or end with these encounters. During each session of the European Dialogues, two distinct and diverse participants, some present and others participating virtually through live streaming, are invited to create a blog, a culmination of their own opinions and reflections of the debate.
For more on the initiative, visit the E-dialogues website.
International conference / 20-21 May 2016 / Paris, France
Thirty historians from 17 different countries met at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris for an event sponsored by the European Commission, in order to discuss possibilities for a new narrative for Europe. How can we build a new narrative centred on the history of European thought and awareness? How do we create a constructive dialogue between different political and historiographic traditions?
For more information about this, please visit the event website.