More Europe - Paris Debate

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 09:00
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Culture and European identity

This seminar, co-organised with the Institut français, discussed culture and the European identity: what does being European mean in today's world? can creativity and cultural innovation participate in shaping a European identity? can there be a common European cultural diplomacy?

opening speeches
Xavier Darcos, Executive President Institut français
Delphine Borione, Director of Culture & Education, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Vice-President of EUNIC Global
Christopher Miles, Vice-President Secretary General of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication
Julia Kristeva, Writer, Psychoanalyst, Professor Emeritus Paris-Diderot University, patron of MORE EUROPE
"What does being European mean today?"
Michel Le Bris, writer & director "Étonnants voyageurs" book festival
Luc Lévy, International relations officer, Shoah Memorial in Paris
Radu Mihăileanu, film director & screenwriter, patron of MORE EUROPE
Sebastian Körber, Deputy Secretary General ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Alain Fohr, Cultural Councelor & Director Institut français Spain
moderated by Laurence Auer, Secretary General Institut français
"How can we highlight European cultural creativity and innovation?"
David Fajolles, Head of Research & prospectives department, French Ministry of Culture and communication
André de Margerie, Director of International relations ARTE France, Head of International relations ARTE
Gérald Grunberg, Director of International relations, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Malte Bergmann, sociologist & researcher in urban development
Pierre Giner, artist
Laurent Burin des Roziers, Cultural Councelor & Director Institut français United Kingdom
moderated by Pier Luigi Sacco, Professor Cultural Economics, Dean of Arts, Markets and Heritage Faculty, IULM University Milan
"Towards a common European cultural diplomacy?"
Henning Schulte-Noelle, chairman Board of Allianz
Delphine Borione, Director of Culture & Education, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vice-President EUNIC Global
Ruth Ur, Head of Arts & Development, British Council
Alban Corbien-Labasse, Executive Director Institut français Dakar & President EUNIC Senegal
Rod Fisher, Director, International Intelligence on Culture Agency
Katherine Watson, Director, European Cultural Foundation
moderated by Damien Helly, Senior Research Fellow European Union Institute for Security Studies

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Documents from the More Europe - Paris debate:

(c) More Europe - external cultural relations