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Rod Fisher

We have to ensure that cultural relations are about dialogue, not monologue - so it is not just about telling, it is about listening and being open to other cultures.

Rod Fisher

There is a need for the EU’s actions in culture to genuinely reflect the diversity of the population, the ethnic composition of Europe.

Ruth Ur

I think MORE EUROPE is exactly what we want, where we should be going. But how on earth are we going to do that?

Ruth Ur

To work together we must not just wait for a lowest common denominator. Our local partners should come to us and tell us what they want, not let us develop something on their behalf.

Delphine Borione

We are deeply convinced that we need a joint vision - all European countries, all European institutions and people - to be nore visible and coherent.

Delphine Borione

Je crois qu'on ne fera jamais fi de nos intérêts nationaux mais que la conviction profonde de tous ceux engagés dans la coopération transnationale est que nous serons plus forts ensemble qu’avec l’addition des actions individuelles.

Delphine Borione

Les transformations et les révolutions arabes nous ont bien montré qu’il ne faut pas se focaliser uniquement sur les Etats : ce sont les autres acteurs qui incarnent la stabilité et la continuité de la société.

Delphine Borione

We also want to empower the other cultures.

Malte Bergmann

If you are a politician on a local or national level, it doesn't make sense to wait for a big company to come and invest: your job should be to cultivate our own European, national and local resources to have a growth from the bottom-up.

Alain Fohr

Nous sommes encore très tributaires d’enjeux nationaux et si nous n'allons pas vers une révolution copernicienne de la représentation européenne hors de ses frontières, alors nous n'arriverons à rien !

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