On the last day of the Forum on European Culture we will make a start on outlining European future scenarios. During live podcast interview sessions we speak with brilliant, innovative and surprising European minds from all over the continent, ranging from activists to philosophers.
How can Europe move past crisis management and towards real socio-political renewal? How do Europeans, from artists to journalists, from politicians to economists, envision a European future?
Host: Tim Wagemakers (journalist & programme editor)
C0-host hour 1 + 2 : Luuk van Middelaar
Co-host hour 3 + 4: Yoeri Albrecht
Book your ticket for a specific time slot:
1. The Artist vs. Europe / 11.00 – 11.50 / Listen here
In today’s Europe the voices that create polarization, division, and isolation seem to be louder than those who call for cooperation and solidarity. Is it up to artists to speak up against cultural isolation in Europe? Is it time for a call to action?
2. Who really runs Europe? / 12.00 – 12.50 / Listen here
Traditionally the European project is based on centralism, with Brussels as Europe’s headquarters. Recent developments, however, show that many people don’t feel represented by this central government. How should Europe be constructed to keep it together?
3. Europe seen from inside/outside? / 13.00 – 13.50 / Listen here
Europe’s time as a central and powerful continent is over Asia, Africa, South-Amerika, and the Arab world are all becoming politically and culturally more dominant. How should Europe position itself in relation to other cultures and continents in our globalized world? What is left of the European identity and culture today?
4. Culture – why should Europe care? / 14.00 – 14.50 / Listen here
When people think about Europe they mostly think about politics and economics, but Europe is also a cultural project. How can we bring the cultural side of Europe under more attention? And how should that be translated into policy?
This programme is made in cooperation with Dag en Nacht Media, a platform for Dutch podcasts.