Europe Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa, © dpa

“Unity in Diversity” has been the motto of the European Union since 2000. Europe and the European project stand for freedom, peace and solidarity among nations – and for a community based on tolerance and interest in one another on the part of many different cultures, traditions and languages, whose preservation is the responsibility of all. Nevertheless, current debates reveal that the project of a united Europe cannot be taken for granted. Can the European project prevail in the future? And how can policy and culture fill it with new life?

Artists and academics, publicists and protagonists from public life, will all take positions on Europe’s present and future – in background analyses, dialogues and visions. 

Wishes for Europe – #mywishforeurope

2017 is Europe’s super election year: elections have been or will be held in many countries – and the debates show that each election is also a vote on Europe itself. We have asked people in and outside of Europe: what do you wish for Europe in 2017? We’ll send their wishes out into the world under #mywishforeurope until 4 June – on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and goethe.de.

Other projects

Home Visits

Ten writers and authors pay home visits in Europe. Hosts in over 15 cities in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany open their doors to them, to spend an evening together.

Collecting Europe visual identity Design: The Beautiful Meme

Collecting Europe

How might our present be viewed from the future? The Goethe-Institut London and the V&A have commissioned twelve international artists to imagine what Europe might look like 2,000 years from now. 

Language and Culture of the Hungarian Roma Photo (detail): © Galerie Kai Dikhas

A Cultural Kaleidoscope

Centuries old and vibrant to this day – the language and culture of the Hungarian Roma. The Goethe-Institut Hungary devotes a dossier to this important and complex chapter of European cultural history.

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