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Post Europe

The idea of a united Europe goes hand in hand with cultural diversity. And yet nationalism, the economic divide within the EU, and fear and resentment of the opaque Brussels bureaucracy are fuelling Euroscepticism. How can we take people’s doubts seriously without giving up on the idea of European unity?
 

Events

Dresden – Tallinn: Freedom to be free

15.06.
to
22.07.
2018
Dresden

As a prelude to a series of joint exhibitions and events on various aspects of freedom in Europe, the Kunsthaus Dresden is giving a sneak peek at a selection of themed works by contemporary artists from Estonia.

Interactive photo installation in Genua and Turin

11.07.
to
15.07.
2018
Turin

Over the past few months, the project partners from Genoa and Turin have been working on photographs and subject-matter for their question about freedom. The results will be presented in June in a photo installation and an interactive wall game in both Turin and Genoa.

How can social, cultural and environmental issues determine national and European policy?

 We can listen more to art and literature, because they promote empathy and understanding and act therefore as a protection against totalitarian currents. By Cecilia Hansson more

Chain Reaction: Thinking across Europe

Intellectuals and people from civic society in a thought experiment: every statement begins and ends with a question. The latter is passed on to another city.

  • Diego Fernandez © Instituto de Cultura Gitana

    Diego Fernandez
    Madrid
    Mach 14th 2018

    Do Roma people represent the free spirit of a Europe without borders?

  • Beata Kowalska © Goethe-Institut / Andrzej Banaś

    Beata Kowalska
    Kraków
    April 5th 2018

    A democratic, social and solidly united Europe without borders still remains a utopian dream that we must all work to realize.more

  • Beata Kowalska © Goethe-Institut / Andrzej Banaś

    Beata Kowalska
    Kraków
    April 5th 2018

    Can freedom and equality in Europe be reconciled once more?

  • Michalis Attalides © Kommenos

    Michalis Attalides
    Nicosia
    April 17th 2018

    Freedom and equality are a question of the financial viability of social security systems. European countries should focus more on their core competencies of culture, science, research, ecology and social integration for positive economic developmentmore

  • Michalis Attalides © Kommenos

    Michalis Attalides
    Nicosia
    April 17th 2018

    How can we make social, cultural and environmental issues a more prominent part of national and European policy making?

  • Cecilia Hansson Photo: Marin Vallin © Goethe-Institut

    Cecilia Hansson
    Stockholm
    May 16th 2018

    We can listen more to art and literature, because they nurture empathy and understanding and act therefore as a firewall against totalitarian currents.more

  • The writer Cecilia Hansson Photo: Marin Vallin © Goethe-Institut

    Cecilia Hansson
    Stockholm
    May 16th 2018

    Are we living in a really post-fascist Europe, a Europe as we want it to be?

  • The writer Nikita Dhawan Photo: Daniel Vegel © Goethe-Institut

    Nikita Dhawan
    Innsbruck
    June 16th 2018

    The democratizing forces at work in Europe are offset by nationalisms, racisms, and exclusions, so that the promise of a post-fascist Europe reveals itself to be a missed appointment with history.more

  • The writer Nikita Dhawan Photo: Daniel Vegel © Goethe-Institut

    Nikita Dhawan
    Innsbruck
    June 16th 2018

    How can one fight gender and economic injustice worldwide without reinforcing European hegemony...

  • The writer Iskra Geshoska Photo: Vancho Dzambaski © Goethe-Institut

    Iskra Geshoska
    Skopje
    July 5th 2018

    The struggle for economic, political, cultural and gender equality and liberty must be consistent, constant, adequate to each context individually, and needs to create a sense of belonging, unity and emancipation.more

These Goethe-Institutes and their partners make up the Freiraum tandems, and aim to find answers to the questions of their respective counterparts.

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