11 July 2013: “New Narrative for Europe”: General Assembly, Warsaw, Poland
Launched this morning by President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Donald Tusk, the General assembly of the New Narrative for Europe gathers around 250 personalities from the cultural, intellectual and scientific worlds to discuss the challenges facing Europe.
It serves as an inspiration to jointly explore the history, values, symbols and cultural aspects that unite citizens and to come up with a new narrative for Europe.
Participants discuss the following topics:
– What cultural values do we need to make a common story?
– Europe’s soft power: the arts, heritage and sciences
– The image and role of Europe in a global and interdependent world
President Barroso will also take part in the final debate at 12:40 CET.
The event is webcast live [ http://ec.europa.eu/debate-future-europe/index_en.htm ]here.
The New Narrative project aims to encourage greater involvement of European intellectuals, artists and scientists to invite them to a long-term public discussion about Europe.
It responds in particular to President Barroso’s call which he made in his speech on the State of the Union in September 2012 for ‘more and better Europe’.
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