A Soul for Europe conference 2015 – Day1
The Conference started today in Berlin with a special pre-conference with a focus on the current #refugees challenge in European cities.
Since over 10 years, this conference is a meeting point for initiatives working together FOR Europe while understanding that culture is a driving factor in the positive support of the European idea. This is an exchange of people, who are taking a stand against any nationalistic tendencies. We, who believe in the European idea are now required to speak out against the deniers of the benefits of open borders within the EU.
However – as Prof. Schlögel said in his opening keynote – we do need some protection. As the European Governments realized too late, open borders within Europe work only, when the outside borders are managed – not closed with walls, but regulated in a humane way.
Especially because we believe in Europe, we cannot support unrealistic ideas, dreaming of a European unified peace-and-love Multi-Kulti-Society; but we can exchange ideas and cooperate on initiatives, which show the European soul in a positive way.
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