Karlsruhe Dialogues 2008
My Europe - Your Europe: Insights from the 'Outside'
15th-17th February 2008
Conceptually complementing the 11th Karlsruhe Dialogues of 2007, the congress from 15-17 February 2008 once more pursues the question of how people with a different cultural background perceive Europe.
Personalities from the fields of science, politics, and the arts will voice their opinions on concepts and practices of integration, attitudes towards cultural differences and plural societies, the development of and experience with parallel societies and legal pluralism.
Origin for our choice of theme was the German presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of the year 2007. The Karlsruhe Dialogues took place as a “lighthouse-project” within the cultural program for the German presidency of the Council. Under the patronage of the German UNESCO Commission, the 11th Karlsruhe Dialogues in 2007 as well as the 12th Karlsruhe Dialogues in 2008 both also receive support from the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures in Alexandria. Furthermore, the European Commission declared 2008 as the “European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.”
The ZAK is grateful for the financial support by the Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg eG and the city of Karlsruhe. You can attend many events of the Karlsruhe Dialogues without an entrance fee.