Praxis Europa

Essen, 20–22 October 2017

The Praxis Europa meeting 2017 was the inaugural event of a community of learning and action for Europe. The aim is to foster a multiplicity of ideas for pro-European cooperation, ranging from academic formats to artistic or civic interventions in the public sphere. To make this happen, people from academia, civil society, business, administration and the culture sector, who wish to engage with the idea of a democratic, just and sustainable Europe, came together for an internal network meeting at Ruhr Museum and PACT Zollverein, Essen. Participants came from a broad scientific and political spectrum within and outside of the European Union, but share a pro-European outlook. The perspective is the European society.

Moreover, two public evening events took place: A Käte Hamburger Dialogue on 'Europe and the Digital Public Sphere' at Halle 2 of Zeche Zollverein on 20 October 2017, and the 'European Salon', hosted by Claus Leggewie and Daniel Medin at the Grillo theatre in Essen on 21 October 2017.

The Praxis Europa meeting 2017 was organized and funded by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen. Additional support is provided by Ruhr Museum and PACT Zollverein.

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