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An international media summit with journalists and editors of leading newspapers and magazines from across Europe
Friday - Saturday, 15-16 June, 2007, Prague
Let's talk European!
Towards a European public sphere – for a transnational network of newspapers and magazines in Central Eastern Europe
A media summit put on by in co-operation with the Goethe-Institute Prague, the Allianz Kulturstiftung, the German Embassy in Prague, the Charles University of Prague, Post Amsterdam and
Keynote speaker was the Polish journalist Adam Krzeminski.
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Panel discussion in Amsterdam about the European public sphere

Friday, 11 May, 2007, 8:00-10:00 pm, Amsterdam
In co-operation with the Goethe-Institute Amsterdam, Post Amsterdam and Dare2Connect presents a panel discussion about the European public sphere. The event, moderated by the journalist Hans Maarten van den Brink features Endre B. Bojtar, editor-in-chief of the Hungarian weekly paper "Magyar Narancs", Gerbert van Loenen, deputy chief editor of the Dutch daily newspaper "Trouw", Arne Ruth, former chief editor of the Swedish newspaper "Dagens Nyheter" and Arno Widmann, head of the Feuilleton and Media section at the "Frankfurter Rundschau". Read more

Diversity makes the Difference
Friday, 9 March 2007, The Hague
The desire to see an enhanced and structural cultural components of a future foreign policy for the European Union grows apace. How much political will is there in the EU member states to see such a policy in place? How would it enhance the EU's role in the world? This was the topic of a conference hosted by the European Cultural Foundation, the Goethe Institute Amsterdam, the European National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC), and the Service Centre for International Cultural Activities (SICA). was the media partner of the conference. Read more

The first meeting of cultural portals in South Eastern Europe

27-29 November 2006, Goethe-Institute Belgrade
Perlentaucher, Germany's major independent online cultural magazine, together with its English service,, are delighted at the invitation to moderate the first meeting of cultural portals in South Eastern Europe. The meeting was attended by young journalists and cultural players from Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia and Macedonia, all of whom operate key cultural portals in their respective countries. Read more

The non-English Patient
Saturday, 7 October 2006, Frankfurt Book Fair co-hosted a panel discussion on world literature in the digital age. The event, moderated by media specialist Ruediger Wischenbart, featured Esther Allen, compiler of an eye-opening study on translation and today's book industry; Susan Harris of Words without Borders; Anne-Bitt Gerecke of; and Thierry Chervel, founder of's sister site Full info and bios here. Here we present the gist of the discussion.

The Limits of Tolerance? Multiculturalism Now
Friday, 28 April 2006, The New York Public Library
with Pascal Bruckner, Necla Kelek, and Richard Rodriguez, moderated by Kwame Anthony Appiah
In co-operation with PEN World Voices - The New York Festival of International Literature. Click here for the texts of the presentations with photos, and here for an article on the event from the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Workshop with young journalists
in the Goethe-Institute Bratislava, Slovakia
in February 2006

Public discussion about the European public space
27 January 2006, in Goethe-Institute New Delhi, India - let's talk european