Second Berlin Conference on 17 - 19 November 2006

9 October 2006

The second Berlin Conference will be held from 17 to 19 November 2006, as agreed with EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. Its motto "A Soul for Europe" was originally coined by former EU Commission President Jacques Delors. In his opening address at the first Berlin Conference in 2004, Jose Manuel Barroso had this to say: "The EU has reached a stage of its history where its cultural dimension can no longer be ignored." These words have become the programmatic basis for the work of the initiative "A Soul for Europe". Its message is that we need to make more effective use of Europe4s cultural resources than in the past in order to make progress on the path towards European unification. Read more on the