European cohesion – particularly between northern and southern Europe – has suffered massively as a result of the economic and financial crisis, and the attempts at its resolution. Against this background, Das Progressive Zentrum has been commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office to implement the transnational dialogue process “Dialogue on Europe – Rebuilding trust and redefining Europe in tough times”. The project seeks to build a new mutual understanding between and across countries, and is actively involving representatives from Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Germany to this end. Particular emphasis is placed in the project on engaging a broad spectrum of multipliers from civil society, the media, politics, academia and industry, thus enabling longer-term cooperation on pan-European reform issues.
On March 7, our Dialogue on Europe made its second stop in Lisbon, Portugal. Now, the Politico wrote about Michael Roth‘s “discreet and unconventional tour (…) to connect directly with citizens”.
After its successful start in Athens, the “Dialogue on Europe” made its second stop in Lisbon, where the second #EuropeanTownHall Meeting took place on 7 March 2016.
On December 7, the opening event of our project “Dialogue on Europe” took place in Athens. Multipliers from Greek civil society came together to participate in workshops on common challenges in Europe, and to discuss these with Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office.