Discovering Europe: Enlargement - Culture - Citizens
Final conference of the trans-national project addresses key European questions
Vienna, 04 November 2004 - The final conference of the cross-border project "Discovering Europe: Enlargement - Culture - Citizens", which was launched in 2003, will be held in the Great Ceremonial Hall of the University of Vienna on 5 and 6 November 2004.
The two-day conference, which will be attended by representatives of all EU Member States, will focus on key issues such as "Communicating Europe", "Towards a European civilisation", "Bridging the gap between European institutions and citizens", "A new economic and financial strategy for the enlarged Europe" and "Europe's future: enlargement - constitution - cultural identity".
High-ranking participants at the event will include the Head of the Directorate-General for International Cultural Policy at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dr. Emil Brix, the President of the International PEN Club, Jiří Gruša, the EU Budget Commissioner Michaele Schreyer and the Austrian Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Dr. Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, among others.
"Discovering Europe: Enlargement - Culture - Citizens" is a trans-national project supported by funding from the European Commission's PRINCE programme, in which the Directorate-General for International Cultural Policy at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs cooperates in partnership with the European Commission as well as the Info Points Europe (IPE), the Euro Info Centre (EIC), the Union of European Federalists (UEF) and the Young European Federalists (JEF).
The focus of the project was the touring exhibition "Discovering Europe: Enlargement - Culture - Citizens", which presented cultural profiles of the ten new accession candidates and was shown in numerous locations throughout the 15 "old" Member States of the European Union.