World peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it.

Robert Schuman, May 9th 1950

A ONE DAY CONFERENCE IN BERLIN

Many feel that the world is currently in an unstable state and we need creative efforts that can secure world peace, stability and sustainable prosperity around the globe. Creativity at that scale requires Bildung.

What?

Our goal with this one-day conference is to start the planning of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration on May 9th 2020 with public Bildung events across as much of Europe as possible.

How?

We are gathering 70 handpicked European Bildung professionals in Berlin. Together, we are going to explore Bildung and how Bildung can become a fun, meaningful and uniting European endeavor.

Bildung?

Bildung is so uniquely Germanic the word doesn’t even exist in English—yet. Can we unite our continent around culture, science, philosophy, beauty, art, emancipation, wonder, education, a sense of shared belonging, and that “thing” which can best be captured in another German word: Geist?

Uniting Europe?

Yes. Through cultural heritage and Bildung. We believe in humans, in culture and in a shared sense of belonging: in local communities, peoples and nations, and continents and civilizations. We also believe in a shared humanity and a universal need for meaning making and expression, for empowerment, emancipation and fun.

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN US

If you wish to see the program and perhaps join us on May 9th, please send us an email at conference@bildungday.eu


More information will follow on this site as we progress.

BILDUNG, PERSONALITY AND CREATIVITY

The more power and depth the personality has, and the more freedom reason gains, then the more world a human comprehends, and the more form he creates outside himself.

Friedrich Schiller