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

Robert Schuman, May 9th 1950

2019: A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE IN BERLIN
2020: EUROPEAN BILDUNG DAY ACROSS EUROPE?

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  is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration on May 9th 2020 with public Bildung events across as much of Europe as possible.

How?

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.

2019

On Europe Day, May 9th, 2019, 70 Bildung experts, researchers, enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs gathered in Berlin in order to start the creation of European Bildung Day 2020; you can see pictures from the event and our program here.

2020

If you wish to join us and organize a European Bildung Day on May 9th, 2020, please send us an email at conference@bildungday.eu


More information will follow on this site as we progress.

WORDCLOUD EUROPEAN BILDUNG DAY 2019

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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