Dome-Talk with Europe-Activists in Vienna
For the second event of our double opening we asked the question: “What is going to happen with Europe next? – However, during the conversation, our focus mainly moved to the topic of “direct democracy”.
Many questions arose: Is direct democracy a danger and an instrument that plays into the hands of populism or is it rather a “tool against right-wing extremism”? “Do you have any choice in voting?”
Nini Tsiklauri, as founder of Pulse of Europe, was invited under the dome in Austria and reported on how this citizens’ movement spontaneously founded itself after Brexit in order to make a positive mark for Europe.
Since the dome was placed very centrally many people were passing by. Those who could not find a spot under the dome followed the lively conversation from its outside. Especially two visitors from Erfurt very much enriched the conversation.
During this Dome Talk we also wanted to bring together some committed European activists:
Fabian Baumgärtner of the Diem25 movement for a democratization of Europe, Nana Walzer, co-author of the declaration “Europe – The Human Union”, Ines Kanka and Tassilo Seidl-Zellbrugg of IG-EuroVision as well as Daniela Vancic and Caroline Vernaillen of Democracy International.