European Public Sphere Blog

Impressions, reports and thoughts of the European Public Sphere staff

Extend the Sensors to the West and South

In our Austria-Tour we still have one more stop to do. On 16 October we will rebuild the Dome for an "inclusive Dome Talk" - in Vienna, where the opening event also took place in July. In the meantime, however, we were on our way - with a detour to South Tyrol - in...

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When the Dome res(is)ted

Manheim, Germany | Hambach Forest, 18 August, 2018: On the occasion of the camp for [future] 2018, the Europe Dome is put together in the baking heat. Around 17.30 about 120 young activists are approaching the resistance acre of the BUND NRW via the steppe-like...

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The Europe-Dome travels throughout Europe. It is the aim of our initiative that all interested people can hear about the talks.

A European public sphere needs both: concrete encounters between the citizens and the opportunity to hear from the results of their exchange.

In this blog, the team-members of the European Public Sphere Initiative talk about the dome talks, about the development of our initiative or anout what we are thinking about Europe.

Summiteers: What does Europe need the Alps for?

Henar Mountain Pasture | From 13 to 16 August, the European Public Sphere-Dome stood on the Henar mountain pasture between the peaks of the so-called Dead Mountains. This stop in the border region of Styria and Upper Austria is part of our tour on the occasion of the...

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Kick-off in Austria

  Vienna, Austria | Austria is holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months starting 1 July. The European Public Sphere is taking up this occasion by planning a small series of Dome-Events throughout Austria over the next few months. For...

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What’s your vision of Europe?

Kick-off of the Austria-Tour on 6 July  With the beginning of the second half of the year Austria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Ines Kanka has written a small report for the magazine "Wegweiser Anthroposophie" (Guidepost...

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Rethinking Social Justice in Europe

  Witten, Germany | Last Friday, the fifth Dome Talk of the North Rhine-Westphalia Tour took place in Witten, Germany, organized by Mehr Demokratie within the framework of the European Public Sphere Project. The topic "Rethinking Social Justice in Europe" was...

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Man and mouse under Düsseldorf-dome

  Düsseldorf, Germany | On the occasion of the annual March against Monsanto on 19 May the dome travelled to Düsseldorf. It was in good company on the grass-covered Graf-Adolf-Platz: with the Monsanto high-rise as a scenery, it was surrounded by stands of...

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European Public Sphere goes Münster

Münster, Germany | As part of its NRW tour, the dome came to Münster on 11 May. Not only the continuing good weather, but also the Catholic Day encouraged a lively participation of different organizations’ invited representatives, but above all for keen-to-discuss...

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Kick-off of the NRW-Tour in Bonn

  Bonn, Germany | On May 5th it finally happened: the first event of the NRW tour of the European Public Sphere took place in Bonn. This time the wooden dome was set up on the Münsterplatz in Bonn's city centre, where a major sporting event in bright sunshine and...

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Dome-Talk with Europe-Activists in Vienna

Vienna, Austria | On 1 October 2017, the European Public Sphere took place in the center of Vienna at Karlsplatz with the Karlskirche as its scenery. The Dome-Talk started after a Pulse of Europe rally, whose comrades-in-arms were invited together with other European...

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First Dome Talk at Democracy Camp in Wels

  The "European Public Sphere" project had its premiere on 29 September 2017. As part of the "More Democracy Camp" in Wels/Austria, we built our Europe Dome in the cultural center “Alter Schlachthof” in Wels and organized a dome talk on the topic “Democracy in...

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