Wednesday, 15. November 2017 (All day)
Empire Saal Schloss Esterházy Eisenstadt
The transnational project EU3Doms has presented, analysed, and discussed the four EU freedoms within the wider context of the civil freedoms (liberties) in Europe and the present condition of the European Union.This has been done from various perspectives by different actors such as scientists, public employees of municipal and regional entities, civil society organizations and youth.
In the final conference we came back to the civil liberties as background for the the four freedoms of the EU. Their status as well as their significance in EU policies inwards and towards its neighbours and oversee partners was the centre of interest on 15 November in the Esterházy Palace.
The conference shed light on four different aspects of the role, function and significance of the civil liberties in the EU and its politics. It analysed the EU foreign relations and actions, the social perspective of civil liberties, the meaning of freedom and liberties in a chatoyant multi-cultural environment and a youth group from Bratislava, which presented a short video on their perspective of freedom and liberties. All four aspects were interactively deepened in the workshops in the afternoon.
By this the conference added significantly to the understanding of the manifold aspects of freedom in modern European societies and the EU in a globalised world.
On the occasion of the final conference of the EU3doms project the hosting partner organizations invited to a special ceremonial address CIVIS EUROPAEUS SUM by Hungarian author of high renown György Konrád. György Konrád is one of the most important voices in present Europe. He has put the issue of freedom at the centre of his work ever since he escapes Nazi and Arrow Cross pursuers in Budapest. György Konrád placed special emphasis on the Central and Eastern European region, the Danubian Europe which is the focus of our joint project, long before the fall of the iron curtain and times when the term Danubian became fashionable and omnipresent. Suffering from and surviving the two barbarian totalitarian regimes that deformed Europe and its societies so profoundly György Konrád is a voice to be heard in the framework of the EU3Doms project.
To watch the video of the students from Bratislava, please follow: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/155y8dKTG4M421W7Qkj3WUcCf2eBdGN0w
Project Co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union
Photo Credit: Peter Majercik