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Berlin Forum: In Search of Lost Universalism
From Monday, 26 November 2018
To Tuesday, 27 November 2018

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The 4th International Forum "In Search of Lost Universalism" will take place in Berlin on 26-27 November 2018. Traditionally, the Forum would provide the floor for prominent thinkers and practitioners and civil society representatives from different countries to address humanitarian issues and global challenges which have become increasingly common for modern societies these days, to share views and suggest ways to foster trust and civic engagement for positive changes on national and international levels. The Forum marks the beginning of a mission: to spread the ideals of civic society, the practice of discussing and teaching them, and to promote what Jean Monnet called “a civilized state of mind”.

Many discussions in different formats will be covered, among others, topics such as Politics today, Economy and Fight with corruption, Climate and Migration. Keynote addresses will be made by the Founder of Moscow School of Civic Education Lena Nemirovskaya, President of the Association of Schools of Political Studies Catherine Lalumière, chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Norbert Lammert , journalist Marco Politi, and other prominent speakers.

"In search of lost universalism" is a major civic Forum which starts from the presumption that there are many cultures – but one civilisation based on human rights, freedom, the rule of law and democracy. That civilisation needs to be constantly refreshed by conscious action and projects. After the devastation caused by the Second World War, important new international organisations were founded, including the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the World Council of Churches, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, etc. A universal perception of justice emerged, reflected in key international documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Social Charter, and the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Location KAS Berlin
Tiergartenstraße 35