“Say when.” When does the cup runneth over? How much Europe is enough? The continent, threatened by economic crisis and xenophobic nationalism and challenged by new conflicts and wars at its borders, is no longer certain of its own identity and destiny. Politicians talk about Europe while the masses seem to clamour for change, for revolution, for something. Perhaps just something else.

Monika Grütters, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, discusses with Heinrich Detering, the President of the German Academy for Language and Literature, the foreboding challenges Germany and other European nations are facing today. Mikela Chartoulari, Ana Pejović, Andrei Pleșu, Richard Swartz and many others also lend their voices to this debate.

Europe? Let’s see if it has anything left to say.

Initiators: German Academy for Language and Literature, Academy of Arts, S. Fischer Foundation, Allianz Cultural Foundation
Partners: New Europe College, Krokodil, Goethe-Institut
Supported by the Minister of State for Culture and Media


Brandenburg Gate


Monika Grütters


Richard Swartz


Andrei Pleşu


Raluca Alexandrescu and Richard Swartz


Argyris Kastaniotis


Audience at the Berlin Debate


Argyris Kastaniotis and Aris Fioretos in discussion with Mikela Chartoulari


Mikela Chartoulari


Vladimir Arsenijević and Heinrich Detering


Panel discussion on Belgrade with Ana Pejović, Vladimir Arsenijević and Dubravka Stojanović


Dubravka Stojanović


Audience at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin