‘New Narrative for Europe’ is a debate on the future, problems and challenges facing the European Union. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the elements that Europeans from different countries have in common – history, values, symbols and cultural context.
The meeting was attended by Bogdan Zdrojewski, the Minister of Culture, artists and scientists from all over Europe. The most prominent representatives of Poland included: Agnieszka Holland, Waldemar Dąbrowski, Michał Kleiber, Karol Musioł, Czesław Porębski and Paweł Świeboda.
José Manuel Barroso talked about the future of Europe and the time of new investments. He noted the role of science and culture in Europe, as well as the role of Europe in the development of science and culture. It is the Europeans’ task to inquire, question and search for solutions to new challenges. In this context, the President also referred to the Copernicus Science Centre: ‘I appreciate the venue of today’s meeting – the Copernicus Science Centre, named after a great Polish, European man of science, man of culture, who developed a new vision of the world.’.
This is the second visit of José Barroso in the Centre. His first visit took place in 2011 during the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. <i‘it> he said back then. ‘The spirit of involvement in science, research and innovation.’
(fot. Agata Steifer)