The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was a historic catalyst that led to a change in the world’s political, economic and cultural landscape. In the tumultuous aftermath, Eastern Europe witnessed the emergence of dozens of states which led to today’s European Union. The events in Berlin also brought transformation to other parts of the world very far from the Berlin Wall, including regions as far afield as Africa and Asia, and also laid the groundwork for the world we experience today.
The Berlin Wall 30 Event will be held in the framework of the Berlin celebrations of the 30 th Anniversary for the fall of the Berlin Wall. This year’s conference is titled „A World Without Walls„ to emphasize the great changes that took place in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall and to symbolize the many political, economic and cultural walls that still exist in today’s society. This year’s conference will focus on these boundaries and issues.
The 2019 event will include 3 parallel large-scale events dedicated to the fields of international relations and economics, Security & peace building, human rights, arts and culture. The conference curriculum will include a broad range of topics of discussion and will also focus on specific areas within the field of Cultural Diplomacy. Through discussion, lectures and analysis the event will highlight the urgent need to campaign for a world without walls.