Continental & Regional Organizations
Every Community presents itself in a variety of institutions and organizations and irritates people by the multitude of its structures. To name only a few
● European Parliament
● European Council
● European Commission
● Council of Europe
● African Union
● League of Arab States
● ASEAN States
Probably this is one of the reasons why the common traits and achievements of its organizations are not adequately honored by the member states as can be seen in regional, national elections whose campaign issues are first and foremost regional and national topics; meaning organizations topics are almost completely absent.
Achievements are taken as self understood whereas undesired developments – even if caused by member states – are assigned to regional institutions. The results are increasing centrifugal forces within the respective organizations. This refers mainly to economy and finance, the top topics of decision makers. However, what is of utmost importance for the desired united organizations are the common cultural assets and their history needing the chance to unfold their potential in favor of a common continent / region.
In this situation, the initiative was taken the EU Commission preceeded by supporting Resolutions of the EU Council of Ministers, the European Parliament and the European Council – an example how to strengthen the real power of peace and understanding by using arts and cultures.
This joint signal was meant to kick-off the strengthening of Europe and to launch joint action of its public and private potential to become effective beyond the normal scale and to unfold sustainably – to the benefit of our children, grandchildren and future generations.
Scattered events cannot be the answer to the big challenge.
Arts and Culture – Strategic Power for Peace
Throughout centuries the power of countries was defined by its military might and its colonial possessions around the world. The result of this past is visible until today and therefore the engaged “Culture of memory” is highly important to understand this past.
The lessons learned must be the starting point for a peaceful future. Economy and politics have achieved a lot already: today there is no other region in the world where so many countries are engaged in so close cooperation in order to secure lasting freedom and prosperity. But peace and a truly sustainable political and economic development can only be achieved if the participation of the citizens is understood in its growing importance and will be solidly anchored in the work of the countries as an important principle. To this end it needs new communication formats, and the number one option here is culture as a strong strategic force which has been neglected hinterto.
A regional Delphiad is the first step into the vision to give a new impetus to each continent, / region. It will provide the citizens of all countries and regions with the opportunity to present their own cultural achievements and likewise to experience and appreciate the achievements of their neighbors. The regional Delphiade can create a platform for the people to get to know each other and to overcome foreignness.
The continental / regional Cultural Heritage Year provides a context in which the regional Delphiad can become a strong instrument to sustainably stage the arts, culture and education as media events.
Events and broadcasting formats with huge audience appeal will not only present arts and culture to people in an impressive way and in an unprecedented amount but will uncover also financial opportunities as we have known in the field of sports for decades.
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