European Bildung Day 2019, May 9 in Berlin

On Europe Day, May 9th, 2019, 70 Bildung experts, researchers, enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs gathered in Berlin to discuss bildung and increase the awareness about bildung. This first event led to the creation of European Bildung Day 2020.


10.00-10:30 – Registration

10:30-10:45 – Welcome by the organizers – and some music to get us started

10:45-12:15 – Plenary session: What do we mean when we say “Bildung”?

  • Prof. Dr. Julian Nida-Rümelin – What is Bildung?
  • Tomas Björkman – Bildung and ego-development
  • Lene Rachel Andersen – Bismarck and Bildung in Denmark
  • Michiel Tolman – Young Bildung activism in the Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Welzel – Bildung and values
  • Visions for Bildung Day 2020 – discussion

12:15-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-15:00 – Parallel sessions – hosted by Dr. Stefan Bergheim and Lene Rachel Andersen

15:00-15:15 – Ideas from the two sessions – The best suggestions from the two groups

15:15-15:30 – Coffee break

15:30-16:30 – Open space discussions
How would you like to contribute in 2020, what kind of help do you need, and who commits to what?

16:30-17:00 – Concluding
Connecting the results of the day and how we move along

18:00-21:00 – Dinner at a nearby restaurant