Panel Discussion: Power and responsibility

201902mar15:0016:30Panel Discussion: Power and responsibilityWhat role do leaders play in European political debates?15:00 - 16:30

Event Details

The question if European management board members, entrepreneurs and executives should take a political stand and publicly express their views on European issues is a hot and controversial one. Should entrepreneurs and managers interfere more in politics, show their backbone and fight proactively for Europe, as for example René Obermann and United Europe founder Jürgen Großmann demand? Or should they stay out of politics because they merely have their own entrepreneurial interests in mind and not the future of Europe?

We will discuss this topic with Simone Menne, multi-supervisory board member, Henrik Schmitz, Vice President Communication Strategy at Telekom, and Christian Schubert, Head of Berlin office at BASF.
Moderator: Ulrike Guérot

The event will take place (in German language) on Saturday, 2 March 2019 at 15.00 at the CLB Berlin am Moritzplatz (Aufbauhaus), Prinzenstraße 84.2, 10969 Berlin.

The discussion is part of the F(EU)TURE FESTIVALS with which the European Democracy Lab, founded by Ulrike Guérot, celebrates its fifth anniversary. From 1 – 16 March, two months before the European elections, the European Democracy Lab, together with CLB Berlin, will turn Moritzplatz into a place breathing the European spirit. With contributions from the arts, research, and activism, the F(EU)TURE FESTIVAL of the European Democracy Lab invites you to discuss the state of European Democracy.


March 2, 2019 15:00 - 16:30