The EU as a Global Actor

From the Inside Out: The Internal Development of the European Union and its Future Role in an Interdependent World

(Berlin; July 7th - 10th, 2011)
Location Description
German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt)

Few buildings have experienced Berlin's turbulent history to the extent of the German Foreign Ministry. Built between 1934 and 1940 as an extension of the German Reichsbank, the building was used by the National Socialists to formulate economic policy and the financing of the Second World War. More recently, it was here that the treaty for the reunification of Germany was signed. Although the building has been modernised and expanded, care has been take to preserve its character and unique history.
European House Berlin

Berlin's European House is located in the heart of the city, on the famous boulevard Unter den Linden. The building is situated opposite the Adalon, one of the world's most exclusive hotels, and a short walk from Pariser Platz, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Reichstag. The location is home to the European Commission representation in Germany.
Berlin City Hall

Located in the heart of East Berlin, close to the TV Tower and a short walk from the famous Unter den Linden Boulevard, Berlin's City Hall is an impressive building. Home to the Berlin Senate and the offices of the Berlin Mayor, the "Red" City Hall has been in use since 1869 and holds a unique place in the city's history.

German Parliament

The seat of the German Parliament, the Reichstag, is closely linked to the modern history of Berlin. Burnt down under suspicious circumstances in 1933, stranded in No-Man's Land during the Cold War, and then "unwrapped' as the home of the German Parliament once again in 1995.

The glass dome on the roof of the building, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, symbolizes the transparency of modern German government institutions.

The House of World Cultures

The House of World Cultures is a leading centre for the contemporary arts and a venue for projects breaking through artistic boundaries.

The House of World Cultures has set itself the task of presenting non European cultures through their fine arts, theatre, music, literature, film and the media and engaging them in a public discourse with European cultures.

The House of World Cultures' program focuses on the contemporary arts and current developments in the cultures of Africa, Asia and Latin America as well as on the artistic and cultural consequences of globalization. It gives priority to projects that explore the possibilities of both intercultural co-operation and its presentation.
Berlin Theatre on Kurfürstendamm

Opened on 8th October 1921, The Theatre am Kurfürstendamm is an important cultural venue in the heart of West Berlin. Badly damaged during the Second World War, the theatre was rebuilt in1946 and reopened the following year.

Since then it has housed performances starring some of Germany's most revered actors and is one of the best-known and most well-respected private theatres in the country.
ICD House for Arts & Culture

The ICD House of Arts & Culture (ICD House) is a multi-purpose location that has been designed to support Berlin's civil society and the city's diverse cultural communities by providing a platform for their activities.

Run by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, its purpose is to raise awareness of and celebrate the city's cultural diversity amongst the general public as well as providing a forum for discussion on salient political and cultural issues from across the world.