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Daphne Büllesbach is Berlin-based Director of Programmes at European Alternatives, a Europe-wide civil society organization devoted to exploring and developing the potential for transnational politics and culture. In 2012 she co-founded the German branch of European Alternatives in Berlin and heads the Berlin office of the transnational organisation. Daphne was co-curator of the 2015 edition of Transeuropa Festival 'Beyond Fragments' that took place in Belgrade in October 2015, bringing together activists and artists debating issues such as the refugee situation, management of the commons or the seizure of institutions by new political forces. After years of gathering and connecting progressive voices around Europe, she is experienced in the difficulties of cross-border political work and holds a particular interest for solutions to bridging the local to the transnational. She holds degrees in European Studies and Social and Political Science from King’s College London, Sciences-Po Paris and Cambridge University. In 2015 she has spoken on political activism, social movements 2.0., participation and mobilisation and solidarity in times of crisis, always with a focus on Europe.
Examples of previous talks / appearances:
Impulsreferat Zivilgesellschaft und Digitale Revolution
December 2, 2015 : Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover, in the framework of the exhibition peace 'agora' by the artist Rita McBride
Changemaking in Europe
August 31, 2015 : European Forum Alpbach, Austria.
Workshop on the Do's and Dont's of changemaking in Europe.
Sharing a direct responsibility for Europe: cultural performance, social creativity and innovation in cities and urban areas.
November 9, 2015: A soul for Europe Conference, Allianz Forum Berlin
Panelist on podium on creative power of urban areas with their cultural institutions and grass-roots initiative and their outstanding role for the European process beyond the local and regional competences
Moderation eines Podiums zu Populismus in Europa
November 10, 2015: Progressives Zentrum Berlin, Moderation of the book presentation "A Populist Signal: why politics and democracy need to change"