On November 23-25, 2011, the European Values Study and Tilburg University organized an international conference on the Value(s) of Europe at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.
The program on Thursday, November 24 and Friday morning, November 25, included key note speeches on "Democratic citizenship and its Consequences for the Enlarged European Union" by professor Hans-Dieter Klingemann (WZB | Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung), and on "Religion in Contemporary Europe" by professor David Voas (University of Essex). In parallel sessions, international scholars presented their papers on the diversities and trends in European values. Topics include family and marriage, work and leisure time, religion and morality, politics and society, and identity and ethnic diversity. This program was open for a scientific audience.
Friday 25 November
On Friday, November 25, the conference proceeded with a general program on The Value(s) of Europe, open for the general public. The first copy of the new version of "Atlas of European Values" was presented to Mr. Luuk van Middelaar, member of the Cabinet of Mr. Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council. Professor Yilmaz Esmer (Professor of Political Science at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul) gave a lecture on "Fitting Islam into Europe: The Case of Turkey", followed by a political discussion on "More or Less Europe" with Mr. Wim van de Donk, Queen's Commissioner of the province of Noord Brabant, Mrs. Sophie In 't Veld, Member of the Europarliament for D66/ALDE, and Mr. Lambert van Nistelrooy, Member of the Europarliament for EVP.
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