On 2 April 2016, a Student Conference "The Golden Wall" gathered 30 European students to discuss the refugee crisis, intercultural tolerance and European identities. The event took place in Subotica, town at the border between Serbia and Hungary and was organised by BOZAR, ESN Serbia, UNICA and International Association of Universities (IAU). The footage of the Conference will be presented at the exhibition "Next Generation, Please" in Brussels.
Held at the border crossing Subotica - Kelebija between Serbia and Hungary, the Conference brought together thirty students from the EU, Serbia and Turkey. Discussions and reflections on the refugee crisis and the future of Europe were be held in the open air, right next to a fence built as a "response" to the movement of migrants from the Middle East. A documentary recorded during the Conference will be shown at "Next Generation, please" Exhibition in Brussels, which will be open from 17 to 29 May 2016.
The conference was launched by the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in cooperation with the Belgian artist Guy Dermul and Mathias Ruelle, and organized by BOZAR, UNICA - Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe, International Association of Universities (IAU) and the Erasmus Student Network Serbia (ESN Serbia), with the support of the EU Info Point Novi Sad and the EU Delegation in Serbia.
The conference was chaired by the British economist Philippe Legrain, an adviser to the World Trade Organization and a former economic adviser to the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
More information can be found on the website www.thegoldenwall.eu.
Foto: Ammar Habboub