European Cultural Parliament

The Battle of Ideas is a unique institution with its crowd of debating and discussing people. The diversity of themes is a great advantage of this event. It is a reminder for participants that not only today´s great “theme à la mode” is worth discussing, but hundreds of other themes as well. The Battle of Ideas is a modern agora for freedom of speech and freedom of thought. As founder of the European Cultural Parliament, ECP, the Pan-European forum for personalities from Culture, Arts and letters, I feel particularly at home at this London event, which I hope will spread across Europe and other parts of the world.

Karl-Erik Norrman, secretary general, ECP

Immigration: who should control our borders?

"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student

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