Geist & Gegenwart – Dialogue Forum / Whitsun Dialogue
The Styrian Government launched the ‘Geist & Gegenwart’ dialogues in 2005 to create a formal platform for in-depth intellectual discourse on important questions of our time, something which has always been a major concern for Graz and Styria, which constitute a dynamic hub in the South-East of Europe.
‘Geist & Gegenwart’ is a platform for fruitful, interdisciplinary and international debates on basic principles in the Styrian border region situated at the intersection of four European cultures. Styria has always seen itself as a bridge to those South-Eastern regions, which have recently moved once again towards the centre of Europe.
‘Geist & Gegenwart’ is made up of two components
‘Geist & Gegenwart’ is coordinated by the Styrian Government’s Department for Science and Research, which is headed by Regional Minister Christopher Drexler, in cooperation with JOANNEUM RESEARCH, the Diocese of Graz-Seckau, the European Forum Alpbach and the five Styrian universities.