Patrons in 2016: European
Cardinal Rainer
Maria Woelki
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Complementing the series of talks, exhibitions will be shown all day.

Friday, 20 March 2015


Creating Beauty:
Setting Out Anew for the Ends of the Earth

Introduction to the exhibit and presentation of the video by John Waters, Columnist with the Irish Independent, Dublin

Change of perspective.
The Challenge of Education in Uganda

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien, President, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Chair of didactics of German language and literature

Event for teachers, students and interested people. Please register by sending a short message to anmeldung@rhein-meeting.org.

Saturday, 21 March 2015


Welcome Address

Fr. Dr. Gianluca Carlin, President of the Rhine Meeting


Welcome Address

Sylvia Löhrmann, Minister of Education for North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf


School – Person – Education

Angel Mel Ortega, Director, Colegio Kolbe, Madrid

Claire Pickartz, Director, Erzbischöfliches St.-Ursula-Gymnasium Brühl

Burkhard Schmitt, Director, CJD Christophorusschule Droyßig

Moderation: Fr. Dr. Gianluca Carlin, School Minister and Teacher, Erzbischöfliches St.-Ursula-Gymnasium and Elisabeth-von-Thüringen-Realschule, Brühl


Work – Person – Education

Nils-Peter Daetz, Vice President Human Resources Europe, Nokia Solutions and Networks GmbH & Co. KG, Munich

Dr. Georg Haubs, among others director of R&S Systems GmbH, Munich

Moderation: Bernhard Scholz, Chairman of the Italian Association Compagnia delle Opere, Milan


“Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it.” (Hannah Arendt) – Education: a challenge for every school director

Round table discussion for school directors and schools officers / diocesan representatives. A simple message to anmeldung@rhein-meeting.org is required for registration.

Roberto Pellegatta, Founding President of the Italian Association of School Directors Di.S.A.L., Milan

Burkhard Schmitt, Director, CJD Christophorusschule Droyßig


Freedom in School and the Right not to go to School – from a Constitutional Point of View

Workshop with a presentation by Prof. Dr. Franz Reimer, Professor of Public Law and Legal Theory, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen


Life is a Big Adventure Towards the Light

Reading from letters of members of the “White Rose”

Speakers: Katja Ruppenthal and Martin Groß

Musical accompaniment: saxophone quartet of the Musikschule Grünwald – Frederik Altherr, David Bühler and Alexander Mayer with their teacher Sabrina Egea Sobral

Sunday, 22 March 2015


Holy Mass at St. Ursula, Ursulaplatz

Main celebrant: Fr. Dr. Dominik Meiering, Vicar general of the Archdiocese Cologne


The Risk of Education

Prof. Eugenia Scabini, Professor Emeritus for Social Psychology of the Family, Catholic University, Milan

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Education of the Person – Education for Freedom

Fr. Prof. Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, Professor of Introduction to Theology, Katholische Universität Mailand