Katharina Moser – A European love
For those who could not make it to July’s talk about LOVE, here comes a short summary:
“Europe is not an idea but a living experience.”
”In the midst of crisis Europe should embrace its biggest asset - diversity.“
”Learning about people as well as their backgrounds can only enrich our lives and open our eyes for new ideas, opinions and places.”
Since the secession in Vienna has always provided space for revolutionary thinking, extraordinary ideas and has hosted many brilliant minds over the course of time, the beautiful building with the “cabbage dome” in Vienna’s first district was the perfect place to host July’s CreativeMornings Vienna event on the particularly versatile topic of “love”.
And yes, Vienna-based Katharina Moser, passionate European, entrepreneur and author had a very special love story to tell – about her love for Europe, for the idea of overcoming barriers, the spirit of cross-cultural adventure and especially the mixture of people that feel diverse but connected at the same time.
When “Europe asked her out on the first date” she was learning about cultural differences by sharing an apartment with a group of people from all over Europe in the Spanish city of Madrid. By sharing stories about their differences they overcame what set them apart in the beginning, even enjoyed their differences and found “common ground”. Katharina discovered, Europe, for her, meant exactly that. Shared stories, maybe even “a” shared story. That learning about other people as well as their backgrounds can only enrich our lives and open our eyes for new ideas, opinions and places.
Like in every love story there where “wonderful
days of joy and excitement”, but also came the “times of crisis”, a period in her life she spent with someone who
was not able to share her political views and passion on Europe’s diversity.
Thus many discussions on politics and opinions, as it happens when you care
about someone, that relationship came to an end, while her “love story with Europe continued and even
got stronger”. She finally made her relationship with Europe “official” by
founding her own company in 2015. MOSAIK, an agency for European communication projects
that aims to create a positive European spirit.
“Europe and I have our good and our bad days”. Katharina Moser firmly believes that, only when we are interested in each other, we can benefit on a personal or even a political or economic level. “Just like in a relationship, you do not leave or quit, as soon as things get difficult”. Since Katharina voices her opinion, that Europe has to be creative especially in times of crisis, one of her company’s core principles is to connect stakeholders from diverse fields and disciplines and by that create new synergies. Katharina Moser prompts people to realize that Europe`s diversity and differences are its biggest asset. Like in a relationship, one can only grow by overcoming obstacles together. Considering Europe’s 28 countries and 24 languages - love comes in all different expressions, colors, shapes and sizes. “But that is the beauty of love, you can never be sure where it will take you.”
Learn more about Katharina Moser’s ideas and projects such as the quirky card game “Come on over” or the Europe-Trip in Vienna “Route 28”:
Also check out her book on what Europeans consider typical Austrian
“Servus, Bussi und Baba”:
Here is another “lovely” version of Katharina`s talk made by Brightdaylight Visuals:
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