Delphic Journey (2)

Review since 1994

1994

  • Founding Assembly International Delphic Council Berlin, Germany

  • The following persons are unanimously elected to the IDC Board: President: Chief (Ms.) Adanike Ebun AKINOLA-OYAGBOLA (Nigeria), Vice-President: Mr. Prof. Dr. Izaly ZEMTSOVSKY (Russia), Secretary General: Mr. J. Christian B. KIRSCH (Germany). Additional members: Mr. Ral ALVARELLOS (Argentina), Ms. Prof. Divina BAUTISTA (Philippines), Ms. Prof. Zita KELMIKAIT (Lithuania), Mr. Oliver PASCALIN (Ecuador), Mr. Dipl. Ing. Symeon TZOVANIS (Greece) and Mr. Dr. Jos MEJIA URZURA (Mexico).

1995

  • Registration International Delphic Council, Berlin

  • Founding Assembly of the „Delphic Movement in Russia“, St. Petersburg.

  • The City of St. Petersburg invites to the First Delphic World Congress 1996. Anatoly SOBTSHAK, First Mayor of St. Petersburg, declares his patronage.

  • JCB Kirsch is the first foreigner to give a speech in the Moscow City Duma and stresses the importance of the Delphic Movement for culture, politics and economy.

  • The City Duma passes a resolution in support of the Delphic Movement and asks President Boris YELZIN to support the establishment of a National Delphic Council of Russia

1996

  • First Delphic World Congress in St. Petersburg, Russia

  • First Board Meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia; patrons: Anatoly SOBTSHAK, First Mayor of St. Petersburg, Federico MAYOR ZARAGOZA, Director General of UNESCO, Daniel TARSCHYS, Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

  • Meeting with Michael GORBATSHOW in Moscow;

  • JCB Kirsch is elected member of the board of the Russian League for the Protection of Culture.

  • Second Board Meeting in Tokyo, Japan at the invitation of the National Delphic Council of Japan.

  • At the invitation of the Chinese Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC), JCB Kirsch travels to China to meet the Vice Minister of Culture. Goal: Establishment of the National Delphic Council of China

1997

  • First Youth Delphic Games and II Delphic World Congress in Tbilisi, Georgia; patrons: Eduard SHEVARDNADSE, President of Georgia, UNESCO, Council of Europe; III Board Meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia

1999

  • III Delphic World Congress in Athens & Delphi, Greece; IV Board Meeting in Athens & Delphi, Greece

2000

  • Extraordinary Delphic World Congress in Berlin, Germany;

  • First Delphic Games of the Modern Era in Moscow, Russia under the auspices of the Council of Europe and with the support of President Vladimir PUTIN and the Patriarch of Moscow and Russia ALEXEIJ II.

2001

  • IV Session (Plenary Assembly) in Berlin, Germany;

  • V Amphictyony Meeting (Board Meeting) in Delphi, Greece, adoption of Bye-Laws as rules for Delphic Games and Youth Delphic Games;

  • meeting with Hubert ASTIER, Director of Chateau de Versailles, in Paris with the aim of organizing Youth Delphic Games in France.

2002

  • V Session of the IDC in Berlin, Germany

2003

  • II Youth Delphic Games in Dsseldorf, Germany; VI Session in Düsseldorf, Germany;

  • JCB Kirsch is awarded with the Honorary Diploma of the Moscow City Duma for cultural achievements;

  • the Governor of St. Petersburg appoints JCB Kirsch as Honorary Ambassador of the city.

2004

  • Nelson Mandela becomes First Delphic Ambassador for Youth, South Africa;

  • VI Amphictyony Meeting in Baguio City, Philippines / „The Delphic Week in Baguio City“;

  • Participation in the first World Cultural Forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil;

  • JCB Kirsch is guest of Dr. HONG Seok-hyun, Media Tycoon and CEO of International World Culture Open held in New York and is invited for further talks in Seoul.

2005

  • II Delphic Games in Kuching, Malaysia; patron Y.A.B. Pehin Sri Dr. HAJI Abdul Taib Mahmud, Prime Minister of Sarawak; VII Session in Kuching, Malaysia

2006

  • Extraordinary Amphictyony Meeting in Berlin, Germany

  • VIII Amphictyony Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa

2007

  • IX Amphictyony-Meeting in Berlin; III Delphic Youth Games in Baguio City, Philippines; Patron: Corazon AQUINO, President of the Philippines;

  • VIII Session in Baguio City, Philippines;

  • JCB Kirsch, accompanied by Prof. Sang Kyun CHOI, is the official Guest of Honour of the Spring Festival of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Pyongyang. In his greeting message he underlined the enormous importance of Korea’s cultural heritage – looking back on more than 5000 years of history.

  • Participation in the founding symposium of the World Culture Forum Dresden in Dresden, Germany

2008

  • The International Delphic Council takes over the patronage of the first exhibition of North Korean artists in Europe: ART from Pyongyang KOREA, in Berlin, Germany

  • X Amphictyony Meeting in Jeju, Republic of Korea

2009

  • First Water Ceremony at the Castalian Spring in Delphi, Greece in the run-up for the III Delphic Games in Jeju, Republic of Korea; Patrons: In-Chu YU, Minister of Culture and Tae-hwan KIM, Governor of Jeju, Republic of Korea; IX Session in Jeju, Republic of Korea;

  • XI Amphictyony Meeting in Jeju, Republic of Korea

2010

  • 1st Delphic Festival Grand Finale of ITB Berlin, Germany

  • Guest Speaker at the 50th Anniversary of the Peoples Friendship University of Moscow, Russia

2011

  • 2nd Delphic Festival Grand Finale of ITB Berlin; Delphic Art Movie Award (DAMA), Berlin, Germany

  • IV Youth Delphic Games in Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Speaker at the Institute / Academy for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, Germany

2012

  • 3rd Delphic Festival Grand Finale of ITB Berlin

  • X Session in Delphi, Greece; Spyros Mercouris becomes Delphic Ambassador, Athens, Greece

  • Speaker at the Institute / Academy for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, Germany

2013

  • 4th Delphic Festival Grand Finale of ITB Berlin;

  • Prof. Dr. Fotis Papathanasiou founds the Hellenic Delphic Council;

  • Delphic Games Summit in Delphi, Greece

2014

  • 5th Delphic Festival Grand Finale of ITB Berlin;

  • JCB Kirsch is guest of honour at the Traditional Leaders Gathering of Africa in Freedom Park, Pretoria – in honour of Nelson MANDELA and his family;

  • Special Delphic Summit in East London, Mthatha, South Africa

  • Spyros MERCOURIS becomes Honorary President of the International Delphic Council in Athens, Greece

2015

  • The International Delphic Council is patron of the UNI-KOREA Art Exhibition, Berlin, Germany. The works of Korean artists will be presented;

  • 6th Delphic Festival Grand Finale of ITB Berlin;

  • Water Ceremony at the Castalian Spring in Delphi, Greece for India.

  • Guest Speaker at the St. Petersburg Spatial Development Forum, Russia

2016

  • 7th Grand Finale Official Closing Show of ITB Berlin; 

  • Delphic Games Summit in New Delhi, India; XI Session, New Delhi, India

  • Delphic Art Wall – A Wall that unites, kick-off in Hyderabad, India;

  • International Delphic Academy – Foundation in Berlin, Germany

2017

  • 2nd UNI-KOREA Art Exhibition, Korean National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea under the patronage of the IDC.

  • JCB Kirsch participates and holds talks with delegates, among others with the chairman of the Committee for Education, Sports and Tourism, YOU Sung-yop;

  • 8th Grand Finale Official Closing Show of ITB Berlin;

  • XII Amphictyony Meeting in Delphi, Greece;

  • JCB Kirsch presents in Brussels (EU-Parliament, EU-Commission) the planned activities of the IDC in the first European Cultural Heritage Year 2018 (EYCH2018):

  • Introduction of the European Delphiad 2018 in Delphi, Greece

  • campaign Delphic Art Wall A Wall that Unites; start of the Delphic Art Wall (DAW) campaign in Schönhausen Palace in Berlin under the patronage of Dr. Klaus LEDERER, Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Culture & Europe.

2018

  • JCB Kirsch follows an invitation of the „World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce (WZCC)“ as speaker at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, Mumbai, India

  • 3th UNI-KOREA Art Exhibition with works of artists from North and South Korea under the patronage of the IDC during the Winter Olympiad in Pyeong Chang;

  • 9th Grand Finale Official Closing Show of ITB Berlin & Delphic Art Wall Workshops / DAW presentations by young people from the 12 Berlin districts;

  • participation in the 2 European Conference of AHEPA Europe, Berlin, motto: European Spirit;

  • preparation of the XII Session and Introduction of the European Delphiad in Delphi, Greece, patrons: Antonio TAJANI, President of the European Parliament; Kostas BAKOYANNIS, Governor of the Central Greece Region

  • IDC Honorary President Spyros MERCOURIS passed away 23.08.2018

  • XII Session, Delphi, Greece

2019

  • 10th Grand Final – ITB Berlin’s final show
  • Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ, President of the European Committee of the Regions, has become the patron of the European Delphiade 2020, Greece.
  • Participation at European Festivals in Berlin with Delphic Art Wall Presentations
  • Luca JAHIER, President of the European Economic and Social Committee of Europe has become the patron of the European Delphiade 2020, Greece.

2020

  • JCB Kirsch follows an invitation of the German Greek Economic Forum in Berlin and introduces to the panel participants the concept of the Culture Market Economy Concept and had conversations with participating Greek Minister Spyridon Adonis GEORGIADIS for Development and Investments as well as Prime Minister of Greece Mr. Kyriakos MITSOTAKIS and representatives of the Greek business world.
  • START-UP FOR PEACE 75 Years after the end of World War II at the historic place of Palace Schoenhausen, Berlin from April until October containing Speeches, Round Table Talks of students, politicians, artists as well as Artistic performances and introduction of the International Delphic Council,
  • DELPHIC ART WALL A wall that unites; Multi Media Exhibition of paintings at Palace Schönhausen from July until end of October