The Agora (ancient Greek ἀγορά) was the central festival-, gathering- and market place of a city in ancient Greece. But neither localised nor time-bound, there were marketplaces worldwide, from ancient times through the Middle Ages until recent modern times, where the public and social life took its centre. Whether as a trading point, message exchange, people's and court meetings or rallies and spectacle, it was the focal point and centre of community life.
Even today they exist, official or un- places where you can meet people and exchanging ideas. People are telling, discussing and reciting. People interact. Our lives touch each other. Sometime just a little bit, sometimes very intense, cautious or intimately.
This idea of the encounter we want to carry on with our Agora. With our (for the present) four different virtual marketplaces, we want to invite all of you, all Europeans to exchange.