Europe Illustration (detail): © Tobias Schrank

Crisis and the rise of the right... We refer to Europe mainly in terms of its political and economic systems, and often only when those systems are being challenged.
With Brexit now a certainty, we want to address Europe as a place and as a concept - a continent formed of an international community.

What do we mean by ‘Europe’? What do we mean by ‘European’ ideas? How do we want to contribute to these ideas and continue to shape a common, a #SharedEurope?

Europe - what next?

Tell Me About Europe

We have never, ever seen ourselves as anything other than Europeans.

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former President of Iceland

Read interviews from the "European Archive of Voices": in conversation with young people, former President of Iceland Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and Slovakian philosopher Egon Gál, talk about their lives and experiences of war, oppression and flight in Europe.

Projects on the Occasion of the EU Council Presidency

Keep the UK in the Creative Europe Programme

We are joining colleagues across Europe to ask to reverse the decision to take the UK out of the Creative Europe programme. Read thr open letter we have co-signed together with 250 European cultural organisations.

A Creative Europe grant brings the opportunity to build networks and form relationships for future work, but it is also a chance to develop empathy and understanding of people outside of our own ever decreasing echo chambers. It is a vehicle to build community and a vehicle to promote peace and prosperity.


Read the open letter


Europe and us

What is our position on Europe? What is Europe's position in the world? Two questions that are linked and their answers could overcome limits and borders.

Europe - Open to debate

Europe as an idea, a concept, a "Staatenverbund": that's open to debate! Let's argue with each other – not against each other. And perhaps we will find common ground on this continent.

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