31 May - 3 June 2018 Amsterdam


Forum on European Culture is a biennial forum on the strength, impact and value of art and culture for Europe.
The Forum is an initiative of DutchCulture and De Balie.

The 2018 Forum on European Culture, this year entitled ‘Act for Democracy!’, is curated by Yoeri Albrecht (director De Balie) and Cees de Graaff (director DutchCulture).

The first Forum, ‘Re:Creating Europe’, was organized in Amsterdam, from June 1-3 2016.

De Balie
De Balie is a well-known platform and center for the freedom of speech, contemporary art, politics, culture, cinema and media, situated near the Leidseplein in the heart of Amsterdam. Their (daily) programs consistently bear the mark of a sharp and deeply analytical character. Through talkshows, cinema, art, debates and theatre, De Balie mixes several points of view in a wayward and creative fashion.

DutchCulture is the strategic advice agency for international cultural cooperation, creating activities worldwide.
DutchCulture works with – and for – the cultural sector, the government and the diplomatic network both in the Netherlands and abroad. DutchCulture is commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Commission.


Stichting European Culture
KvK-nummer: 64089843
BTW: 855517220B01
RSIN: 855517220
Cees de Graaff (bestuursvoorzitter)
Jolanda Beyer (penningmeester)
Mission statement
Forum on European Culture focuses on the strength, value, and impact of art and culture for Europe.