This summer, the festival organises four events in Leipzig, Coventry and Amsterdam. Afropean Express: Travels in Black Europe (Leipzig, DE), The European Gen Z Manifesto (De Balie, Amsterdam), The Island (Coventry, UK) and the European Literature Night (De Balie, Amsterdam).
A new outdoor exposition by the British writer and photographer Johny Pitts is on show in Leipzig. Curated by the Forum on European Culture and Pitts, the exposition shows photos of Pitts’ travels through Europe looking for the ‘Afropean’ identity.
Watch the interview with Pitts during the Forum on European Culture festival 2020
On this evening teens from all over Europe will exchange perspectives for the role of the youth in Europe’s democracy. A manifesto with letters from young people all over Europe is handed over to MEP Samira Rafaela and widely shared among politicians and youth organizations following the program.
Tonight we celebrate European literature with a dozen writers and poets from the entire continent. The theme this year is: The Courage of the Writer. A literay fest with compelling fiction, poetry-slam, short stories and debate
The Island is a short documentary of an exciting experiment about a diverse group of citizens from Coventry which has to democratically create a shared home on an island under various circumstances. What rules do we need to ensure peace and tranquillity? At what price can prosperity be maintained? When and why is solidarity needed?