An initiative by DutchCulture & De Balie

We are looking back on a great first edition of the Forum on European Culture. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all our partners, contributors and of course the audience for their enthusiasm and support.

The days of the forum were filled with heated debates and unexpected encounters during which artists and thinkers engaged in the paradoxes and puzzles of European identity and culture. In our report you can read all about the performances, lectures, film screenings, exhibitions and expert sessions that took place.


Read about the 12-hour marathon interview conducted by Rem Koolhaas, the cutting-edge theatre performance directed by Ivo van Hove with Europe’s most talented actors, the theatrical journey through Europe’s history by writer György Konrád and theatre maker Marjolijn van Heemstra, the exploration of Europe’s cultural frontiers with young visual artists from the so-called “edges” of our continent and many more pressing performances and debates.

Download the report here.