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European Culture Festival
Tuesday 28 June 2016

During the Forum Culture Europe in Brussels (19-20 April 2016), the team of LIKE met with that of the European Culture Festival to discuss projects and collaborations : they presented their ambitious project.

Their observation is insightfully simple : if we want to talk about a « European culture », we'd better first know the culture of our neighbours ; yet, we are still very few to know about Italy's last box-office hit, or even Germany's popmusic sweetheart !

It is therefore in the perspective of promoting knowledge of European cultures that the ECF Foundation wants to launch, in 2017/2018, the European Culture Festival. Organised in a decentralised manner, the umbrella-brand of this Europe-wide festival would cover the events organised by different cultural structures which, around European Day (May, 9th), would commit to produce events and hence promote works from other European countries. Local authorities, on their side, could impulse and coordinate the different events on their territory.
LIKE is enthusiastic about any project of this kind that aims to strengthen cultural exchanges, contribute to a better mutual understanding of Europeans through culture, and position European territories as attractive areas of free expression, creation and cultural exchange.

That is why LIKE, within the framework of partnerships development, is calling its members to express themselves regarding the provisional pilot-document.

What do you think ? Do not hesitate to get in touch with Margaux Rouchet : m.rouchet@likeculture.eu / +33 3 20 85 14 14) : all your reactions, opinions, suggestions will be compiled so that LIKE contributes to the project of the ECF Foundation ; and if your reactions are as enthusiastic as that of the team, fosters our collaboration…

So, get to your keyboards – let us make culture alive together !