Welcome to ‘more europe’
The role of culture in preventing & reducing violent extremism
Dr. Asiem El Difraoui, a political scientist, specialised inter alia in jihadism, prevention and de-radicalisation strategies, explores for More Europe – external cultural relations how cultural activities, artistic projects, the promotion of inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue(s) can help prevent and reduce violent extremism.
EU Cultural Relations with its Southern Neighbours
New advocacy paper on the role of culture in the European Neighbourhood Policy, by More Europe, exposing the contribution of culture to employment in the MENA region, the impact of strengthened cultural relations to prevent violent extremism, and the role of such cultural relations in reinforcing human rights and democracy.
EU Council Conclusions on Strategic Approach to International Cultural Relations
On 23 May 2017, the Council of the EU adopted Conclusions on an EU strategic approach to international cultural relations.
This is the direct result of More Europe – external cultural relations’ advocacy work of the last 5 years!
Modern diplomacy requires the development of new thinking and skills to face global challenges and changing societies. A new European approach towards external relations, based on the promotion of fundamental values, two-way dialogue, and the recognition of the role of civil society is urgently needed.
MORE EUROPE – external cultural relations is a cultural civil initiative, composed of a public-private partnership of foundations, civil society networks and national cultural institutes, whose objective is to convince politicians and policy-makers to place cultural relations – one of the strongest assets that Europe has – in the heart of the EU’s external affairs.
What we do
More Europe is a new approach towards external relations, based on the promotion of fundamental values, two-way dialogue, and the recognition of the role of civil society. An important element in the initiative is our series of debates: take a look at our calendar.
Another important element in the More Europe initiative is the research component. Take a look at our growing body of case studies and reports that make the case for more external cultural relations and also browse a document library with links to content relevant to More Europe.
More Europe’s research has been compiled by an international group of experts in the fields of culture and cultural relations. Find out more about the people lending their expertise to the More Europe initiative.
There are many ways of joining up with the More Europe initiative, through attending debates in your capital city, investigating the research, joining us on facebook or by becoming an official partner.
More Europe is launching a call for Experts for its 2019 study into Global cultural relations and cooperation. More Europe is looking for an Independent experienced Expert to conduct an in-depth review of cultural organisations and operators outside Europe. The Expert...read more
On May 31, at the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), cultural actors from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine – 6 countries forming the so-called “Eastern Partnership” – met with Brussels-bound experts and politicians to raise their concerns and...read more
On 23 May 2017, the Council of the EU adopted Conclusions on an EU strategic approach to international cultural relations. The Council of the EU published a press release underlining that "such an approach should be bottom-up and should respect the independence of the...read more