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!

E-Learning on 'Intercultural Competencies in Civilian Crisis Management'

More Europe – external cultural relations produced, in collaboration with the Centre for European Perspective (Slovenia) and Lecturio, an e-learning course on “Intercultural Competences in Civilian Crisis Management”.
Click here to start the course!

Culture in EU Development Policies

New advocacy paper on Culture and Development, by More Europe
Why is it important that the EU develop adequate programmes for cultural cooperation projects in the field of development? What are our recommendations for the EU to take the full potential of culture into account in its development policies?

about Us

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: visit ‘Events‘ to find out more.


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 research 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. Visit ‘Speaker Profiles‘ to find out more about the people lending their expertise to the More Europe initiative 

Join us!

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 and Twitter, or by becoming an official partner. Contact us for more information on getting involved. 


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