EU Cultural Relations with its Southern Neighbours

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!

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.

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?

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”.
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Manifesto Culture for the Future

More than 400 participants from Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Pacific were present at the Colloquium "Culture for the Future" on the 16th and 17th of June 2019, including top experts, policy-makers, financial institutions, donors, producers, artists, distributors,...

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2019 Call for projects Tfanen – Tunisie Créative

Tfanen – Tunisie Créative launches the 2019 edition of its Local Cultural Engagement Fund. Proposed projects must necessarily contribute to one or more of the following objectives: Promote social and cultural diversity, citizens participation and the socio-cultural...

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about Us

MORE EUROPE – external cultural relations is a cultural 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.

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, dialogue, and the recognition of the role of civil society is urgently needed.


What we do


More Europe proposes a new approach towards external relations, based on the promotion of fundamental values, dialogue, and the recognition of the role of civil society. 

Research & Publications

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More Europe’s research has been compiled by experts in the field of international cultural relations. Visit ‘Speaker Profiles‘ to find out more about the people lending their expertise to More Europe.  

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