The Forum on European Culture: Act for Democracy!

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From the 31st May to the 3rd June 2018, De Balie and DutchCulture put on the second Forum on European Culture, looking at the role of artists & thinkers in the future of the European project.

About the debate:

Over the last couple of years, the European project has been shaken to its core, facing crisis after crisis. These crises have all changed perceptions of the EU and we have seen it shift from a positive, post-war project of peace, cooperation and integration into a fragile construction that is under enormous pressure. In 2018, it is even conceivable that there might be a future in which the European project doesn‘t exist at all. What should be done to reverse these developments and keep Europe together in the face of increasing differences and a rising tide of nationalism?

At this crucial juncture in European history, De Balie & DutchCulture have organised the second edition of the Forum on European Culture – Act for Democracy! This year, the forum puts a special focus on the role of artists and thinkers, looking at their role in the creation and defence of the democratic and artistic freedoms that have defined Europe and at the pressure they are now under as these same European values come under attack. What is the power and impact of art and imagination for Europe and how should we act for democracy?

Miss the debates? Click here to head to our media section and find out how you can keep up-to-date on the release of recordings from the weekend!

Watch the official trailer for this year’s forum:

Featured TTT debates:

Two Time to Talk debates will feature at this year‘s forum, both of which will seek to put a special focus on populism.

Our first debate, Populism, an east-west divide?, will feature Ulrike Guérot, Jan-Werner Müller & Sławomir Sierakowski and will look at populism‘s origins and the different ways in which it has developed across Europe according to local socio-political factors.

Click here to find out more about this debate.

Meanwhile, our second debate, 10 lessons on populism, will feature an inspiring young cast of political activists who have taken on populism and are in Amsterdam to share their experiences with the audience.

Click here to find out more about this debate.

Both of these debates will be featured in the live streams on our homepage on the 2nd June!

Programme:

De Balie, Grote Zaal De Balie, Salon De Balie, Filmzaal De Balie, Bovenfoyer Stadsschouwburg Concertgebouw Stedelijk Museum Theater Bellevue Frascati Rijksakademie Melkweg, Upstairs
10:00
10:00
18:00
Eurolab
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
20:00
20:30
22:00
Freedom Lecture
21:00
De Balie, Grote Zaal De Balie, Salon De Balie, Filmzaal De Balie, Bovenfoyer Stadsschouwburg Concertgebouw Stedelijk Museum Theater Bellevue Frascati Rijksakademie Melkweg, Upstairs
09:00
10:00
10:00
18:00
Eurolab
11:00
12:00
13:00
13:00
15:20
The Square
14:00
15:00
16:00
16:30
18:35
The Bastard
17:00
18:00
18:45
21:29
Western
19:00
20:00
21:00
21:15
22:57
Possessed
22:00
De Balie, Grote Zaal De Balie, Salon De Balie, Filmzaal De Balie, Bovenfoyer Stadsschouwburg Concertgebouw Stedelijk Museum Theater Bellevue Frascati Rijksakademie Melkweg, Upstairs
10:00
10:00
18:00
Eurolab
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
14:00
17:00
Europe on Trial
15:00
16:00
17:00
17:00
18:40
Three Women
18:00
19:00
19:30
21:30
11 Fountains
20:00
21:00
22:00
De Balie, Grote Zaal De Balie, Salon De Balie, Filmzaal De Balie, Bovenfoyer Stadsschouwburg Concertgebouw Stedelijk Museum Theater Bellevue Frascati Rijksakademie Melkweg, Upstairs
10:00
10:00
18:00
Eurolab
11:00
11:00
12:30
Faith in Europe
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
15:00
17:00
Russia Report
16:00
17:00
17:00
18:45
The End of Fear
18:00
19:00
19:15
20:43
The Cleaners
20:00
21:00