EULAT 4 Culture Belgium – Cooperative culture and creativity to face global challenges

On 1 June 2022, at the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS), a wide range of policy makers, cultural managers, artists, creators, "artivists" and interested public will discuss the potential of cooperative arts and culture as a force to address global challenges and drive positive change.

It will begin at 8.30am with the Aymara  ceremony of "ch'alla”, connecting Mother Earth ("Pachamama") with the Cosmos,  and will continue with interactive debate sessions with high-level speakers, impactful artistic performances (including a “soundwalk”) and networking opportunities. There will be a special focus on exchanges and links between Europe and Latin America, including local diasporas, as well as North-South, South-South and triangular dialogue.

Panels will include Geopolitics by other means: cooperative culture and creativity to address global challenges, Towards the cooperative paradigm in international cultural relations: from polarising narratives to transcultural dialogue, presentation of Euro-Ibero-American cultural relations initiatives, and parallel exchange sessions on 5 main themes: (Fluid) Identities and Inclusion; Migration: Rootedness and Uprootedness; (Democratic) Values and Citizenship; (Digital) Connectivity and Environment and Sustainability: Climate Action.

FULL PROGRAMME OF THE DAY AVAILABLE HERE

PRACTICAL
01.06.2022 - KVS TOP - 08:30 to 17:00hrs

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

This event will kick-start the EULAT 4 Culture Belgium  cultural programme of 23 contemporary cultural and artistic activities across disciplines, co-curated by Cecilia Kuska and EUNIC Brussels Cluster, that 
will take place between 1 and 14 June, in different locations in and outside Brussels. Find here the full programme.

Brussels will be one of the 20 capitals across the world taking part in the #EULAT4Culture innovative cultural diplomacy initiative to highlight and strengthen EU-Latin American relations and shared values through cooperative culture and creativity, promoted by the Spanish Presidency of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), the European Union - European External Action Service and by the Ibero-American Cultural Network RIDCULT of the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB).