Politics, economics and culture, a different balance? Archive
Monday 19 March 2012 - 14:30
The Egg | Rue Bara 175, 1070 Brussels
Dan Perjovschi, detail wall drawing, Van Abbemuseum
Prior to the Award ceremony on the 19 March, ECF and tge Flemish-Dutch House deBuren will host a public debate between a.o. laureate Charles Esche and Professor Judith Marquand (Wolfson College, Oxford), moderated by Julie de Groote, (President of the Brussels French-speaking Parliament).
This debate addresses the urgent responsibilities of culture, economics and politics in constructing a new horizon of democracy. What kind of shared values can make a positive change in the way we think and act as an engaged people of Europe and the world?
This debate is organized by the European Cultural Foundation in cooperation with Flemish-Dutch House deBuren.
ECF Prinses Margriet Award
The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce that film-maker John Akomfrah and museum director and curator Charles Esche will receive the ECF Princess Margriet Award on the 19th of March in The Egg at 16:45 from HRH Princess Margriet.
The ECF Princess Margriet Award is a tribute to HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, ECF President from 1983 to 2007. By giving the Award ECF wishes to enhance the unique role of the arts in challenging cultural divisions in Europe and to show how cultural change-makers can shift our perceptions, taking us beyond our comfort zones and along new ‘routes'. The Award is an initiative of the ECF in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The award ceremony is by invitation only. More information about registration and accreditation for member of the press can be found [here].
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