Welcome to More Europe

Modern diplomacy requires the development of new thinking and skills to face global challenges and changing societies. 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. 'More Europe' is a campaign which aims 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.

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I would like to see what more Europe could actually mean. For example through more political leadership to help facilitate smart EU policies and dealing with culture and EU’s external actions. I would like to see a European University on Tahrir square in Cairo and not just an American university. I would like to see more visas for artists and other professionals to come to work in Europe. I would like to see more content and heritage uploaded on Europeana. I would like to see less bureaucracy for small cultural organisations when they are applying for a grant on the European level. I would like also to see less fragmentation on copyright management of the European Union. And I would like to see less over-emphasis on the economic value of culture.

Debates

Raising awareness
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: take a look at our calendar.

Research

New case studies & reports
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 document library with links to content relevant to More Europe.

Experts

Let our experts guide you through the research
More Europe's research has been compiled by an international group of experts in the fields of culture and cultural relations. Find out more about the people lending their expertise to the More Europe initiative.

Join us!

Find out how you can get involved. More Europe in my city
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 or by becoming an official partner.
 
 

More Europe patron Odile Quintin expresses appreciation for the Final Report of the Preparatory Action on Culture in External Relations

Ms. Odile Quintin, one of More Europe's patron and former Director General of the for DG Education and Culture at the European Commission between 2006 and 2010, recently expressed her appreciation for the Final Report of the Preparatory Action on Culture in External Relations, published on the 10th of June. Here is her testimony:

Informal Meeting of Senior Officials of Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs responsible for culture

On the occasion of the Greek Presidency of the EU Council, Mr. Yudhishthir Raj Isar, the scientific team leader of the Preparatory Action on Culture in External Relations project, will present today,the 17th of June, in Athens, the main outcomes of this initiative funded and supported by the European Commission.
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Video Galleries

As our campaign develops, we'll be adding more and more material to our photo and video galleries

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