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.

Quotes

The fact that we stay away from the content, that is the value. The fact that we do not want to determine the content is in itself a value that we are exporting.

We should concentrate first on having the basic rights on where the European Union can do things, where the Member States are absolutely unable to do things on their own. And then we can prove our value and build from that.

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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