More Europe Amsterdam debate

Beyond markets: culture and creative industries in the EU’s external relations

19 sep 2012

The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) is bringing together some of Europe’s thought leaders for a timely debate in Amsterdam on 19 September 2012 called "Beyond markets: culture and creative industries in the EU’s external relations".


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Under the umbrella of the 'More Europe' cultural civic initiative and with the support of SICA and EUNIC NL, the debate will look at how culture and creative industries can foster cultural diplomacy and cultural relations in the EU’s external affairs at a time of change across Europe.

Culture – in its broadest sense – plays an important role in shaping our views of the world, as well as influencing our international relations. It is a fundamental driver of economic, social and sustainable human development. It is also a key asset for strengthening the EU’s position as a global player in the world.

Join the debate from 15:00–18:15 on Wednesday, 19 September at the BIMHUIS in Amsterdam. To attend register:

Speakers are Alexander Rinnooy Kan, Marietje Schaake, Charles Esche, Markus Appenzeller, Frédéric Martel, and more.

For the programme and more information, please check the More Europe website ( or the ECF site (