Festive launch of the European House for Culture

21 September 2009

On Sunday, 27th September 2009, 18h00 at Flagey in Brussels, the European House for Culture will be officially presented to guests and public. This ambitious project, initiated by the European Festivals Association, is supported by the firm belief that Culture and Art have a fundamental role in society and a central position in the process of European integration. To celebrate its official presentation the EHfC cordially invites for a public moment of great significance with the participation of President Frans de Ruiter, EU Commission Director General Odile Quintin, high level guests and artist Michael Lonsdale. A strong and sustainable mission statement will be launched in this intense moment that paves the way of the House and its contribution to a cultural Europe based on diversity and dialogue. Esteemed protagonists include not only founding and new members of the European House for Culture and the partners connected to it but also artists, politicians, businessmen and other invited guests who believe in the central role culture plays in the life of all citizens. PROGRAMME – STUDIO 1 – FLAGEY – PLACE FLAGEY - BRUSSELS 18.00 – 20.00 • Artistic opening of the launch with Falk Hübner • Mission statement of the EHfC President Frans de Ruiter • Intervention by Michael Lonsdale on Culture and Europe • Thoughts and ideas for the European House for Culture • Victor Hugo by Michael Lonsdale • Launching moment with Director General Ms. Odile Quintin • Reception For more information about the launch, the programme, the contributions, the concept of the House, click here. Contact: European House for Culture Place Flagey 18 1050 B-Brussels T + 32 9 241 80 81 E