Platform "Culture - Central Europe"
The Platform for Central European International Cultural Policy was founded on the occasion of the first foreign ministers’ conference of the “Regional Partnership” countries (Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia) on 6 June 2001, as a forum for cultural dialogue with the purpose of providing support for bilateral and multilateral cultural projects focusing on common Central European cultural interests.
The goals of the platform are:
- to distribute information and raise awareness of the cultural life in the participating Central European countries, the European Union and beyond
- to exemplify the creative power and strength of expression of our artists
- to highlight the common cultural identity of Central Europe within the context of European integration
Since its foundation, the platform has supported about 50 projects worldwide; in two major annual meetings – held in the capitals of the respective EU Council Presidency – the platform member countries convene for key issue conferences.