Video: Marietje Schaake on cultural exchanges and intercultural dialogue


Speech for the Medarat Platform of Exchange Beirut. Cultural exchanges can be used to focus on what unites us, not what divides us. Cultural and creative expression enrich people's lives. We would love to see cultural expressions in the Levant of the future which can match those of the past. Culture can be a vehicle to promote democratisation, inclusion, freedom of expression and reconciliation. At the same time it has an economic value.