A festival on freedom of thought and a shout-out to everyone who fights for universal rights.
Nationaal Gesprek over vrijheid
Minister van Engelshoven en MBO-studenten in gesprek over vrijheid
Femke Halsema opens Celebrating Dissent:
"Sometimes it feels like the ones who dissent and speak up are small in numbers but they are the voice of many"
Zineb El Rhazoui denied access to the Netherlands
The Dutch government has denied access to the French armed police security detail of former Charlie Hebdo-journalist Zineb El Rhazoui. She is therefore unable to speak at Celebrating Dissent, the Freedom Festival organized by De Balie that starts today.
Towards the European Elections
In the run-up to the European elections we have invited leading European thinkers to discuss the future of Europe in times where xenophobic and nationalistic politicians seem to be growing in popularity.
In the run-up to the European Elections De Balie encourages European citizens to participate and vote. Vote Together is a project following from the succesful Eurolab, an initiative from the Forum on European Culture 2018 and seeks to highlight the achievements of the European collaboration.