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15 May 2011

Danish Cultural Institute in Belgium

The Danish Cultural Institute in Belgium is an independent institution established in 1940, under the Danish Ministery of Culture. From years of experience, the staff of the Danish Cultural Institute Benelux has gained a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of other countries and has developed strong cultural networks. The staff offers professional expertise in the organisation of cultural events.

Dialogue and Exchange:

The mission of the institute is to strengthen international understanding by arranging through dissemination of information about cultural exchanges and providing information about Denmark. The philosophy of the Danish Cultural Institute in Belgium is based upon a concept of culture that embraces the arts, culture and society.

Through dialogue with other countries, culture is enriched. Advances in Technological development and political changes in Europe during the past decade have vastly improved opportunities for exchange, and the challenges of globalisation confirm the importance of cross-cultural activities.

The institute promotes sustainable cooperation supporting projects that aim at a lasting cooperation between foreign and Danish cultural institutions, artists and other professionals.

The Danish Cultural Institutes worldwide:

The head office is situated in Copenhagen with branches in Belgium, Brazil, China, Latvia, Poland and Russia. In 2016 it had activities in 13 countries.

The Danish Cultural Institute cooperates with sister organisations such as the Goethe-Institut, The British Council and the Alliance Française.