With #Interarts4Women Interarts participated at the European Development Days 2018 organised by the European Commission (EDD2018: 5 and 6 June 2018, Brussels). Women and girls were at the centre of the event, entitled ‘Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest’.

At the EDD2018 Interarts booth, visitors were introduced to its innovative approach in designing and managing worldwide development cooperation projects through culture, with some significant examples, such the DECIDES Programme and the SouthMed WiA project. Interarts also co-organised the ‘Culture for development: Women as agents of change’ Brainstorming Lab (5 June) and the ‘Cultural Heritage and Creativity through Women’s Lens’ Special Event’ (6 June) to highlight how heritage and creativity can drive community development and women’s empowerment.

On 4 June, also in the framework of the EDD2018, Interarts and BOZAR presented Culture at work Africa, an initiative that will fund projects from 15 African countries aimed at developing safe and neutral spaces for intercultural dialogue, at strengthening multi-stakeholder national and transnational cooperation, capacity building and networking opportunities, and at promoting citizenship and intercommunity relations. Angélique Kidjo, artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador was the event’s special guest. Culture at Work Africa has launched its first call for project proposals these days.