Dutch Royals Attend The ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2016

  March 15, 2016 at 5:38 pm by

Today, Tuesday March 15, Princess Margriet along with Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien attended at the ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2016 at the Stadsschouwburg Theater in Amsterdam.

The laureates of the eighth edition of the awards were: theatre-makers and community developers Krétakör from Budapest and citizen laboratory for digital culture Medialab-Prado Madrid. Krétakör is a contemporary art center and a production company and the artistic director is Árpád Schilling. Medialab-Prado is a cultural space conceived as a citizen production laboratory, research and broadcasting of cultural projects that explores the forms of experimentation and collaborative learning that have emerged from digital networks. Medialab-Prado is a Program part of the Department of Culture and Sports of the Madrid City Council. Krétakör and Medialab-Prado were chosen for the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture 2016 “for their exceptional bodies of artistic and cultural work in developing critical spaces of social participation and political experimentation through culture”.

As President of the EFC, Princess Laurentien held a speech. The Princess said that “Europe, and culture in particular, connects people of different backgrounds, fields of interest, ages and visions”. Princess Laurentien also praised the laureates of this year because they both “demonstrate how culture can foster such dialogue and contribute to a shared understanding” and “are strong believers in the power of democratic inclusion”.

The ECF Princess Margriet Awards is given every year to European artists, intellectuals and activists. The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) was set up in Geneva in 1954.
Princess Laurentien is currently the President of ECF and Extraordinary Member of the Board since 2007, when she succeeded Princess Margriet.

The EFC Princess Margriet Award was established in 2008 in honour of the organisation’s former President, Princess Margriet, in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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