Speech Bert Koenders - 2016 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture

  Bert Koenders. Photo by Xander Remkes

Bert Koenders. Photo by Xander Remkes

Local initiative is key [...], focused on the will to make a difference in people’s everyday lives, using culture and imagination. Both laureates are pioneers in their field. Through innovative teaching methods in theatre and media they use culture to bring people together, to foster dialogue, to raise awareness and to enhance opportunities for change. Change towards a more stable, more secure and more sustainable society.
— Bert Koenders