We interviewed Swiss personalities about the impact of Pro Helvetia’s work abroad.
#3 – Micheline Calmy-Rey, Director of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
«In an age in which nations and civilisations around the world are raising barriers and becoming increasingly hostile towards outsiders, organisations like Pro Helvetia with its international platforms for direct cultural encounters are making an invaluable contribution to the cause of a more peaceful world. At such cross-border cultural events, people from around the globe get to knowone another, become acquainted with different mentalities, share experiences,discuss common concerns, inspire one another, grow to like one another … The foundation for peace is understanding, and the world becomes a friendlier place when the ‘other’ becomes familiar.»
Micheline Calmy-Rey, former Swiss Federal Counsellor
CROSSROADS offers insight into cultural activity in an international context:
08 – 10 February 2018 | Basel & Geneva