About Felix Meritis
Felix Meritis: House of the Citizen
A European Public Space in Amsterdam, Belgrade, Tbilisi, Novosibirsk, Brussels and beyond...
Felix Meritis is an independent European centre for art, culture, science as well as an (inter)national meeting place in Amsterdam. In Felix Meritis art, culture, philosophy and politics are matters of everyday life. It continues the values of the Enlightenment that led its founders (40 citizens) to erect one of the grandest buildings on the Keizersgracht with Holland's oldest purpose-built concert hall (opened in 1788).
It provides the European public with a space for reflection and connection, a home in which to network and be surprised. We believe in (the need for) cultural diversity in Europe as an engine of progress and social cohesion. Under the motto "Connecting Cultures" we foster the European dialogue and take part in national and international cultural networks.
Through deeper understanding and dialogue with different groups in Europe and the world, we strengthen the insight into and understanding of the European cultural integration process among citizens of Amsterdam, Europe and the world. Central topics are active (European) cotizenship, freedom and democtacy and the rule of law (constitutional state).
Felix Meritis has initiated many international projects, such as Gulliver Connect, Essay International, The Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University, Kuhnya, the Network of Centres for European Culture and Debate (NCECD) and many others.
Felix Meritis cooperates with the following institutions:
Amsterdam Dance Event (http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/)
Stichting Globaliseringslezing (http://www.globaliseringslezing.nl/)
Stichting Kamermuziek Amsterdam (http://www.kamconcerten.nl/)
Stichting Maand van de Filosofie (http://www.maandvandefilosofie.nl/)
Vereniging van Nederlandse Debatcentra (http://www.debatcentra.nl/)