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Long Night of Ideas

How can culture continue to play its key role despite COVID-19? How can it continue to develop its own unique potential in times of crisis? These are the questions addressed by the Long Night of Ideas that will take place for the fifth time on 19 June – and for the first time completely virtually.

With topics ranging from sustainability in the club scene and Balkan films through to a science slam on European science policy, over a dozen digital events will address the future of cultural life under the theme of “Cultures of the future – the future of cultures”.

For it is precisely in times of COVID-19 when direct physical contact has to remain limited that it becomes all the more important for culture to bridge this physical distance for both individuals and society.

The Long Night of Ideas is a team effort by the Federal Foreign Office in collaboration with its intermediary organisations and other strong partners from civil society, research and scientific organisations as well as private foundations.

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