Strasbourg: World Forum for Democracy 2022 (Part I)

Strasbourg: World Forum for Democracy 2022 (Part I)

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Nov 30, 2022
 
In the framework of the 10th edition of the World Forum for Democracy: ‘Democracy: A New Hope?’, a three-part poetry slam event celebrating cultural and language diversity; and our commitment to democracy as one of our fundamental values, took place in Strasbourg on 8 November 2022.


The event featured a happening in the Strasbourg tram leading to the European institutions; a multi-lingual slam poetry performance in the Hemicycle of the Council of Europe; as well as a concert and open mic session in the local art gallery Phillippe Decorde.


The show consisted of three live performances by artists from different European countries, namely: Rachelle Deguara (Malta), Philippe Schockweiler (Luxembourg) and Alice Neto de Sousa (Portugal), as well as a video contribution by a fourth artist, Léo Cario (France).


This three-part initiative showcased the exceptional skill, talent and creativity of artists who embody the cultural richness of Europe. It also served to transmit a strong message in support of democracy before a widely diverse public ranging from the Forum’s youth delegates and activists, to art lovers, students, young people and the general local public.


The event was organised by the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe, in collaboration with four members of the EUNIC Strasbourg: the Permanent Representations of Malta, Luxembourg, and Portugal to the Council of Europe, and Alliance Française in Strasbourg.


The Permanent Representation of Malta to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg would like to express its appreciation and gratitude to Arts Council Malta for kindly sponsoring Malta’s participation to this event.

Performance by Rachelle Deguara (Malta) and Philippe Schockweiler (Luxembourg) in Tram E: Robertsau - l’Etoile
Performance by Rachelle Deguara (Malta) and Philippe Schockweiler (Luxembourg) in Tram E: Robertsau - l’Etoile

Performance by Rachelle Deguara (Malta) at the Art Gallery Philippe Decorde in Strasbourg
Performance by Rachelle Deguara (Malta) at the Art Gallery Philippe Decorde in Strasbourg

Live performances by Rachelle Deguara (Malta), Philippe Schockweiler (Luxembourg) and Alice Neto de Sousa (Portugal), as well as
Live performances by Rachelle Deguara (Malta), Philippe Schockweiler (Luxembourg) and Alice Neto de Sousa (Portugal), as well as video performance by Léo Cario (France), at the Hemicycle of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg

Group photo with Permanent Representations and their respective artists from Malta, Luxembourg, and Portugal
Group photo with Permanent Representations and their respective artists from Malta, Luxembourg, and Portugal