We are very excited about our flagship community engagement programme The Remix Culture Club. This is a laboratory for creating for the future and capacity building. It is inspired by the band Culture Club fronted by Boy George, who were especially successful in the 1980s, and wrote history not just with their music, but also with their courage to be different, in-your- face and to transcend gender boundaries. They are the inspiration for the name of our Remix Culture Club. As an icon of self-determination, Boy George is to be the patron of our Remix Culture Club. The Remix Culture Club will get going already in 2018 with a wide range of workshops in different locations throughout our territory. It is interdisciplinary, experimental and inclusive, and is aimed at professionals, but also children, young people, pensioners and volunteers.
The Remix Culture Club will play an important role in the years of preparation as a capacity-building instrument. A series of workshops, readings, information events and further training programmes, aimed at the young and the old, professionals and amateurs, volunteers and service providers, will be offered from 2018 in the different cultural institutions and ECoC locations.