With its wide variety of natural landscapes and its unique artistic heritage, Europe is a fascinating patchwork. With its many different cultures, languages, and traditional as modern customs, it’s a melting pot of many peoples. They all have contributed to the development of independent thought in Europe, while retaining their own identity and authenticity. This is visible in many areas, such as science, humanity, human rights and freedom of religion.
However, throughout European history it has appeared again and again that we do not always succeed in realizing harmonious interaction. How are we doing in terms of understanding, respect and solidarity?
Every day we are exercising our political and economic cooperation. But where do we practice our understanding and respect for each other? Where do we exercise the qualities of the heart?
Frouk Riemersma, an artist from the Netherlands who believes that Art is able to realize this interconnection from the heart and can allow us to actively experience it. She has developed a project called Temple Europe in which all European countries are invited to participate.