Felix Meritis Connecting Cultures continues to express the values of the Enlightenment that led the founders of the Felix Meritis Society, established in 1777, to reflect upon and develop sciences. For Felix Meritis Connecting Cultures, art, culture, philosophy and politics are matters of everyday life.
Felix Meritis Connecting Cultures provides the European public with a space for reflection and connection. We believe in (the need for) cultural diversity in Europe as an engine of progress and social cohesion. 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) citizenship, freedom and democracy and the rule of law.