Our European season
In regards of the cultural seasons, the MEBA proposes since 2013 an open and completely free programme of animations and other activities throughout the year. Our European season can be broken down into different elements or ‘axis’.
The « discovery » axis is an invitation to travel across Europe via our thematic evenings focusing on presenting the diversity of European countries and cultures. Along with the consulates and other associations representing the countries involved, these festive nights are above all moments of exchange and conviviality. Almost each of our « soirées » includes a gastronomic discovery of the country in question as well.
The « debate » axis intends to make the general public reflect on the current European situation. The MEBA frequently carries out series of thematic conferences including, for example, conferences on citizenship which, in co-operation with public actors, encourage a participative debate. Another cycle called ‘Regards croisés au féminin sur l’Europe’ is dedicated to make female representatives of different European countries living in the Bordeaux Metropolis argue a given topic (wage equality etc.).
The « culture » axis gives the European and French artists of European dimension opportunity to exhibit or perform in the MEBA. In collaboration with the local cultural institutions, painters, photographers, filmmakers, writers or musicians, various exhibitions are frequently hosted in the ground floor of our offices. Occasionally, we organise also thematic video projections and debates over chosen films and documentaries.
The « training » axis allows us to work with variety of associative partners and institutions. The training axis consists of different workshops: the European workshops (multiculturalism, institutions & mobility) mainly targeted at high-school and university students; the youth education workshops targeted at children aged 6 to 12; the mobility workshops with a focus on European Solidarity Corps programme, targeted at youth usually aged 18+; and the linguistic workshops addressed to everybody via the multilingual ‘apéros’ in the MEBA as well as the polyglot and linguistic cafés.