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ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies

Rüppurrer Straße 1a, Haus B

D-76137 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 721 608-44384
Fax: +49 721 608-44811
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Festival of European Culture in Karlsruhe (EKT)

European Days of Culture of the city of Karlsruhe

The Festival of European Culture (Europäische Kulturtage, EKT) takes place every two years and is one of the most significant cultural events the city of Karlsruhe has to offer. During the two-week festival, the local cultural institutions involved dedicate themselves to contemporary and historical European culture, each time focusing on a specific region or topic. Since 1992, the ZAK has organised the EKT’s scientific symposium in cooperation with diverse partners such as the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, and the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. The ZAK picks up controversial aspects of the festival’s theme and illuminates them from the perspective of science, research, politics, economy, society and culture in the form of scientific lectures, discussions and roundtables, as well as artistic contributions.


This Year

  • The Subject in 2018 will be “Europe on the Move. Societies, Values and Women’s Rights in Transition”
    Again, the Centre for Cultural and General Studies (ZAK) is part of the Festival of European Culture with an academic symposium taking place from 4-5 May

EKT Chronology

  • EKT 2016: On the move. Nowhere at home
  • EKT 2014: Peace – War. 2014 – 1914
  • EKT 2010: Budapest/Pécs - Zwischen den Zeiten und Welten
  • EKT 2008: Rome
  • EKT 2006: Russland – „Moskau“
  • EKT 2004: Ex oriente Lux. (Ein)Blicke in das deutsch-türkische Kulturmosaik
  • EKT 2002: Europa in der Welt - die Welt in Europa
  • EKT 2000: KunstStück Zukunft - Der perfekte Mensch
  • EKT 1998: Revolutionen: Geschichte - Reflexionen - Perspektiven
  • EKT 1996: Russland - wohin? EKT 1994: Widerstand gegen den Nationalsozialismus - Protest im demokratischen Rechtsstaat
  • EKT 1993: Slowakei - Gesellschaft im Aufbruch. Nation - Kultur - Wirtschaft
  • EKT 1992: Estland - Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft im Aufbruch