On 4 June, Minister Sven Gatz paid a visit to North Rhine-Westphalia. An introductory meeting with NRW-colleague, Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, Minister of Culture and Science, provided an opportunity to discuss the digitisation in the cultural sector.
There is already a strong cultural cooperation between Flanders and North Rhine-Westphalia. For example, the German arts festival Ruhrtriennale is heavily supported by Flanders, resulting in a strong presence of Flemish ensembles in the program. Both ministers have decided to look into a closer cooperation with regard to the crossover between culture and science. The ministers also discussed the possibilities to intensify the existing cultural cooperation, for example in the context of the Flemish week that will be organized next year in North Rhine-Westphalia.
General Representation of the Government of Flanders in Germany