In collaboration with the Municipality of The Hague, 6 Degrees Den Haag is our newest initiative: one day of innovative programming that combines debate, exchange, and artistic expression to address the central challenge of our time – how to build more inclusive societies. With more than half of its 500,000 residents coming from outside of the Netherlands, The Hague now consists of a population of 170 different nationalities. This richness of diversity is exactly the right backdrop for our theme: The Rise of the Citizen.
This event will be held in a time of uncertainty. More and more democratic countries are taking increasingly protectionist measures to keep people out, and money in. How do we navigate diverging concepts of nationhood? What is our role as advocates for diversity and inclusion? Our two sessions, “Inclusion in the Shock Age” and “Prosperity and Citizenship”, will explore, debate, and answer these questions.