What can I do to make my own area just that bit better? It's a question that prompted thousands of Frisians and non-Frisians to roll up their sleeves in 2018. Getting to work for people, nature and society instead of navel-gazing. We encouraged new makers to dare to take chances and old makers to invest in new ideas. We challenged them to dare to dream, act and be different. Now we need to dare to continue together. Because once we have something in our heads, we’re not lazy in setting about accomplishing it.
We present Friesland as a European Region of Culture. A place where thousands of Frisians and non-Frisians work together to show our future from a new perspective. The perspectives come together at the ReOpening. New makers and welcome foreigners show what Friesland excels in and where our challenges lie. This varied three-week programme shows that the mass movement in 2018 has taught us that the future is now in our own hands.