From its beginning in 2007, Balkan Trafik festival’s goal has always been to help the public better understand the Balkans. Therefore the organisers wanted to spark public debate. Thus they strive to familiarise people in EU with the Balkans of today. They found that culture was a great way to do this.
With this in mind, Balkan Trafik creates two to three artistic residences a year. They receive artists from South East Europe, and also from the Balkan diaspora in Belgium and Western Europe. In return, the artists create performances for Balkan Trafik.
Each year more than 100 artists visit the festival from South East and Western Europe.