Welcome to the STOEP website
This site gives information on the activities of STOEP.
The sections News and Projects provide an update on the recent activitites of STOEP and present relevant developments in Eastern Europe.
The History section offers an overview of STOEP's current activities, as well as it provides a historical overview of all projects, executed ever since 1978.
STOEP: our mission
STOEP's activities focus on projects facilitating the transition period of the new and future EU member states. These will include cultural, environmental, socio-economic, spatial and public administration initiatives which will help cohesion between old and new member states.
In 2019, Plovdiv is the European Capital of Culture, together with Matera in Italy. On this website you will find, from now on, these links to the official website, both in Bulgarian and in English. Events that are of special interest for the visitors of this website will get a spotlight on them on the Plovdiv2019 page of this site. Some events have started already, many more can be visited next year.
Antigone in Molenbeek published in Bulgarian language
Stefan Hertmans' play 'Antigone in Molenbeek' has been published in Bulgarian, translated by Tsveta Velinova. More information on our Projects page.
Crowd funding puppet theatre competition
Just like every year since 1996, Ada d'Hamecourt and Ton Delemarre have been invited to jury the competition in Plovdiv. To collect the prize money, a crowd funding was organised. We thank all contributors for their gifts!
Most of this site is in English, some articles may be published in Dutch or Bulgarian.
Background of the site: Podareno sarce, copyright Kantcho Kanev. The full painting can be seen here.
Last update: 27 August 2018