With the aim of taking the enlightened values of Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-89) to modern Europeans, French Academy member, author Philippe Beaussant and Swedish conductor Mats Liljefors in 2011 founded Queen Christina of Sweden, the European, a culture and tolerance project.
Under the patronage of Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson and supported by the European Union and other sponsors, the project created special events, such as concerts, dance performances, seminars, exhibitions and other cultural productions in five European countries. These events were highly appreciated, not least as tools in fighting intolerance. They were met with such enthusiasm that the organizers unanimously decided to continue the project as well as to invite interested partners in other countries. The next project phase, Queen Christina - Culture and Peace, 2017-19, will offer activities in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and maybe more. See Activities and Partners.
”Queen Christina - Culture and Peace fascinates me as project, not only because I am Swedish, but mainly because of its aim: to strenghten cultural values in a period when our continent is facing many new crisis. In the search for peace and harmony, Christina´s values are also ours: tolerance, open borders, freedom of religion, female equality, freedom of expression. As matter of fact, Queen Christina can be considered one of the most beautiful flowers of European culture, and consequently, a symbol for Europe.”
Princess Christina Mrs Magnuson, Patron of the Project