MOKA stands for Meet Over Culture and Arts. We are a non-profit organisation promoting a trans-European approach to culture and its understanding. Drawing on the concept of cultural and artistic participation and solidarity, we aim at fostering a cross-disciplinary dialogue among professionals and beneficiaries of culture across Europe.
We have a human rights based approach and, building on Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UNESCO Declaration on Cultural Diversity, we envision culture as the foundation of human growth and a fundamental right of every human being. By promoting an inclusive, open and non-discriminatory space of dialogue, we wish to raise awareness of the crucial role that cultural and artistic expression can play in our society. Culture is indeed an important driver and enabler of social change, and represents the bedrock of intellectual development and critical thinking. Our focus is primarily digital and it aims at organising online debates, and developing campaigns and other advocacy actions devoted to educating and engaging the public around the notions of cultural diversity, artistic freedom and participation.
MOKA is based in Brussels, the adoptive town of its two founders, Xheni Dani and Paola Gaffurini, both art enthusiasts and human rights professionals.