In 2004, the Flemish and the Dutch governments together took the initiative of founding the Flemish-Dutch House deBuren as a cultural institution and as a space for debate and reflection. deBuren is a space where listening and talking are equal aspirations. From the heart of Brussels, deBuren offers a forum for art, culture, society and politics of the Low Countries and Europe. deBuren organises exhibitions, encounters, debates, lectures and seminars on a wide range of topics. The activities are made for a broad audience and mainly free of charge.