Trans Europe Halles (TEH) is a european network of independent cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists. Founded in 1983, it currently brings together 127 multidisciplinary cultural centres and other cultural organisations across Europe. Most are located in buildings from industrial heritage and have taken important action in challenging the established cultural policy.
Its mission is to strengthen the sustainable development of non-governmental cultural centres and encourage new initiatives by connecting, supporting and promoting them. It facilitates international cooperation, provides opportunities for learning and sharing, and promotes the practice, impact and value of arts and culture. It organises two international meetings per year, coordinates international projects, runs professional development trainings, consults for public and private organisations, and seeks to actively influence cultural policies.