The first conference ShortCut Europe was held in 1996 in Copenhagen, then European Capital of Culture. It was organized by Huse i Danmark, in cooperation with the Copenhagen cultural centers.
ShortCut Europe is an international meeting entertainers, artists, educators and social activists. Conferences are the reflection of the culture in the modern world. They are an international forum for public debate about culture and cultural education as well as a platform for exchange of practical knowledge of the strategies and cultural policies.
This event enabled the staff and volunteers of cultural centers from all over Europe to exchange knowledge and experience. The result of this meeting was, among others, the establishment of the annual conference ShortCut Europe, which is part of the official events of the European Capital of Culture.