York Festival of Ideas is proud to work with some amazing international partners in India, Bangladesh, The Netherlands, Greece and France. Together with a range of incredible speakers from across the world, these partnerships enable us to educate, entertain and inspire on a global stage. Discover the international partners we have worked with across the years.

Dhaka Lit Fest

The Dhaka Lit Fest in Bangladesh brings together writers and thinkers from around the world to celebrate the power of words, stories and ideas.


French Embassy in the UK

A valued York Festival of Ideas partner for four years, the French Embassy in the UK is bringing together experts from France and the UK to discuss some important global issues at this year’s Festival: Shaping Society: Challenges and opportunities.


Jaipur Literature Festival

The Jaipur Literature Festival in India is a global literary phenomenon, welcoming book lovers from across India and the world. In 2022, Jaipur Literature Festival is presenting The Hidden Women of Ramayana and William Dalrymple in Conversation. You can find out more about our partnership here.


University of York Europe Campus, CITY College

With its main campus in Thessaloniki, Greece, the University of York Europe Campus, CITY College is part of a major initiative to develop new programmes and joint research opportunities across European regions. This year, CITY College is supporting The Science of Sleeping and Dreaming: A foggy field with Αristea Ladas.


York-Maastricht Partnership

The York-Maastricht Partnership is a major strategic investment between the universities of York and Maastricht, built around excellent research, teaching and knowledge exchange.