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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.

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. Our thanks for their role in co-curating the 2021 Festival launch event She-Energy.   


French Embassy in the UK

A valued York Festival of Ideas partner for four years, the French Embassy in the UK brought together experts from France and the UK to discuss some important global issues at the 2021 Festival: Protecting the Oceans to Preserve the Climate and Women’s Bodies: Gaining control. 


Jaipur Literature Festival

The Jaipur Literature Festival in India is a global literary phenomenon, welcoming book lovers from across India and the world. As well as co-curators of our launch event She-Energy, the Jaipur Literature Festival presented Clearing the Air and Sita, Princess of Mithila and The Anarchy at the 2021 York Festival of Ideas. You can find out more about our partnership here.


CITY College, University of York Europe Campus

With its main campus in Thessaloniki, Greece, CITY College, University of York Europe Campus is part of a major initiative to develop new programmes and joint research opportunities across European regions. In 2021, CITY College, University of York Europe Campus presented Controlling Computers with Our Minds


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. The Partnership presented The Road Towards Sustainable Consumption and Global South: Climate change and conservation in 2021.