With the aim of taking the enlightened values of Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-89) to modern Europeans, French Academy member, author Philippe Beaussant and Swedish conductor Mats Liljefors in 2011 founded Queen Christina of Sweden, the European, a culture and tolerance project.
"Queen Christina Culture and Peace" takes the historical figure of Queen Christina to modern Europe as an emblem of respect and tolerance, peaceful coexistence, equality within diversity, freedom of speech and belief, and European identity.
"Queen Christina - Culture and Peace fascinates me as project, not only because I am Swedish, but mainly because of its aim: to strenghten cultural values in a period when our continent is facing many new crisis. In the search for peace and harmony, Christina´s values are also ours: tolerance, open borders, freedom of religion, female equality, freedom of expression. As matter of fact, Queen Christina can be considered one of the most beautiful flowers of European culture, and consequently, a symbol for Europe.”
Princess Christina Mrs Magnuson, Patron of the Project