Trans Europe Halles is a European network of independent cultural centres that advocates and promotes independent culture, makes accessible its knowledge and encourages new centres and initiatives. With more than 50 members all over Europe, the network functions as a dynamic forum for ideas, experiences and exchange, supporting its members and their communities.

Since 2011, Trans Europe Halles is actively working towards a sustainable independent sector through the three-year programme Engine Room Europe, funded by the European Commission: this programme dedicated to the independent workers and their creative processes, focuses on capacity building and mobility as means to fostering the independent sector throuh exchanges of experiences. So far, 20 activites have been organised throughout Europe, involving almost 2 000 participants. The Resource, an online platform on TEH website, gathers and shares the experiences and know-how drawn from these activities.