Just prior to the launch of European Year of Cultural Heritage, members, partners and friends of Culture Action Europe gathered in Rome this November to collectively reflect on meaning of “belonging” and “becoming”. How can we, as artists and cultural operators, engaged citizens and policy makers, rationalists and visionaries, develop an inclusive belonging? How can we on all levels – local, national and European – create an understanding of belonging based on diversity and inclusion? What is the role of education, participation and citizenship in “active becoming”? This issue of Culture Action Europe newsletter tries to capture some of the main thoughts coming from the Beyond the Obvious gathering.