As a member of the European Secretariat of the Cultural NGOs in Germany, the IGBK is active in Culture Action Europe. CAE, based in Brussels, is the largest interdisciplinary forum for the non-governmental cultural sector in Europe. With more than 145 member organisations from both Western and Eastern Europe CAE represents the interests of artists and cultural workers and acts as a mediator vis-a-vis the European political and administrative bodies.

In 2003 the European Secretariat organised the EFAH annual conference in Berlin: ‘Migration and European Cultural Policy’.