European Slampionship

European Championship Poetry Slam 2018 

When? November 28th (semi-finals) & November 30th (finals)
Where? Anker’t (semi-finales) & Trafó (finals) – Budapest (Hungary)
Who? The European Slampions!
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En // Buckle up for the European Championship Slam Poetry, the verbal boxing match of the year, with words as hard as hell and sneers as smooth as silk. You decide who wins the title as European Champion Poetry Slam.
Shout, clap and wistle your favorite to the top.
22 Slammers from 19 European countries.
Europe’s finest, don’t miss out!

Nl // Verwacht je tijdens het EK Slam Poetry aan een zondvloed van woorden, als mokerende boks slagen en venijnige wespensteken. Jij stemt wie er naar de volgende ronde gaat en beslist wie de titel van Europees Kampioen 2018 krijgt. Kom je favoriete kandidaat naar de overwinning schreeuwen, klappen en fluiten.
22 Slammers uit 19 Europese landen.
Europe’s finest. Mis ze niet!

Fr //
Le Championnat européen de Slam Poésie, est un flux de paroles, comme des coups de boxe ou des piqûres de guêpe. Venez votez pour le candidat qui passeras au round suivant, vous déciderez qui portera le titre de Champion européen 2018. Venez crier, applaudir ou encore siffler pour votre candidat préféré.
Ils sont 22 et viennent de 19 pays européens.
Les meilleurs de l’Europe, il ne faut pas les rater!





The Belgian Champion Lisette Ma Neza became second and Frej Haar from Sweden is officially the best slammer of Europe 2017. Frej Haar is a 20-year-old Danish-Swedish spoken word poet with roots in trans activism, heritage studies and music. Often based on their own experiences, Frej plays with subjects like gender, biology, climate change, religion, mental illness and politics.

15 Sweden Frej Haar picture by Patrik Petroff


Carmien Michels, born in Belgium but the Dutch Slampion of 2016, became the new European Champion 2016. The Belgian Champion, Giovanni Centola, ended at the fifth spot at the European Championship.
26-year-old Carmien Michels, a degree holder of the programme Woordkunst (“Word-Art”) of the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Antwerp. Between publishing her first works in book-form, did she always also enter and conquer the stages of the Netherlands, Belgium and where else it took her on her journey. She participated in the Poetry Slam World Championship and came back home with a bronze medal!
THE NETHERLANDS - Carmien Michels

You can find the pictures of the EC Poetry Slam 2016 on our Facebook page or on our Flickr account.

We also made a small video. As you can see in the following video, you missed out on something if you weren’t there! We hope to see you this year the 2nd of December in cc Jacques Franck in Brussels.


Simon Raket, the Belgian Champion, won silver. Nuno Piteira, from Portugal, is the European Champion Poetry Slam 2015.




Zygimantas Mesijus Kudirka from Lithuania won the European Slampionship on the 28th of November. Zyggi is copywriter, Slam Poetry performer and avant-garde rapper. Jakbrol, the Belgian Slam Champion, finished seventh.



The European Championship Poetry Slam 2012 was held in Antwerp, Belgium. Dani Orviz from Spain was the European Poetry Slam Champion 2012. The Belgian Youness candidate came second. The British Stephanie Dogfoot won the bronze.