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The Council of Europe and the
Government of the Russian Federation organised a
Conference of Ministers responsible for Culture at the
Bolshoi Theater in Moscow on 15-16 April 2013 on the
theme of "Governance of Culture – Promoting Access to
Culture". This event highlighted the new challenge for
governments and, specifically, Ministries of Culture, in
promoting access to and participation in culture at a
time of social, economic and financial change.
3rd Session of the Landscape Award (2012-2013) of the Council of Europe
For the 3rd session of the Landscape Award (2012-2013), the Secretary General of the Council of Europe received 18 applications. An international jury will meet in May 2013 in order to examine the applications and propose the award and possible special mentions. At its 2nd Meeting (Strasbourg, 27-29 May 2013) the CDCPP will examine the proposals of the jury and forward its proposals concerning the award winner to the Committee of Ministers who shall grant the award and any special mentions.
Cultural Resources for Roma inclusion: 1st meeting of coordinators in Kamenci (Slovenia), 25-26 April 2013
Kick-off meeting for the preparatory phase of a new project on "Cultural Resources for Roma inclusion". The project aims at replicating in 5 Roma settlements in Bosnia
and Herzegovina, Croatia, "former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", Hungary and Slovenia the model successfully implemented in Kamenci (Slovenia). The Roma inhabitants have been supported in organising and setting up a multidimensional cultural enterprise within their village through the valorisation and reinterpretation of their cultural heritage (music, poetry, legends, gardening, etc.) and creating a museum of Roma heritage which attracted visitors and thus generated income.
Monitoring Interculturalism in Cities:
From Concept to Policy Implementation
A workshop held at the University of Québec in Montreal brought together on 12 April European and Québec experts and partners of the Intercultural cities programme. The main objective of the workshop
was to explore the concept and practical implementation of interculturalism in Europe and in Québec and in particular the capacity of intercultural policy to welcome (culturally, socially and economically), newly arrived migrants.
Meeting of the Group of Specialists on the European Diploma of Protected Areas
The Group of Experts on the European Diploma of Protected Areas meet in Strasbourg on 26 March 2013 for their annual meeting. The Group examined the reports from the independent experts’ visits further to the applications for the Diploma received for the Khosrov Forest State Reserve (Armenia) and the Irish Burren region. Based on the expert visit carried out, the Group also discussed a Draft Resolution concerning the renewal of the Diploma for the Retezat National Park in Romania. Two new applications for the award of the Diploma
were also presented, one for Desertas Islands in Portugal and the other one for Karadag Nature Reserve in Ukraine.
30th Council of Europe Art Exhibition "Desire for Freedom"
Art in Europe since 1945" in Milan
After Berlin, the exhibition travels to Milan and was opened on 13 March at the Palazzo Reale in the presence
Of Claudia Luciani, Director for democratic governance and the Mayor, Giuliano Pisapia. The exhibition will stay open until 2 June 2013. [18/03/2013]
Making Diversity Work for Cities
The Intercultural Cities milestone event "Making Diversity Work for
Cities" took place in Dublin on 6-8 February, under the Irish EU Presidency and the Andorran CoE Chairmanship. The 250 participants, including 42 Mayors and other elected officials, explored the results and achievements of the intercultural Cities initiative and cities involved in it, and examined implications for adopting a diversity-based approach in national and international integration policy and practice.
3rd Bureau meeting of the Steering Committee on Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP)
The third Bureau meeting of the CDCPP took place in Strasbourg on 7 and 8 February 2013.
The members of the Bureau took note of the progress made in the preparation of
the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Culture "Governance of
Culture - Promoting Access to Culture" (Moscow, 15-16 April 2013). They exchanged on the Committee’s future work and working methods for 2013 and beyond, and
were updated on the programme of activities supervised by the CDCPP for 2012-2013. The Bureau also prepared the CDCPP's Plenary Session in May 2013.
Routes - Meeting with the Secretary-General of the UNWTO, Madrid
The Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on
Routes, Penelope Denu, met Talib Rifai during a series of meetings at
the World Tourism Organisation in Madrid on 29 and 30 January. The two
organisations decided to formalise their cooperation during the Advisory
Forum of Cultural Routes in Colmar last November. The UNWTO has offered
technical advice on training and on the tourism development of the
routes. In Madrid, common priorities were identified with the
Secretary-General, in particular the promotion of responsible tourism
and sustainability policies. The UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism
will be the object of a joint initiative and training on cultural routes
will benefit from the contribution of the UNWTO Themis Foundation.
Task Force on the 2013 Conference of Ministers of Culture
The Task Force preparing for the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Culture on "Governance of Culture – Promoting Access to Culture" (Moscow, 15-16 April 2013) met on 25 January in Paris. The conference will analyse the challenge for governments in promoting access to and participation in culture at a time of social, economic and financial change, also reflecting the specific opportunities generated by the digital era in this area. The event will feature novel policy approaches and stimulate exchange of experiences and good practices among political leaders. At the same time, it will highlight the CoE’s role as a European intergovernmental forum on culture and laboratory of democratic governance.
Art Exhibition "The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945"
The 30th Council of Europe Art Exhibition
"The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945"
is shown at the German Historical Museum in Berlin until 10 February
2013. The exhibition shows the role of the artists in relations with Council of Europe values. 113 artists from 28 countries illustrate through their works their engagement with a belief in universal human rights, freedom, equality and democracy and raise questions about the meaning of our social existence. After Berlin, the exhibition will be shown in Milan, Tallinn and Cracow in 2013/2014.
Cultural Policy Review of Turkey : experts meeting
In the framework of the
Cultural Policy Review
of Turkey, experts met on 17 January
2013 in Paris to finalise their report. This 29th Council of Europe Cultural Policy Review will give a comprehensive appreciation of the Turkish cultural policies and latest trends and developments. The results of the review (both national report and expert report) will be presented at the Plenary Session of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (PP) in spring 2013.