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MEDIANE: Towards an Inclusive Approach in Media Content Design & Production: Overview, 28-30 April 2014, Split (Croatia)

In the continuity of the encounters in Spain and in the Netherlands, during this encounter, participants will be asked to present, discuss and analyse the results of various media productions that participants produced in the last 6 months during an Exchange to reflect experiences and methods during the production process. New participants will get the chance to present own reports, that focussing on diversity inclusiveness. (more...) [15/04/2014]


Meeting of the EPA Governing Board, Luxembourg 11 April

The Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA) met on 11 April, with the participation of the Director General of Democracy Snežana Samardžić-Marković and the Head of the Tourism Policy Unit of DG Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission, Pedro Ortun. The representatives of the relevant specialised ministries took decisions related to the confirmation of the EPA by the Committee of Ministers in December 2013 and discussed follow-up to the Innsbruck Declaration adopted at the Cultural Routes Advisory Forum in November 2013. They decided to award Council of Europe certification to three candidates: the Art Nouveau Network, the Route of Architecture of 20th-century Totalitarian Regimes (ATRIMUM) and the Via Habsburg. [17/04/2014]


MEDIANE: Journalism Practice & Diversity Inclusiveness

39 participants representing mainstream, minority and community media, professional organisations (unions of journalists or European media network) from 14 European (EU) countries met in Würtzburg, Germany on 11-13 April for a working meeting in the context of the MEDIANE programme. They discussed provisional guidelines and set of media practices on gender and youth inclusion in media content and the method of their use in the future Mediane Box on Media Diversity Inclusiveness. (more...) [16/04/2014]

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6th meeting of the Scientific Committee of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies (RAN), 6-7 April 2014, Cluj (Romania)

The Scientific Committee of the RAN gathered on 7 April in Cluj/Romania to discuss current activities of the Network as well as the project’s medium term future. Main items on the meeting agenda included: action taken to better integrate research findings on Roma issues into policy making processes, revision of the Network’s communication channels, and the Network’s development following the 2nd project term (May 2015). A Consortium meeting of the MigRom, a research project funded by the European Commission’s FP7 Scheme, preceded on 6 April. [08/04/2014]



First expert visit to Limerick in the framework of Intercultural cities

Limerick became the second Irish city to join the Intercultural cities network. A group of European experts met on 2 and 3 April over 100 politicians, civil servants, civil society activists, academics, journalists and other professionals for a discussion on the achievements and challenges for Limerick in the field of diversity and inclusion. The results of the Intercultural cities index review for Limerick were presented and a range of ideas were raised for enhancing civic participation of migrants, combatting discrimination, and harnessing the talent of foreign students and other residents of migrant origin for the development and cohesion of the city. Many participants expressed vividly the delight with the city leader’s support for the intercultural agenda (the decision for joining the network had been adopted unanimously by the city Council) and their personal commitment to the process. The event was reflected in local and national press and TV news. The report of the visit and the experts’ recommendations will be available shortly.  [07/04/2014]


The 3rd meeting of the CDCPP took place in Strasbourg from 19-21 March 2014. In line with its new Terms of Reference, the Committee elected a Chair (Bruno Favel, France), Vice-Chair (Kimmo Aulake, Finland) and Bureau members. Discussions focused on the implementation of the work programme for 2014-2015 and many different topics, such as the follow-up of the Moscow Ministerial Conference, the revision of the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production, the Landscape and Faro Conventions, the information systems, the evaluation of lessons learned from the field projects, among others. [21/03/2014]

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