Conference of the European Ministers of Culture - 20 - 22 October 2003 - Opatija, Croatie 

Programme

Monday 20 October 2003

10.00 – 13.00 : Morning session

Joint meeting between the Conference of European Ministers responsible for Cultural Affairs and the International Network on Cultural Policy (INCP)

Towards enlarged co-operation

Addresses :
- Antun Vujic, Minister of Culture of Croatia
- Catherine Roth, Director of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage, Council of Europe
- Jean-Pierre Blais, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Heritage

Coffee break

11.30-12.00 : General Debate

Opening of the conference of european ministers responsible for cultural affairs

15.00 – 15.45 : Opening session

Addresses:
- Antun Vujic, Minister of Culture of Croatia
- Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
- Joseph Licari, Permanent Representative of Malta to the Council of Europe, Vice-Chair of the Committee of Ministers’ Deputies
- Nour Eddin Hashad, Deputy Secretary General of the League of Arab States
- Mongi Bousnina, Director General of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO)

15.45 – 18.00 : Working session 1: Culture and Conflict

Chair: Yngve Slettholm, State Secretary of Culture and Church Affairs of Norway

Introduction by Paul Van Grembergen, Flemish Minister for Home Affairs, Culture, Youth and the Civil Service

Cultural policy and post conflict reconciliation

Introduction by Razvan Theodorescu, Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs of Romania

Intervention by Blagoj Stefanovski, Minister of Culture of “the former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia”

Coffee break

16.30-17.00 : Fostering intercultural dialogue in a multicultural society

Introduction by Inguna Ribena, Minister of Culture of Latvia

From conflict to reconciliation : examples of good practice

Introduction by Estelle Morris MP, Minister of the Arts of United Kingdom

Intervention by Branislav Lečić, Minister of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia

General Debate

Tuesday 21 October 2003

9.30 – 12.30 : Working session 2: Diversity and Dialogue

Chair: Razvan Theodorescu, Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs of Romania

Introduction by Safet Halilovic, Minister of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina

From stereotypes to core values

Introduction by Denis Molchanov, First Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation

Intervention by Marie-Frédérique Bergeaud, Deputy Head of Department of International Affairs Ministry of Culture and Communication of France

Coffee break

11.00-11.30 : Cultural policy and culture of minorities

Introduction by Andreja Rihter, Minister of Culture of Slovenia

Intervention by Hervé Hasquin, Minister-President of the French speaking
Community of Belgium

Intercultural/interreligious dialogue: examples of good practice

Introduction by Roma Zakaitiene, Minister of Culture of Lithuania

Intervention by Arta Dade, Minister of Culture of Albania

General Debate

14.30 – 17.30 : Working session 3: Governance and inter-sectorial co-operation

Chair: Giuliano Urbani, Minister of Culture of Italy

Introduction by Franz Morak, State Secretary for Art and Media of Austria

Cultural policy and migration

Introduction by Xavier Montané, Minister of Culture of Andorra

Preservation of identities

Introduction by Bozhidar Abrashev, Minister of Culture of Bulgaria

Coffee break

15.45-16.15 : Intervention by Johannes C. Landmann, Permanent representative of the Netherlands to the Council of Europe

Interaction between public sector, private sector and civil society: examples of good practice

Introduction by Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Minister of Culture, Higher Education and Research of Luxembourg

Intervention by Jean-Pierre Blais, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Heritage

General Debate

Wednesday 22 October 2003

9.30 – 12.30 : Working session 4: Declaration on intercultural dialogue and conflict prevention

Chair: Erkan Mumcu, Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey

The way towards a Declaration on Intercultural Dialogue and Conflict Prevention

- Jean Petaux

Intervention by Antun Vujic, Minister of Culture of Croatia

Examination of Draft Declaration and Recommendations

Coffee break

11.00-11.30 : General Debate

Adoption of the declaration and of the recommendations

12.30 – 13.00 : Closing session

13.00 – 13.30 : Press conference