Culture and the policies of change

Brussels, 6-7 September 2010

 

French version

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The Council of Europe, in partnership with the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), Culture Action Europe, the Budapest Observatory, International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) and the European Cultural Foundation, organised an international conference focusing on the theme of "Culture and the policies of change". The conference took place from 6 to 7 September 2010 at the EESC’s Headquarters in Brussels, and was supported by the Communauté française de Belgique, Ministry of Culture, the Slovenian Ministry of Culture and the Allianz Kulturstiftung. The Conference is one of a series of events being organised in the framework of the Council of Europe’s CultureWatchEurope initiative. The key-note speaker, Jeremy Rifkin, Founder and President of Economic Trends Foundation, gave a presentation at the opening of the conference. Photo: from l. to r.: Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Robert Palmer and Jeremy Rifkin | Etienne Ansotte, EUEYES, Eyes wide open

 

Programme (updated: 03/09/2010)

Participants biographies
Press release

Towards the "empathic civilisation": interview with Jeremy Rifkin by Dennis Kefalakos (NewEurope, 12 September 2010)

Conference evaluation sheet to be sent to culturedoc@coe.int

Conference Reader

Speeches

Background papers

Opening remarks by Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Director General of Education, Culture & Heritage, Youth & Sport
Speech (06/09/2010)

 

France Lebon, Director of Permanent Education and Creativity Department, Directorate General of Culture, Ministry of the "Communauté française"
Speech (07/09/2010, only French version)

 

Horia-Roman Patapievici, President of EUNIC, President of the Romanian Cultural Institute, Romania

Speech (07/09/2010)

 

Jan Truszczyński, Director General for Education, Training, Culture and Youth of the European Commission
Speech (07/09/2010)

 

Stojan Pelko, State Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Slovenia
Speech (07/09/2010)

1. Conference Brief

2. The Empathic Civilization – an extract

3. Empathic Education

4. Re-thinking Cultural Policy

5. The Effects of the Economic Crisis on Culture

Photos

Videos

Interview with Gabriela Battaini-Dragoni, Director General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe and Robert Palmer, Director of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Council of Europe. [06/09/2010]
 

Interview with Jeremy Rifkin, Founder and President of the Foundation on Economic Trends. [06/09/2010]


 

   

Interview with Chris Torch, Artistic Director of Intercult, Vice-President of the Executive Committee of Culture Action Europe and Stojan Pelko, State Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Slovenia. [07/09/2010]
 

 

Interview with Christine Merkel, Head of the Division for Culture and Communication / MOW German Commission for UNESCO, Chair of the CDCULT of the Council of Europe. [07/09/2010]

 

   

Interview with Oleksander Butsenko, Director of Development Centre “Democracy through Culture”, Ukraine and Ihor Savchak, Founder and Director of the Centre for Cultural Management, Ukraine. [07/09/2010]

 

Interview with Sabine Frank, Secretary General of the Platform for Intercultural Europe and Daphne Tepper, Policy Analyst, Culture Action Europe. [07/09/2010]

 

   

Interview with Jan Truszczyński, Director General for Education, Training, Culture and Youth of the European Commission. [07/09/2010]
 

"We are the change": informal interviews with participants
from Big Bang Lab [22/09/2010]

   

LabforCulture: online space concerning the Conference

 

Conference partners

European Commission

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC)

Communauté française de Belgique

Culture Action Europe

The Budapest Observatory