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CAPITAL CULTURA - Development through Culture: the Road to Sustainability
Sibiu, 21-22 September 2009

The 7th forum of the Consultancy Centre focuses this year on culture and sustainable development. Its broad aim is to emphasise the importance of integrating the dimension of culture into the theory and practice of sustainable development. The discussions during this event will look at the role culture can play in the sustainable development of communities, in supporting artistic creation and the valorisation of heritage while protecting and promoting European cultural diversity and enhancing European citizenship. This year's forum will shed light on the concrete contribution the EU is making in this sense through: the structural funds, the Community programmes Culture and Europe for Citizens, the European Capitals of Culture and some recently released studies at European level.

Read more about the forum here.

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Public debates concerning the European Agenda for culture in a Globalizing World

In May 2007, the European Commission published a document entitled European Agenda for Culture in a Globalizing World, which presents a general structure for the action of European institutions in the field of culture today. It also aims to foster a new debate on the role of culture in Europe, involving both institutions and citizens.

In January 2009, several European organisations have launched a project entitled Euromedinculture Citizenship, which aims to enable citizens to take part in a public discussion on culture, including its several expressions and its diversity, as a key element in the development of the European Union.

The present questionnaire is one of the elements used to foster this debate. It will be followed by a series of regional forums which will be held in Andalusia (Spain), Lisbonne/Guimaraes (Portugal), Marseille (France), La Louviere/Bruxelles (Belgium), Liverpool (UK), Munich (Germany), Heraklion (Greece) and Malta between April and May 2009. A final and concluding European forum, following on from the regional forums, is scheduled to take place during July 2009, in France.

A final report summarising the results of the consultation process will be presented to European institutions by the end of 2009. It will also be sent to anyone interested, including those who have responded to the questionnaire.

Questionnaires should be sent by 15 March 2009. They can be fill in on line in: French, English, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Catalan and soon Spanish. Link to the questionnaire : http://citoyennete.euromedinculture.org/limesurvey/index.php?sid=15128&lang=en  

The respondents with more original and interesting ideas will be invited to take part in one of the regional forums!
European partners of Euromedinculture Citizenship: 

  • Association pour le Développement Culturel Européen et International (Marseille, France) - project leader
  • ACE-Etnia : Cultura e Desenvolvimento (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Brouhaha International (Liverpool, United-Kingdom)
  • Centritudes (La Louviere, Belgium)
  • Fondazzjoni Temi Zammit (Msida, Malta)
  • Fundació Interarts (Barcelone, Spain) - scientific coordinator
  • International Munich Art Lab / Kontrapunkt e.V. (München, Germany)
  • Junta de Andalucia - Consejeria de Cultura (Sevilla, Spain)
  • Prefecture of Heraklion (Héraklion, Greece)

(from www.adcei.org

 

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The seminar "Multilingualism and the European Year of International Dialogue 2008"

In the framework of the Gaudeamus International Book and Education Fair, Radio Romania and Gaudeamus will organise the seminar "Multilingualism and the European Year of International Dialogue 2008" in the Central Pavilion of Romexpo Exhibition Center in Bucharest, between 21-22 November 2008.

The event will be honoured by the presence of Ms. Sandra Pralong, president of Synergy Communications and ambassador of the EYID 2008 in Romania and of Ms. Martine Reicherts, director general of the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, as well as by important personalities of the cultural and literary scene in Romania - professors, publishers, writers, translators, journalists.

Within the working session of Saturday 22 November (between 12.15 and 13.30), Mr. Vladimir Simon, the director of the Consultancy Centre for European Cultural Programmes, will present the Culture (2007-2013) Programme of the EU, with special focus on strand 1.2.2 dedicated to projects of literary translations.

For the agenda of the event please click here.

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Annual forum European Cultural Clusters in Brasov, between September 22 - 23, 2008

The Consultancy Centre for European Cultural Programmes organises the annual forum European Cultural Clusters in Brasov, between September 22 - 23, 2008.

The forum will focus on four main areas:

  • Intercultural dialogue as a social cohesion cluster generator
  • Cross-border clusters
  • Transnational clusters
  • Creative clusters

Read more here.

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Multiculturalism: Recognition and Respect without Exclusion

In the context of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, the Aspen Institute Romania, organised in Cluj, between 17 -19 July, a workshop on "Multiculturalism: Recognition and Respect without Exclusion". The aim of this event was to stimulate open discussions on the challenges faced by our society nowadays when dealing with ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversities and, in particular, on the economic and social situation of the Roma communities, so as to identify the lines of action for the promotion of a genuine multicultural approach at all levels of society. The workshop benefited from the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Radu of Romania, of governmental officials, of representatives of the civil society and of experts. The Consultancy Centre for European Cultural Programmes was represented at this event by Mrs. Mioara Lujanschi. More about this workshop at: http://www.aspeninstitute.ro/.

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Meeting of the Europe Direct Centres Bucharest,
5 -6 June 2008

The representatives of the 27 Europe Direct Information Centres, launched throughout the country by the European Commission at the beginning of this year, gather in Bucharest for a 2-day training and information seminar organised by the Representation of the European Commission in Romania. The event will include presentations focused on the impact of the Treaty of Lisbon on the European citizen, the status of Romania after one year and a half of being an EU Member State, the new directions of the EU communication strategy, as well as a series of workshops on various themes of Community relevance. The Consultancy Centre for European Cultural Programmes is represented at this meeting by its director, Mr. Vladimir Simon, who will moderate a workshop on the topic of dialogue between cultures and Community projects in the field of culture.

More about this event and the full agenda at: http://ec.europa.eu/romania/news/02_06_08_seminar_europe_direct_ro.htm

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“Art and Public Space…Who is Shaping the Public Space and for Whom?”
 Open Space Romania event

Between 14 and 16 May, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest hosted British Council’s Open Space event in the framework of Creative Collaborations, a regional arts project in South East Europe. The project aims at bringing together leading arts professionals from the UK and across Europe to work on the issues that are most important to them, such as public space, arts and professional development, social inclusion, cultural leadership and creative cities. Creative Collaborations includes five Open Space events throughout the SEE region. Open Space Romania focused on art and public space. The Consultancy Centre for European Cultural Programmes, as British Council’s partner, was represented at this event by Mrs. Mioara Lujanschi, who held a workshop on EU funding mechanisms for collaborative cultural projects. You can find out more about this event, as well as about other initiatives that will take place in Romania within Creative Collaborations, by visiting http://www.britishcouncil.org/ro/romania-arta-creativecollaboration.htm or by contacting Mrs. Codruţa Cruceanu at codruta.cruceanu@britishcouncil.ro.

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Europa Nostra Awards - 2008

The European Union's Prizesfor Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, jointly launched in 2002 by the European Commission and the Europa Nostra network in the framework of "Culture 2000" Programme, aim at rewarding each year outstanding initiatives in the field of cultural heriage in Europe.

This year's edition of the prestigious awards brought recognition to Romanian culture through a prize offered to the Specialization Centre in the field of rehabilitating the built heritage inBonþida, at the Education, Training and Awareness Raising category and through a medal for arhitect ªerban G. Cantacuzinoat the Dedicated Service category. Read more here.

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First meeting with Media Desk Romania

Consultancy Centre for European Cultural Programmes has the pleasure to invite you to a first meeting with Media Desk Romania, on December 18, 2007, 10.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M., in Multimedia Hall within Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs.

On this occasion we intend to present a general view of all opportunities offered by Media Programme of the European Union (2007-2013) to independent European producers, Romanian producers included.

We are open to your suggestions regarding future activity of Media Desk Romania. We want to assure you that since June 2007, our establishing date, Media Desk Romania is your trustworthy and reliable partner in your attempt to acces European funds for your projects.  

Several speakers will take the floor during the debates: Renate Roginas, Coordinator of the Assistance Media Programme in Romania, Dr. Horia Murgu, Professor in UNATC, Beatrice Comãnescu, Manager of TVR International, Vladimir Simon, Coordinator of Media Desk Romania, Valentina Miu, Expert Media Desk Romania.

The meeting will end with a cocktail offered by Media Desk Romania.

Your participation is required and wellcome! Please confirm your participation by E-Mail or by Phone: 021.316.60.60 / 021.316.60.61.

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New address

The Consultancy Centre for European Cultural Programmes (Cultural Contact Point) will carry out its activity, starting with the 5th of February, in a new location: 57, Barbu Delavrancea Street, floor 1, sector 1, 011 353 Bucharest.

The new phone numbers of the CCECP are: (+4021) 316 60 60; (+4021) 316 60 61

Which are the aims of our institution?

To contribute at the establishment of a favorable framework for the exchange of values from Romania to the European cultural space.

To support setting up of partnerships between the cultural institutions from Romania and Europe.

To endow the Romanian cultural operators with the necessary skills in order to have access at the alternative financial resources for the cultural and artistic projects.
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