Zagreb, Croatia, 17-19 May 2017, Venue: House of Europe in Zagreb
- Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
- European Parliament, Information Office in Croatia – organizational and venue support for the conference
- Rijeka 2020, European Capital of Culture – partners for the session “Strategies and tendencies of local cultural development in Europe: the role and impact of European Capital of Culture project” on the 18th May
- Academy of Dramatic Art – co-organizers and venue supporters for the preconference lecture on the 17th May
- Culture Action Europe – co-organizers of the Zagreb workshop: CAE Croatian Hub – Reflection exercise on the future of Europe
The conference working languages are English and Croatian (with interpreting provided)
Registration for the international conference ‘Perspectives of national cultural policies development in the EU context: critical dialogues’ (CULPOL) is now open! The conference is open to academia, researchers, cultural professionals, policy-makers, and young professionals from Europe and Croatia.
The conference intends to contribute to enhancing the knowledge about the relevant cultural policy processes at the European Union level addressing the pivotal question whether it is time for a paradigm shift in cultural policies and what are the possible ways forward. It will tackle different challenges for EU and national cultural policies through two keynote lectures addressing EU and national level issues of cultural policies; and four working sessions that will focus on the following themes:
- Cultural policies and the crisis in/of European Union – how to achieve sustainable cultural development?
- Strategies and tendencies of local cultural development in Europe: the role and impact of European Capital of Culture project
- What kind of European comparative cultural policy research is needed today?
- National cultural policies in need of vision, innovation and leadership.
Please see the conference announcement for the detailed description.
The program is available here: Program_CULPOL Conference 2017
Registrations are now closed as we reached the maximum capacity for the main conference. If you want to participate in pre-conference lecture ”The missing links between cultural administration and the functioning of cultural systems today – case study of a one year’s mandate as Minister of culture in Romania” by Ms. Corina Suteu, please register here.
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Pre-conference activities on Wednesday, 17th May 2017
As an introduction to the main conference programme, on 17th of May 2017, two pre-conference activities will take place, organised in cooperation with IRMO partners:
- IRMO, in cooperation with the Culture Action Europe, is organising a workshop ‘CAE Croatian Hub – Reflection exercise on the future of Europe’, within the framework of the project EUROPE OF CULTURE: co-creating a cultural scenario. (IRMO library, 17 May 2017, 10:00 -15:00)
- IRMO in cooperation with the Academy of Dramatic Art is organizing a pre-conference lecture by Ms. Corina Suteu, cultural consultant, president of FilmETC and former Minister of culture of Romania. (Academy of Dramatic Art, F22-Nova akademska scena, Frankopanska 22, 17 May 2017, 17:00)
Workshop in cooperation with Culture Action Europe – CAE Croatian Hub – Reflection exercise on the future of Europe
Given the fact that none of 5 scenarios presented in the White Paper on the Future of Europe mention neither culture nor arts, Culture Action Europe (CAE) initiated discussion process among cultural operators to contribute to a possible scenario that can guide us into a sustainable future of the European project. Zagreb workshop, co-organised by CAE and IRMO, will bring together Croatian cultural professionals, artists, networkers, researchers and policy makers with an aim that this targeted half day discussion will provide a basis to propose a sound alternative for a European future that includes culture and the arts. In this collective exercise we will discuss what do we mean when we say we want arts, culture and education at the heart of the European Union; and how exactly could this be implemented? Participation in this event is by invitation only. For more information on how to join this exercise please see the conference programme.
Pre-conference lecture by Ms. Corina Suteu, cultural consultant, president of FilmETC and former Minister of culture of Romania.
In her talk entitled “The missing links between cultural administration and the functioning of cultural systems today – study case of a one year’s mandate as Minister of culture in Romania”, Ms. Suteu, a well-known cultural policy researcher in Europe, will address her experience as Minister of culture of Romania that allowed her to understand the system from, both, policy maker’s and researcher’s perspectives. Based on the Romanian case, her presentation intends to invite the audience on reconsidering the role that culture ministries in the region have today in regard to the cultural dynamics, identify the missing links between the present needs of the sector and the existing (inherited) instruments of cultural administration and reflect upon new and more efficient modalities to support and generate support for the arts and culture.