We are delighted to announce that the final program of the conference as well as the Conference reader for the International Conference ‘Perspectives of national cultural policies development in the EU context: critical dialogues’ are now available online.
We have prepared a very rich and dynamic programme that includes pre-conference workshop and lecture on the 17th of May and the main conference events from 18th to 19th of May. We would like to highlight some of the events from our programme:
On Thursday 18th of May, first Introductory keynote lecture under the title Making cultural policy matter in the EU agenda: key topics and perspectives will be given by Professor Pier Luigi Sacco, Special Adviser of the EU Commissioner for Education and Culture, and Professor of Cultural Economics at the IULM University in Milan. The next day, Friday 19th of May, will start with the second Introductory keynote lecture Croatian cultural policy: purviews of the key strategic documents and a view of the future given by Professor Vjeran Katunarić, professor of sociology at the University of Zadar and Dr Biserka Cvjetičanin, Scientific Adviser Emerita at the Department for Culture and Communication, IRMO.
The panel discussion National cultural policies in need of vision, innovation and leadership will gather some prominent names including Dr Nina Obuljen Koržinek, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Mr Janko Ljumović, Prof, MSc, Minister of Culture of Montenegro and Ms Corina Şuteu, cultural consultant and president of FilmETC, and former Minister of Culture of Romania.
In addition to these keynote lectures and the panel, during the two days of the conference another three working sessions will bring together in conversation Croatian and other European experts: Dr Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio, Researcher, University of Barcelona, Valletta 2018; Mr Chris Torch, Intercult CEO; Timișoara 2021 – European Capital of Culture, Artistic Director; Ms Catherine Cullen, Special Advisor on Culture in Sustainable Cities, Committee on Culture, UCLG; Ms Emina Višnić, Rijeka 2020, CEO; Dr Marcin Poprawski, Deputy Dean for International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan; Dr Ole Marius Hylland, Senior Researcher, TRI – Telemark Research Institute; Mr Teodor Celakoski, cultural worker and activist, Right to the City/Pravo na grad; Mr Robert Manchin, President of Culture Action Europe; Dr Nada Švob-Đokić, IRMO; Mr Davor Mišković, Director of the non-profit organisation Drugo More; Dr Tsveta Andreeva, Researcher and person responsible for research activities of European Cultural Foundation (ECF); Dr Bjarki Valtýsson, Associate Professor in Modern Culture, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen; Dr Kate Oakley, Professor of Cultural Policy at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds.
As an introduction to the main conference programme, on 17th of May 2017, two pre-conference activities are organized in cooperation with IRMO partners. The workshop ‘CAE Croatian Hub – Reflection exercise on the future of Europe’, is co-organized with Culture Action Europe within the framework of the project ‘EUROPE OF CULTURE: co-creating a cultural scenario’ (IRMO library, 17th of May 2017, 10:00 -15:00). In cooperation with the Academy of Dramatic Art IRMO is organizing a pre-conference lecture by Ms Corina Şuteu, cultural consultant, president of FilmETC and former Minister of Culture of Romania. (Academy of Dramatic Art, F22 – New Academic Scene, Frankopanska 22, 17th of May 2017, 17:00)
Please see the Conference Reader to find out more about the speakers, their interventions and conference’s events.
Looking forward in seeing you at the conference!