• Preparatory Action on Culture in the EU External Relations

    By pacier on May 21, 2013
    The Preparatory Action “Culture in EU External Relations” is an initiative funded by the European Union. It is implemented by the European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture, with the support of a Consortium of eight cultural institutes and organisations, which won an open call for tenders to this effect. This Preparatory Action was initiated by the European Parliament […]
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  • Culture in External Relations at the European Parliament

    By hoej_m on March 31, 2015
    On 23 March 2015, project director Ms. Sana Ouchtati  and expert Mr. Gottfried Wagner presented the main conclusions of the Preparatory Action on “Culture in the EU external relations” at a joint meeting of the committees of Culture & Education and Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament. This joint meeting was attended by a large number of members of both […]
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  • EU consultation on the future of the European Neighbourhood Policy

    By hoej_m on March 5, 2015
    On 4 March 2015, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-president of the Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European ‪Neighbourhood‬ Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn launched a consultation on the future of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The ENP is one of the EU’s main foreign policy instruments to work with its Southern and Eastern Neighbours […]
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  • The rapid development of China’s public diplomacy: what does it mean for Europe?

    By hoej_m on January 28, 2015
    On 13 January 2015, Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation organised a lunch seminar: “The rapid development of China’s public diplomacy: what does it mean for Europe?”, on occasion of the launch of the book China’s Public Diplomacy by Ingrid d’Hooghe and Brill Nijhoff. The debate was moderated by Jan Melissen, Senior Research Fellow, The Clingendael Institute and Professor of Diplomacy, University of […]
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  • 4th ENCATC Academy with “Preparatory Action” experts

    By hoej_m on December 8, 2014
    On 8-9 December 2014, ENCATC (the European network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy education) organises its 4th Academy: “Culture in External Relations and Cultural Diplomacy: Focus on the Americas” The ENCATC Academy is an intensive learning programme for senior and medium level professionals in the area of international cultural relations. This year it will focus on North and South […]
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  • Commissioner Vassiliou closed High-Level People-to-People Dialogue, 6 September 2014

    By hoej_m on October 13, 2014
    Commissioner Vassiliou closed the Plenary Meeting of the High-Level People-to-People Dialogue on Saturday 6 September 2014 in Beijing, mentioning the Preparatory Action. The full speech delivered by Commissioner Vassiliou is available here. […] As far as culture is concerned, I am happy to say that over the past two years we have gained a wealth of knowledge and policy insight […]
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  • Shenzhen Design Awards for Young Talents in Brussels

    By hoej_m on October 8, 2014
    Following the participation of Mr Ting Xu to the Preparatory Action final conference in April 2014, it was decided to organise an exhibition of the Shenzhen Design Awards for Young Talents (SZ-Day), in Brussels from 10 to 30 October 2014. During the Preparatory Action final conference, Mr Xu had spoken about these design awards and mentioned the interest of Shenzhen […]
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  • The British Council publishes “Why Culture Matters”, taking stock of the Preparatory Action report

    By hoej_m on September 2, 2014
    After the 2014 International Culture Summit, taking place in Edinburgh, between the 10th and the 12th of August, and as a result, the British Council has published a report entitled “Culture matters – Why culture should be at the heart of future public policy“.
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  • The consortium behind “Preparatory Action” gives input to the Danish cultural summit

    By hoej_m on August 11, 2014
    In the days of 21-23. August 2014, the whole Danish cultural industry is gathered at the beautiful island of Mors in the north of Denmark, to discuss and innovate on the current situation of culture.
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  • REPORT PUBLICATION

    By hoej_m on June 9, 2014
    The final report is ready for download. Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou recommends the report as "fascinating reading" that "brings together concrete proposals as to how to move forward in the coming months and years”.
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  • The findings of the report are spread and discussed around Europe

    By hoej_m on June 6, 2014
    Poland, Greece, Sweden, and Denmark host events and meetings in June and August.
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