Conference

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7-8 April 2014 at BOZAR Horta Hall, Brussels

The conference marked the culmination of the Preparatory Action and presented the draft findings and recommendations. All relevant documents related to the conference can be found here.

 

 


Highlights from the conference


Conference report

Read the key findings, recommendations and a résumé from the discussions at the conference.

Participants list

Panelist biographies (EN)

Biographies des intervenants  FR


Programme Download

Monday the 7th April 2014

Master of Ceremony: Pavol Demeš (SK), Transatlantic Fellow German Marshall Fund Bratislava, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia

17:00-17:30 REGISTRATION

17:30-18:15 OPENING STATEMENTS

  • Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
  • Pierre Vimont, Executive Secretary General, European External Action Service
  • Morten Løkkegaard, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair, Culture and Education Committee
Comissioner Vassiliou
Commissioner Vassiliou
Pierre Vimont
Pierre Vimont
morten lykkegaard
Morten Løkkegaard

 

 

 

 

 

 

18:15-18.20 INTRODUCTION TO PREPARATORY ACTION

  • Johannes Ebert (DE), Secretary General, Goethe-Institut

18:20-19:10 PRESENTATION OF THE RESULTS + Q & A

  • Prof Yudhisthir Raj Isar (FR/IN), Professor of the Cultural Policy Studies, The American University of Paris, Scientific Coordinator & Team Leader of the Preparatory Action

19:10-19:15 CONCLUDING STATEMENT by Pavol Demeš

19:15-            COCKTAIL


Tuesday 8th April 2014

Master of Ceremony: Pavol Demeš (SK), Transatlantic Fellow German Marshall Fund Bratislava, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia

09:00-09:30 WELCOME COFFEE

09:30-09:35 OPENING STATEMENTS

  • Pavol Demeš (SK) Transatlantic Fellow German Marshall Fund Bratislava, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia

09:35-10:15 PANEL DISCUSSION 1

Culture in EU external relations: Realities and expectations 

Moderator: Marietje SchaakeMember of the European Parliament

  • Sir Martin Davidson (UK), Chief Executive, British Council
  • Sana Tamzini (TN), President, FACT (Cultural Associations Forum in Tunisia), CONNEXIONS, UNESCO
  • Ting Xu (CN), Director for Communication and Cooperation, Shenzhen Creative Culture Center
  • Nina Obuljen Koržinek (HR), Research fellow, Institute for Development and International Relations of Zagreb

10.15-11.00 Q&A SESSION

11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:30-12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION 2

The potential added value of European dimensions and strategic approaches to culture in external relations

Moderator: Gottfried Wagner (AT), ad hoc expert to the Preparatory Action

  • Pooja Sood (IN), Director/Curator, Khoj, International Artists’ Association, New Delhi
  • Ferdinand Richard (FR), President, Roberto Cimetta Fund
  • Ambassador Cynthia P. Schneider (US), Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, Washington
  • Gijs de Vries (NL), former adviser to Javier Solana, author of A Europe Open to Culture: Proposals for a European Strategy of Cultural Diplomacy

12:45-14:15 LUNCH

14:15-14:45 PANEL DISCUSSION 3

The ‘smart’ and flexible options for the life achievement of a strategic approach to culture

Moderator: Isabelle Schwarz (DE/FR), Head of Advocacy, Research and Development, European Cultural Foundation

14:45-15.30 Q&A SESSION

15:30-15:55 WRAP-UP SESSION/CONCLUSIONS

  • Sana Ouchtati, Project Coordinator of the Preparatory Action
  • Alain Ruche, Senior Advisor on cultural matters, Office of the Secretary General, European External Action Service
  • Jan Truszczyński, Director General DG Education and Culture, European Commission

16:00-17:00 CLOSING DRINK *The programme may change