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Civil Society Forum Paris 2016 (EU and Western Balkan)

Migration, climate change and green growth, bilateral disputes and youth cooperation will be part of the Paris Forum Programme and are likely to be discussed by the political leaders. The organisers also want to address transversal issues of democratic governance, the role of civil society and respect of fundamental rights. The forum is open to other topics, developed on the suggestion of the participants. Deadline: 3rd June.

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International campaign for Freedom of Expression

In the context of IETM upcoming Satellite in Beirut (6-9 October 2016), the network is launching an International Campaign for Freedom of Expression to support ongoing reforms of censorship laws in Lebanon and similar actions in the South-Mediterranean region. Deadline to be involved: 31 May.

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Creative Tracks - connecting creative entrepreneurs worldwide: Survey

Creative Tracks connects young creative professionals worldwide to encourage cross-cultural projects and foster creative entrepreneurship. Check out this new EU funded initiative and answer a quick survey by 31 May.

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CALL TO PARTICIPATE - a directory of new funding tactics for European cultural actors

The Placeholder is a peer-to-peer skillshare project that maps innovative tactics to funding by European cultural actors. The resulting directory of financial tactics will help cultural managers get new ideas on ways to go after additional funding, what works and what not, and what kind of resources they need to initiate a tactic. Deadline: 31 May.

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Share your views on crowdfunding or your campaign experience

Are you a cultural and creative professional active in Europe? What are your views on using crowdfunding? Did you already run a crowdfunding campaign or are you considering to do so in the future? What are your experiences? Take the survey and help the organisers find out how crowdfunding can benefit the cultural and creative sector! Your answers will help to bring the knowledge about crowdfunding for cultural and creative professionals to the next level. You can take the survey in English, French or German. Deadline: 3rd June.

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European Alliance for Culture and the Arts > An urgent appeal to put Culture at the forefront of the European project

This appeal – signed by the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts, is urging policy makers to re-think the European approach and include culture and the arts in the long-term strategic goals of the European project. Learn more about this appeal - also signed by On the Move - and join us!

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UN post-2015 development agenda : final round of talks: Take action!

Check the latest contribution on targets and indicators from the collective of global networks leading the “Future we wants include culture” campaign. You can assist the collective of global networks by ensuring that the text is being sent to your country’s national negotiation team leaders and share examples of good practices linked to the proposed cultural indicators.

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MOB G.A.E. Mobility participant survey

The project MOB GAE-Mobility as a source of personal and professional Growth, Autonomy and Employability, aims to evaluate the impact of mobility experiences on the personal and professional lives of participants, their autonomy and their awareness of being European Citizens.

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More flexible Schengen visa rules: new proposal from the EC

On April 1st, 2014 the European Commission released a new proposal on More flexible visa rules to boost growth and job creation, which includes proposals to shorten and simplify the current Schengen visa procedures and the creation of a new "touring visa", particularly interesting for live performing artists. Find all the details - and stay tuned: OTM will follow the discussion closely!

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Istikshaf regional mobility and freedom of movement policy agenda

This regional mobility and freedom of movement policy agenda aims to develop closer links between a range of stakeholders including government agencies, foundations, voluntary and community sector in delivering specific policies and positions in areas affecting mobility with a focus on arts, culture and social entrepreneurship. Read more about it and support this innovative initiative!

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National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (USA) & Lives Without Limits campaign

Established in 1995, the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and administered by Mobility International USA (MIUSA). Learn more about it and ECA's Lives Without Limits campaign.

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For the explicit inclusion of Culture in the Post-2015 Development Agenda - a joint document (CAE, IFACCA, UCLG and IFCCD)

This document recalls the process that has led to the increasing recognition of a cultural dimension as a key factor for development. It also highlights that, as a culmination of this journey, now is the time to give culture the prominence it deserves both because it is essential to meet the challenges posed by today’s difficult situation and because global cultural actors, which are able to connect to local and national communities, are now ready to work in this direction.

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Manifesto & Recommendations: IETM meeting 2013 in Athens (Greece)

To underline the exchange, discourse and solidarity that took place at IETM Athens, the meeting closed with a Manifesto. An impromptu collective action of Secretary General of Culture Action Europe Luca Bergamo, Secretary General of IETM Nan van Houte and Coordinator of the Greek IETM Athens team Kelly Diapouli. Read the manifesto and share it!

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A call for solidarity from ITI Egypt

The founding members of the Egyptian Centre of the International Theatre Institute, have been witnessing with increasing alarm the vicious onslaught against the defining foundations of Egyptian culture, with theatre and the performing arts at the forefront. The International Theatre Institute calls for actions and solidarity!

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Allez culture! Support the Europeana project

Europeana is now being asked to put the case for funding. Support the free share of information in Europe and the world by supporting the AllezCulture campaign!

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