Culture for cities and regions - call for participants in study visits
With this call the organisers* invite representatives from local and regional authorities to attend thematic 5 study visits on culture. Those visits take place in:
Birmingham (Social inclusion and access to culture in neighbourhoods), North Portugal (regional creative cluster and network), Helsinki-Espoo (cultural education for youngsters), Lodzkie region (regional cultural development and social revitalisation through culture) and Sofia (new resources for culture and reforming municipal cultural institutions)
Please note that a third and last call will be published in February 2016 for the study visits taking place in Antwerp (migration heritage and intercultural dialogue), Aarhus (investing in new generation museums), Barcelona (old industrial spaces, new cultural uses), Regensburg (management of large-scale heritage sites and creative industries cluster) and Vilnius (cultural and social innovation in sleeping districts).
*EUROCITIES and KEA, in partnership with ERRIN, manage Culture for cities and regions, a European Commission initiative to support cities and regions in making sound investments in culture. The initiative runs until 2017.
The objectives are:
- to take stock of existing practices on culture as a key element in urban and regional development strategies;
- to exchange and promote the transfer of knowledge;
- to better understand successful cases of cultural investment and to go into the details of policy planning and implementation.
Deadline: 4 December