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European Campus of Local and Regional Authorities for Culture in Paris 21 - 24 Nov 2012


                                          Citte Universitaire a Paris



The aim of the conference was "through a collective work, we hope to draw original conclusions on the local and regional cultural policies, with a high European added value, especially on the symbolic, social and economic dimensions... Policies which, beyond responding to the current economic crisis, promote a better quality of life for the inhabitants through a further flourishing and more importantly, a co-flourishing of the cultural and creative sectors."

The "European Campus of local and regional authorities for culture" represents a new initiative by Les Rencontres in order to further reflections by local and regional authorities as to what is their role in achieving in Europe the EU 2020 strategy?

The key hypothesis of Les Rencontres is "that the local and regional authorties' contribution has neither been sufficiently examined nor debated, despite the current - and potential - impact of their cultural policies on achieving a smarter, more sustainable and more inclusive growth which is the ambition of the Europe 2020 Strategy."

For report about the conference by Les Rencontres:





Wednesday 21 November 2012
Arrival of participants
18:00 – 20:30 Ordinary General Meeting

Thursday 22 November 2012
Venue: Maison Heinrich Heine / Fondation de l’Allemagne - Auditorium
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris (CIUP), 27c Boulevard Jourdan, 75014, Paris


While waiting for things to start

Nicole Monvoisin


09:00 – 09:30 Welcome speeches

Christiane Deussen

Director – Maison Heinrich Heine / Fondation de l’Allemagne - points in her opening remarks


Roger Tropeano, Chairman – Les Rencontres Association

09:30 – 10:00 Introductory Session – “And, if Jean Monnet was right? Beginning by Culture”
Dr. Enrique Banús Irusta
, Director of the Charlemagne Institute for European Studies at the Universitat Internacional de
Catalunya (UIC), Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Enrique Banus Irusta and Jose D. Dielens


10:00 – 11:00

Session 1: The basis of the Europe 2020 Strategy / Towards a Creative Europe Programme / Other programmes and actions in perspective
Anne Houtman, Head of Representation of the European Commission in France
Claire-Lyse Chambron, Policy Officer – DG Education and Culture, European Commission
Moderator: Odile Wolfs, First Vice-Chairwoman, Les Rencontres, Maastricht, The Netherlands

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00

Session 2: Local and regional authorities, their cultural policies and Europe 2020 Strategy

Dr. Fabrice Thurio, Jean-Damien Colling, Eduard Millares, Renee Heijnen (from left to right)


Dr. Fabrice Thuriot, Coordinator, researcher and lecturer in public law and on cultural policies in France, Europe and North America – Centre of Research on Territorial Decentralisation, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France

Roundtable with representatives of local and regional authorities:
Jean-Damien Collin, Director for cultural development – Conseil Général du Territoire de Belfort, France
Renée Heijnen, Senior policy advisor for music, general strategy and international affairs – Culture Department, City of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Moderator: Eduard Miralles, Chairman – Fundació Interarts, Barcelona, Spain

Eduard Miralles


13:00 – 14:30 Lunch at La Terrasse room in the Maison Internationale building of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris


Nicole Monvoisin engaged in dialogue

14:30 – 16:30 First block of workshops


Workshop A1: Culture in EU external relations and the collaboration of the local and regional authorities

Anuradha Ananth, Cultural journalist, Cottbus, Germany and previously Head-Features Programming (arts & lifestyle) at NDTV-Hindu, Chennai, India

Eric Lebas, in charge of the Unit for local and regional authorities – Institut Français, France
Cécile Peyronnet, responsible for the European Affairs – Institut Français, France

Anne Poidevin, Project Manager – Direction of European and international relations, City of Strasbourg, France

Moderator: Rainer Kern, Representative of the Lord Mayor – City of Mannheim, Germany


Workshop B1: Cultural networks and local and regional authorities’ networks in Europe: current situation, outlooks and potential collaboration

Sylvine Bois-Choussy, European and international coordinator – ACCR network and representative at this Campus of Culture Action Europe network.
Milica Ilic, Head of Communication and Administration – IETM and member of the Board of Balkan-Express
Marie Le Sourd, Secretary General – On the Move (OTM)
Bruno de Viron, Advisor – Association of the Walloon Provinces (APW), Belgium

Moderator: Pascal Brunet, Director – Relais Culture Europe, Paris


Workshop C1 (First part): Culture and development, the role of local and regional authorities
Collège d’Espagne

This workshop is organised in partnership with the AWARD project.

Brigitte Beauzamy, Sociologist – University of Warwick, United-Kingdom
Anthony Durcan, Councillor – City of Harlow, United-Kingdom, and ENTP network President
Jean-Pierre Marchetti, advisor to the Chairman for international affairs – SAN Marne-la-Vallée/Val Maubuée, France
Jacques Perrot, Programme manager – DG Development and cooperation, Unit civil society and local authorities, European Commission

Moderator: Mario d’Angelo, Coordinator of Idée Europe and leader of the Centre for Culture and Creative Industries Management, ESC Dijon Bourgogne, France


16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:40 Second block of workshops

Workshop A2: Creativity and innovation fostered by local and regional authorities: accomplishments and perspectives

Dr. Caroline Chapain, Lecturer – Birmingham Business School, The University of Birmingham, United-Kingdom
Simon Houriez, Director – Association Signes de Sens, Lille, France
Mariano Morán, Director – Promálaga, Malaga, Spain

Final remarks by Graham Black, Reader in Public History and Heritage Management – Centre for Museum and Heritage Management, Nottingham Trent University, United-Kingdom

Moderator: Dr. Roberta Comunian, Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries – King’s College, London, United-Kingdom


Workshop B2: Bloggers & twitterers specialising in cultural policies in Europe

This was an unusual workshop with only French being spoken due to having no translators. It was  held again inMaison Heinrich Heine.

This workshop was prepared with the help of the moderator:Gonzague Gauthier, author of Véculture blog & twitterer, Paris
William Bressand, Communication coordinator – EMF, the Forum of e-Excellence, Belgium
Frank Thinnes, Project manager of Plurio.net – Luxembourg agency for cultural action, Luxembourg


Workshop C2: (Second part) Culture & development
Collège d’Espagne Laia Albareda, Project officer – County Council of the Alt Empordà, Spain
Florent Le Duc, Consultant for the AWARD project, Beersel, Belgium
Graham Pearman, Policy & performance team leader and Chris Purvis, Policy and development officer – Harlow Council, United-Kingdom
Willianne Van Slooten, Coordinator international co-operation and (European) fundraising – City of Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Simone Visser, Team manager Cultural Development - City of Helmond, The Netherlands
Moderator: Mario d’Angelo

18:40 Dinner at the Bar of the Théâtre de la Cité Universitaire

19:15 Departure of the participants attending the performance Roméo et Juliette (Théâtre National de Chaillot) guided by Roxelane Oliyar-Komilkiw (Les Rencontres)
19:20 Departure of the participants attending the performance of contemporary dance by Olga de Soto at Georges Pompidou Cultural Centre, guided by Rafael Mandujano (Les Rencontres)
20:00 Prises et Reprises followed by Ça quand même, Contemporary dance and text in French, Théâtre de la Cité Universitaire

Friday 23 November 2012
Venue for the plenary sessions: Luis Buñuel Room
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris (CIUP), 7E Boulevard Jourdan, 75014, Paris

09:00 – 11:00 Welcome Message: Juan Ojeda Sanz, Director – Collège d’Espagne

Session 3: « Culture and visions for the future of Europe »

Steve Green, Emmanuel Wallon, Bruno Tackels, Juan Barja, Walter Siti (from left to right)

The panel was moderated by:

Bruno Tackels, Journalist and literary critic, Paris

and included:

Juan Barja, Poet, editor and director of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain – “Culture / culture(s): an untimely reflection”
Steve Green, Expert in cultural policies and international relations, London, United-Kingdom – “Europe: cultural solutions for a wicked problem?”
Walter Siti, Writer, Milan, Italy – “The idea of Europe in times of social networks and the end of geography”
Emmanuel Wallon, Professor of political sociology – University of Paris Ouest Nanterre/La Défense, France – “A timorous Union looking for a Creative Europe: the contradictions of the European cultural strategy”

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break at La Terrasse Room in the Maison Internationale building

11:30 – 13:00

Session 3: « Culture and visions for the future of Europe », second part

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch at La Terrasse Room in the Maison Internationale building

Jon Reid in discussion with Caroline Chapain during lunch

14:30 – 22:30

Three simultaneous workshops in cultural institutions located in the Grand Paris

Workshop D: Artistic creation, disabilities and participation – social inclusion promoted by local and regional authorities, artists and civil society

Venue: La Ferme du Buisson cultural centre, Noisiel

La Ferme du Buisson cultural centre


Welcome at La Ferme du Buisson cultural centre

Elisabeth Pelon and Rafael Mandujano


Welcome by Vincent Eches, Director and Elisabeth Pelon, General Secretary

Vincent Eches, Elisabeth Pelon with translator

Juan Pablo Santi, Daina Urbanaviciene, Nicole Monvoisin

Nicole Monvoisin with the two translators


Tour of the premise

Anuradha Ananth and Jon Reid


Workshop D

Moderated by Hatto Fischer, Poet, Philosopher and Co-ordinator of Poiein kai Prattein, Athens

Presentations by: Simon Houriez, Director – Association Signes de Sens, Lille
Madeleine Louarn, Theatre director – Catalyse / Théâtre de l’entresort
Jon Reid, Creative Arts tutor – Sense Scotland, Glasgow

Accompanied by Rafael Mandujano (Les Rencontres)

Discussion, formulation of proposals or initiatives and conclusions.


Attending the play Les Oiseux


or else Workshop E: Circus and local and regional authorities in Europe Working language: French
Venue: Fratellini Academy, Saint-Denis – Welcome by Stéphane Simonin, Director - Tour of the premises – Presentations by managers of European cultural projects in the field of circus:
Koen Allary, Director – Circuscentrum, Belgium
Eleftérios Kechagioglou, Director of Le plus Petit Cirque du Monde & Chairman of CARAVAN network – Bagneux, France
Hélène Langlois, Head – Department of Cultural Actions, City of Tremblay-en-France
Cécile Provôt, Director – Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe, France
Moderator: Stéphane Simonin, Director – Académie Fratellini
Discussion, formulation of proposals or initiatives and conclusions. Departure for Le CENTQUATRE Cultural Centre
Dinner followed by the show De nos jours (Notes on the Circus).
Tiffanie Brun-Théremin (Les Rencontres) will be with the group throughout the workshop duration.
Working languages: English and French Version of 19/11/12 3

14:30 – 22:30

Workshop F: Case Study – Le Cube, Digital creation centre in Issy-les-Moulineaux
Working language: English
Venue: Le Cube, Issy-les-Moulineaux

Welcome by Hélène Gestin, Deputy-director. Tour of the premises – Detailed
presentation of Le Cube by Isabelle Simon Gilbert: missions and projects regarding artists and audiences: digital skills,
cultural mediation, training and education. Presentation by Graham Black, Reader in Public History and Heritage Management – Centre for Museum and Heritage Management, Nottingham Trent University, United-Kingdom
Discussion, formulation of proposals or initiatives and conclusions. Departure for the Maison des Arts de Créteil Cultural Centre. Dinner followed by a performance by Michael Clark Company (contemporary dance).
Roxelane Oliyar-Komilkiw (Les Rencontres) will be with the group throughout the workshop duration.


Saturday 24 November 2012
Venue for the sessions: Fondation Hellénique
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris (CIUP), 47Bis Boulevard Jourdan, 75014, Paris
Conclusive Sessions


10:00 – 10:20 Welcome message Maria Gravari-Barbas, Director – Fondation Hellénique
Presentation of the project of the second edition of the Campus (2013): Jaakko Masonen, Director of cultural affairs – City of Tampere, Finland


10:20 – 12:20 Report on the plenary sessions followed by reports on the workshops
Reporter of the plenary sessions: Hatto Fischer, Poet and Philosopher, Coordinator of Poiein kai Prattein, Greece
Reports of the workshops

Anuradha Ananth reporting about Workshop D: Disabilities and participation

12:20 – 13:20 Participative discussion for preparing the conclusions of the Campus


13:20 – 13:30
Conclusions: Roger Tropeano, Chairman – Association Les Rencontres

Roger Tropeano


Thanks to the two translators the communication at the conference was perfect.

13:30 Departure

Outside the Hellenique Foundation

Daedulus said according to Ernst Schnabel: "if you see nothing between the pillars, then you have the right distance"

Lunch at the restaurant “Tokyoeat” at the Palais de Tokyo Cultural Centre for the participants registered for the optional programme of cultural visits.

Exhibition Fabrice Hyber, Palais de Tokyo

Guide introducing first art work: underneath a cloud with rain simulated by plastic chords

Jane Dillon Byrne (Irland)


Getting an excellent guided tour

Guide explaining the artist's work in progress


Fabrice Hyber Lipstick 2x

Fabrice Hyber Lipstrick 3 dimensional - to be smelled

All in a mirror cube - seeing double or even triple - with Rafael Mandujano in the middle


Jane Dillon Bryne listening to Nicole Monvoisin


Fabrice Hyber  Fruit-tree


Anuradha Ananth and Rafael Mandujano


Other optional cultural programs:

17:30 Exhibition Edward Hopper, Grand Palais. Free time.
21:00 – 22:30 Contemporary dance performance: May Be, Maguy Marin, Théâtre du Rond Point
End of the programme


The team of Les Rencontres responsible for the conference:

Email: rafael.mandujano@lesrencontres.eu

Email: tiffanie.brun-theremin@lesrencontres.eu

Email: roxelane.oliyarkomilkiw@lesrencontres.eu



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