Conference on new paradigms, new models of culture in the EU External Relations: meeting between Hans-Gert Pöttering and Dimitrij Rupel
End production: 13/05/2008 First transmission: 13/05/2008
During the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, in cooperation with the European Commission, the European Cultural Foundation, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Austria and the Netherlands, organised the international conference "New Paradigms, New Models - Culture in the EU External Relations" which was held in Ljubljana on 13 and 14 May 2008. The conference represented the follow-up to similar events that focused on culture in a globalising world, deriving from the European Commission "Communication on a European agenda for culture in a globalising world" (10 May 2007) where the culture is outlined as a vital element of the EU external relations at the strategic level. The conference gathered participants from the EU and neighbouring regions - the Western Balkans, the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe - who discussed effective integration of culture into the EU external relations. Based on the experience and knowhow of cultural organisations active in the area of international cooperation, art networks and artists, researchers and officials from the European institutions and Ministries for Foreign Affairs addressed the question of the modern role of culture in the EU external relations. The conference was also attended by distinguished guests, including Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council; Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the EP; Ján Figel', Member of the EC in charge of Education, Training, Culture and Youth; Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of Science and Research; and Frans Timmermans, Dutch Minister for European Affairs.
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||Arrival of Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council, and Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the EP, and handshake (2 shots)
||General view of the meeting between Dimitrij Rupel and Hans-Gert Pöttering (2 shots)
||Arrival of Dimitrij Rupel and Hans-Gert Pöttering in the conference room (2 shots)
||Hans-Gert Pöttering (in ENGLISH) addressing the conference (4 shots)
||Hans-Gert Pöttering with Dimitrij Rupel and Ján Figel', Member of the EC in charge of Education, Training, Culture and Youth