Conference "Creativity and Innovation - Best practices from EU Programmes": extracts from the speech by Ján Figel' and launch of the electronic platform EVE
Type: Speech - summary
End production: 02/03/2009 First transmission: 02/03/2009
Ján Figel, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Training, Culture and Youth, addressed the two-day conference on "Creativity and Innovation - Best practices from EU Programmes" during which the European Commission and partners in EU-funded projects demonstrated how the EU supports creativity and innovation by financing cross-border projects. The conference offered an opportunity to policy-makers, project promoters and representatives of civil society to discuss how partners from different European countries can make an EU-funded project a success and how both their experience and concrete project outcomes can be shared for others to profit. At the occasion of the conference, the Commissioner also launched a new online platform, EVE, for easy access to the results and details of a wide range of EU-funded projects in the fields of education, culture, youth and citizenship.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view of the Charlemagne building
||Exhibition of EU-funded projects (6 shots)
||General views of the conference (3 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (English) by Ján Figel', Member of the EC in charge of Education, Training, Culture and Youth: Europe could and should be more creative and more innovative; we had very glorious periods in the past; we looked to the richness of history and cultures, but also to the tragedies in History; it depends on how we treat human talents and human dignity. All people are talented; some are more, some have special talents - they are gifted-, but everybody has got some talent; this understanding but also awareness should nurture the quest for creativity vis-à-vis everybody, individuals and even marginalised.
||SOUNDBITE (English) by Ján Figel: There is a new tool for sharing new ideas; it is not about money, it is more than that; Einstein said that imagination is more than knowledge; we need information and knowledge, but we need also imagination; this space will be called l'Espace Virtuel d'Echange (EVE) and will be launched at the end of the remarks; this will be a very intense platform for intense exchanges, meetings, communication and cooperation.
||Ján Figel launching EVE
||Presentation of the platform EVE (on internet)