Opening speech at the Public Opening of 'Mapping Cyprus and Contemporary Arts' Exhibition. Brussels, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts
"It's good to be with you again, and I am very grateful for this opportunity to exchange views with you on my proposals for the 'Erasmus for All' and 'Creative Europe' programmes.
Although these are still early days in the negotiations, I think we can usefully take stock of the discussions so far. It is also helpful to pause and reflect on why Europe needs these two programmes so urgently."
Opening speech by Androulla Vassiliou at Guimarães, Vila Flor Cultural Centre – 3 June 2012
Guimarães is well known for being the cradle of Portugal. This year, we will celebrate its place in Europe, thanks to an impressive variety of cultural and artistic events
This exhibition takes place in the context of the European Capitals of Culture. This European initiative, on top of its primary objective to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and instil a sense of belonging to Europe, has proved to have a long-term impact in fostering the city's cultural, social and economic development.
Opening speech: at Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Lisbon), 1st June 2012
Debate on 21st century education: creativity and innovation in primary and secondary STEM education/Brussels
European Parliament's Culture Committee / Brussels 19 June 2012