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European Culture Forum: call for ideas

Do you have an original point you'd like to make about culture? The  European Culture Forum  is coming and we’re looking for inspiration…

If you have an original and inspirational idea you would like to make about culture in front of over 1,200 European cultural stakeholders, this is your chance. The European Commission is looking for talented speakers to take part in the Culture Forum on 4-6 November 2013 in Brussels. You can make any point you like, so long as it is related to culture and Europe.

The selected speakers will be given the opportunity to present their ideas in plenary or in breakout sessions. You will be expected to make your point in English or in French, without notes or power point support. Each speech will be five minutes long. Speakers will be automatically cut off if they do not keep to time.

If you would like to be considered, please explain your idea in simple terms hereunder and provide a link to a video in which you speak about your idea in 3 minutes maximum. The content of the video should focus on the expression of your idea with words, without special effects or visuals. It can be from any support (phone, camera), no high-quality image required.

The deadline to apply was 8 July 2013.
All applicants will be informed of the results of the selection by 30th August.

This call is now closed!

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2013 European Culture Forum News 


Call for ideas
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