Nearly 30 cross-border cultural projects supported by the European Union have been showcased during two days at the "Culture in Motion: Pathways to EU2020
" conference in Brussels. The event, bringing together over 600 participants, highlights how innovative cultural partnerships can contribute to the Europe 2020 goals for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth, as well as helping to address other challenges like climate change.
Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, who is responsible for education and culture, said: "At a time when many of Europe's businesses are facing difficulties, the cultural and creative industries - contributing nearly 3% to the EU's GDP - have experienced unprecedented growth. The projects we are highlighting demonstrate that culture-based creativity can bring benefits for many other sectors, supporting innovation in business, public services and responses to social needs".
A selection of projects has been presented in an interactive Culture in Motion conference exhibition and in 4 plenary sessions, that tackled the following topics:
- cultural and linguistic diversity and intercultural dialogue
- helping artists with their careers
- strengthening the capacity of the cultural sector
- increasing access of the public to European culture
- promoting the circulation of works within Europe and beyond
The conference programme: http://www.culture-in-motion-2011.eu/prog.jsp
Access the plenary presentations here: /culture/glance/culture-in-motion-conference-2011_en.xml
Learn more about the projects supported by the Culture Programme 2007-2013 in the latest Culture in Motion brochure, available in English, French and German, by using this link: /culture/key-documents/publications_en.xml
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