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European Culture Forum 2017
Thursday, 07/12/2017 to Friday, 08/12/2017
Superstudio, Milan, Italy

7-8 December in Milan

The European Culture Forum is a biennial flagship event organised by the European Commission to raise the profile of European cultural cooperation, to bring together cultural sectors' key players and to debate on EU culture policy and initiatives. Its 2017 edition will also mark the official launch of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the thematic EU year devoted to our common cultural assets and all their aspects.  

The event, for the first time outside of Brussels, will take place at Superstudio in the booming creative neighbourhood of Tortona in Milan. This extraordinary event venue, once a bicycle factory and then a place for fashion publishing and art created by a renowned Italian art director Flavio Lucchini in the 1980s, will provide an inspiring and thought-provoking decorum for lively discussions, unexpected meetings and fruitful exchanges.

Can culture help to tackle European and global challenges? Does cultural heritage matter to Europeans? How can culture in cities and regions help to shape more cohesive and inclusive societies? Come to Milan to discuss, listen, think and get inspired.

 

Register by 10 November

Programme

Switch between the tabs to see what's in store over the two days - more on the sessions below.

09:00 - 09:30

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 - 10:15

Welcome by

  • Roberto Maroni, President of Lombardy Region
  • Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan

Opening session

  • Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
  • Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament
  • Dario Franceschini, Minister of Cultural Heritage and Tourism of Italy
  • Indrek Saar, Minister of Culture of Estonia

10:15 - 10:30

Video - Culture makes Europe (setting the scene)

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 - 12:45

Plenary Session 1

Challenges (for Culture) in Europe: 2007,2017,2027

Moderated by Hannah Conway, Composer and Audience Engagement Specialist, and Norman Jardine, Head of Unit for Communication, DG Human Resources, European Commission

Confirmed speakers:

  • Johannes Ebert, Secretary General at Goethe Institut
  • Katherine Watson, Director General at European Cultural Foundation
  • Csilla Hegedüs, President at Transylvania Trust, former Minister of Culture and Deputy Prime Minister of Romania

Reactions, debate, Q&A with the audience

12:45 - 14:15

Lunch

14:15 - 14:30

The European Year of Cultural Heritage starts now!

Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

14:30 - 14:45

Testimonials – my story, our heritage

14:45 - 16:45

Plenary Session 2

Cultural heritage: the beating heart of Europe?

Moderated by Hannah Conway and Norman Jardine

Confirmed speakers:

  • Prof. Pier Luigi Sacco, Professor of Cultural Economics, IULM University, Milan
  • Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General, Europa Nostra
  • Silvia Costa, Member of the European Parliament and former Chair of the EP CULT Committee
  • Prof. Dr. Hermann Parzinger, President of Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Ambassador of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in Germany
  • Prof. Małgorzata Omilanowska, Professor of Art History at the University of Gdańsk, former Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland

Reactions, debate, Q&A with the audience

16:45 - 17:15

Musical performance

17:15

End of Day 1

09:00 - 09:30

Opening address

Petra Kammerevert, Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the EP CULT Committee

09:30 - 11:30

Plenary Session 3

Culture in cities and regions: closer, better, faster, stronger?

Moderated by Hannah Conway and Norman Jardine

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr. Shain Shapiro, Founder and CEO, Sound Diplomacy
  • Michael Walling, Artistic Director, Border Crossings
  • Dr. Beatriz Garcia, Researcher in Urban Sociology, University of Liverpool
  • Mr Oeds Westerhof, Director, Network & Legacy, Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018

Pitch presentations

  • Re-Future (integration of unaccompanied refugee minors)
  • Museum of Art in Łódź, Poland
  • Bios Romantso, Athens, Greece

Reactions, debate, Q&A with the audience

11:30 - 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 - 12:45

Parallel working sessions

  • European Year of Cultural Heritage – how can you take part?
  • Culture for Cities and Regions & Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor – unlocking the local potential of Europe
  • Films of the past for the future of film

12:45 - 14:15

Lunch

14:15 - 15:15

Parallel working sessions

  • Creative spaces – reinventing tomorrow's shared heritage
  • Creative Europe and integration of migrant and refugees – one year later
  • Cultural heritage and civil society – together for heritage

15:15 - 15:45

Presentation of European Culture Forum 2017 Game Jam results by Marco Accordi Rickards, Executive Director of Video Game Museum of Rome (VIGAMUS)

15:45 - 16:00

Closing remarks

16:00

End of the forum

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European Culture Forum Game Jam

The registration to the European Culture Forum 2017 Game Jam is now open.

The Game Jam, organised in cooperation with the Video Game Museum of Rome (VIGAMUS), welcomes developers and students of every competence and skill level: we are looking for passion and new ideas.

A game jam is a development challenge, with contestants producing a video game within a limited time constraint. The aim is to foster creativity and improve the skills of the developers, while finding new ideas and perspectives in the field of game design. On the basis of a theme that will be unveiled, the jammers will have to create a video game from scratch, crafting all its aspects. The game demos will be evaluated by a professional Jury and the winners will be presented at the European Culture Forum 2017.

The European Culture Forum 2017 Game Jam will take place from 7 December 9:00 AM to 8 December 1:00 PM inside SuperStudio. For those interested in participating, please send an email to direzione@vigamus.com  with your details and area of expertise. We will reply to you promptly with all the useful information to take part in the European Culture Forum 2017 Game Jam.

 

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Practical information

Attendance at this event is by registration only.

Superstudio Più

via Tortona 27

Milan 20144

Italy


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About the venue

Find out more about the history of the Superstudio event space.

How to get there?

While booking your flights, keep in mind that Milan has two airports:

Milano Malpensa Airport

  • Taxi: 49 min. to the venue
  • Public transport: 1h16 to the venue (metro station: Porta Genova)

Milano Linate Airport

  • Taxi: 34 min. to the venue
  • Public transport: 1h14 to the venue (metro station: Porta Genova).

Mobility issues?

The venue is wheelchair accessible and all rooms are located on the ground floor.

Can’t make it?

Don’t worry! Plenary sessions will be available via webstreaming.

Speakers, publications and side events

More information coming soon