Final press conference in Brussels

June 14, 2012

Organised with the support of Ile-de-France Europe

21 June 2012 at 9:00 am. Brussels, Ile-de-France Europe Office

10 rue Montoyer – 1000 Bruxelles – Trône

 The partners from the INTERREG IV B Med project Sostenuto – Culture as a factor of economic and social innovation are proposing the final press conference of the project.

 This conference will take place on the 21st of June from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the Ile-de-France Europe Office in Brussels.

 This conference will aim at presenting and diffusing the publications resulting from the project. They are based on two complementary volumes. The first, coordinated by the University of Valencia, proposes an economic analysis on questions of culture and innovation. The second volume, coordinated by the Relais Culture Europe, puts these questions into perspective with regards to the choices with which we are faced in terms of development, society and democracy.

 Two conferences moderated by Pascal Brunet, Relais Culture Europe:

• Pau Rausell Köster, economist and director of ECONCULT, University of Valencia – the Sostenuto project: a contribution to the debate

• Jean-Michel Lucas, academic, University Rennes 2 – around his publication Culture and sustainable development and his article in the second volume

 With the participation of Stéphane Victor, Ile de France Europe Office, Ferdinand Richard, director of A.M.I., head of the Sostenuto project and Frédéric Hocquard, director of ARCADI


Registration form


Videos from Valencia Final Conference

May 16, 2012

All the videos from the Valencia Conference are now on line.

Click here.


Photos from the Valencia Final Conference

January 23, 2012

The Valencia Final Conference of the Sostenuto project has taken place on 19 and 20 January. The final conference reached the aim to be a platform for presenting the most important conclusions in terms of modelling and theoretical concepts. It has also acted as a discussion forum around the political interpretation of the implications of these conclusions in formulating a contribution for the implementation of the social aspects of the Europe 2020 strategy.


Provisory publications

January 23, 2012

The final publications of the Sostenuto project are based on 2 complementary volumes. The first volume, coordinated by the University of Valencia (Spain), proposes an economic analysis on questions of culture and innovation. The second volume, coordinated by the Relais Culture Europe, puts these questions into perspective with regards to the choices with which we are faced in terms of development, society and democracy.

The provisory publications of the Sostenuto are available in pdf:

– Volume 1 (Research part): in Englishand Castilian.

– Volume 1 – Executive summary: in English, French and Castilian.

– Volume 2 (Debate part): in English and French.


Sostenuto Final Conference: JOIN US ON STREAMING

January 13, 2012

After 3 years of cooperation, the University of Valencia and its department on Cultural Economics – partner of the SOSTENUTO project – will organise the final conference of this project, next 19th and 20th January, in Valencia, under the title:

Culture on the frontlines: unveiling the keys to social and economic innovation in the Med space”.

 This conference will be the opportunity to present the Green Book written during the project. It is made up of two parts:

– a modelling of the relationship between culture, creativity, innovation and territory in Europe, and particularly in the Med Space;

– a collective contribution to the implementation of the social component of the Strategy EU 2020. This part will gather articles on: Economy, Cultural Rights, New Indicators for Wealth, Common Goods.

The themes at the core of this Green Book will be the main lines for this conference; they will aim to open the debate on the necessity to rethink the place of culture in regards to the major changes faced by our societies.


News from the CADO incubator – A.M.I. (Marseille, France)

November 29, 2011

Currently, 9 cultural operators are in a pre-test phase for a period of 3 months (October 2011 – January 2012). They will possibly enter the CADO incubator after this phase, one of the Sostenuto laboratory run by A.M.I (Lead partner) in French region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

To know more about them…

To know about the cultural operators currently benefiting from CADO…

To know about the cultural operators who have benefited from CADO…


EXPEDITIO: Map for the cultural development of towns in Dnevne Norine (Montenegro)

November 29, 2011

On Friday, 21th October 2011, a new Montenegrin daily “Dnevne novine” published the article on public space mapping, one of the activities implemented in the preparation of Local Programmes for the Development of Culture in Kotor, Tivat and Herceg Novi by Expeditio, Sostenuto partner.

To know more about…


EXPEDITIO: Workshop for drafting projects held for cultural actors of Boka (Montenegro)

November 29, 2011

On Tuesday, 25th October 2011, in the Municipality of Herceg Novi, the Workshop for preparation of draft projects was held for the representatives of cultural sector (mainly from the municipalities of Kotor, Tivat and Herceg Novi) by EXPEDITIO, Sostenuto partner in charge of the laboratory “Local Governance”. The workshop was held by Mr. Predrag Cvetičanin, who has an extensive experience in project management in culture sector. In focus group discussions held within the preparation process of Local Programmes for the Development of Culture in the Municipalities of Kotor, Tivat and Herceg Novi 2011-15, particular cultural actors expressed the need for a workshop of this type, and thus EXPEDITIO decided to organize the basic training for acquiring the elementary knowledge on project drafting.

To know more about…


Synthesis available: Culture and territorial development (Redon, France, May 2011)

November 29, 2011

The French Cluster “Les Articulteurs” has organised with UFISC (Union Fédérale d’Intervention des Structures Culturelles – Federal Union of Intervention of Cultural Structures) a national conference “Culture and territorial development: daring innovation and solidarity” on the 30th and 31th May 2011, in Redon (Brittany, France). Relais Culture Europe has animated in this frame a workshop on “Europe and Culture“. Some of the themes worked within the Sostenuto project were discussed: cooperation, partnership, mutualization, solidarity, culture as an agent of change in a world facing a profound transformation.

The synthesis of this conference is now available (in French).


Sostenuto Final Conference in Valencia (Spain), 19 and 20 January 2012

November 29, 2011

The Sostenuto Final Conference is an event dedicated for policymakers, researchers and cultural agents working in the Med area and for all those interested in the relationship between culture, economic and social innovation and territorial development.

The event will serve as a platform to communicate, transfer and disseminate the outcomes of the Sostenuto Project, carried out during the last three years in the framework of the Med Programme.

The main aim of the conference is advocating the importance of culture as a key factor in the political, social and economic transformation that Europe will have to undergo to guarantee a more sustainable and inclusive future for all its citizens, cities and regions.
Participated by  policymakers and experts in cultural policies, the event will have a strong academic component, but it will also showcase the innovative practices promoted by Sostenuto’s partners through four cultural labs in France, Slovenia, Italy and Montenegro.
See the draft programme.
Registration is online.
To know more about the conference, please see its website.