Archive for the ‘Med programme’ Category


Videos from Valencia Final Conference

May 16, 2012

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

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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.


Med Programme: Capitalisation Days Marseilles, 30th November 2011

November 29, 2011

In 2011 the Med Programme started the realisation of a 3 years capitalisation process. As a second step, a Cluster and Capitalisation day will be organised in Marseilles on 30th November 2011.

What are the objectives of the day?

The objectives of the event are twofold:

  • Develop project cluster for capitalisation

Based on a discussion on the matrix submitted and the classification the projects decided for, various project clusters will be validated and aggregated.

  • Information on and further joint development of upcoming capitalisation call

A capitalisation call will soon be launched by the MED Programme. The action plan is about to be set up and the programme wishes to involve project partners in this process.

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2011 Med Programme Event

September 14, 2011

On 19th October, the 2011 Med Programme event will take place in Barcelona. It will offer manifold possibilities to meet and exchange, inform and learn, create and influence.

Snapshot on the programme:

Going SMART in the Med

What is the EU 2020 Strategy aiming for and what specifically does the priority of ‘Smart Growth’ imply? How does this relate to transnational cooperation in the Mediterranean?

Med projects’ innovative approaches

What is about to be developed within Med strategic projects? What has already been reached by classical projects?

Innovation for the future

  • New regulations on Cohesion Policy and affect to European Territorial Cooperation
  • Innovation for the future Med
  • Future Med projects on ‘innovation’ (targeted call)

Project side programme

Projects involved in the thematic panel will provide deeper insight and present concrete results and outputs.

  • BEEMED Forum of Regions and Cities, Mediterranean Building Energy Efficiency Improvement.




Sostenuto Summer School “Europe and Culture in Debate”, Paris (France)

July 18, 2011

Next 31st August, 1st and 2nd of September, Relais Culture Europe will organise a summer school on the theme “Europe and Culture in Debate” in the frame of the Sostenuto project.

The European Union and its Member States are defining currently the political, strategic and budgetary priorities for the next ten years. These negotiations are carried out in a context of multiple crises making difficult to see clearly: How to take into account the worldwide interactions? Which could be our options? In the middle of which challenges could we place culture? More than multiplying the questions and letting think to easy answers, it appears necessary to open the public debate, to exchange ideas, and, thus, to contribute to this crucial moment for the future of Europe. For the first edition of this summer school, the aim is to open very widely the fields of perspective,i.e. to raise the cultural question in Europe in reference to changes in the world.

Mornings: Putting the basis for the debate of idea

Each morning will be proposed a dialogue/debate of 3 hours between two speakers around three major fields of question linking Europe and culture todays: Economic changes? Which model of development? Which basis for a European cultural policy?

Afternoons: Opening the debate of ideas

Each afternoons will be proposed a geographical focus (Balkans, Mediterranean area, Africa). Beyond these three sequences, the programme remains open to any proposal on subjects appearing crucial for this common reflection.