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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.


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.

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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.

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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.

Some news from final conference CITEMA, Florence (Italy)

October 12, 2011

The final conference from CITEMA was organized in Florence, Tuscany, 6th and 7th of October 2011 :

“Artistic handicraft as a factor of social and economic innovation”

It has gathered cultural actors coming from Italy, Spain, France, Slovenia… On the first day were participating some political representatives: Fabio di Meo, Mayor of the Town of Cetona and Rosa Maria di Giorgi, Education assessor for the Town of Florence. On the second day, two research workshops were focused on the perspectives and future of artistic handicrafts.

Final programme


CITEMA Sostenuto Final Event

September 14, 2011

“Artistic handicraft as a factor of social and economic innovation”

Organised by CITEMA in the frame of the Sostenuto project

6 and 7 October 2011

Palazzo Lenzi, Institut Français – Piazza Ognissanti 2 – Firenze


Thursday 6 October – Opening

4:00 pm – Welcome of the participants

4:30 pm – Welcome meeting, round table moderated by Jacques Mattei (ZEP Progetti)

6:00 pm – Vernissage of the exhibition “La lingue delle mani” – organised in partnership with ARTEX. Works of the craftmen of the CITEMA cluster and of the ARTEX network will illustrate / depicts the topics debated during the event: future of artistic handicraft, knowledge transfert between generations, relationship between handicraft and art…

Friday 7 October – Workshops – Sharing of experiences – Perspective “The future of artistic handicraft”

These two research workshops focus on successful activities and projects in order to validate models and tools that will support the objectives, to bring to the fore common working perspectives among partners and institutions in line with CITEMA’s orientations, and to reinforce and develop a national and international partnership.

11:00 am – 1:30 pm – Which new spaces to share for artistic handicraft? How a cluster can contribute to boost an area, participate or initiate social changes. Artistic handicraft is a vector for exchange of experience between local areas and between social projects. How to generate and accompany these meetings?

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Learning and Training: a new approach to discover, learn, promote, transmit and develop artistic handicraft Which actions could promote awareness of artistic handicraft among young audiences? Which actions to reestablish a positive image of artistic handicraft and the manual professions? Which approach for training and learning for new audiences and new needs? Various experiences and tools (residence, mobility) can be used and mixed. Discussions will be in English, French and Italian.

Please confirm your presence before the 20th of September for logistic reasons, send a mail to: or by phone + 39 349 57 35 035.
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Phone: 0039 0578 237980
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Some photos from Volta La Carta, CITEMA event

June 28, 2011

In the frame of the European project Sostenuto “thinking culture as a factor of social and economic innovation”, CITEMA have proposed an event together with the SCEC (local currency), GAS (Group of fair purchase) of the Valdichiana valley, the fair shop Bottega del Monde Equo Soledale, the CCR ( historical city center of Cetona) and the theatre “Cantinonearte” in Montepulciano. In this moment of deep change, we bet that we can make our projects converge, gather and transmit our know-how and competence and thinking together of a common future of our regions. Product and consume differently, create, sell and diffuse differently are the proposal that we would like to share in a pleasant atmosphere to rediscover our area, to meet and rethink our exchanges, to valorize our richness and think of our impact on environment. “Be conscious that, above all of the principle of responsibility of the individual, whatever is role and whatever his level of culture, conscience and experiences…”

Some photos to illustrate the event…

The debate

The market

The exhibition