Archive for the ‘workshop’ Category


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.

Europe Active Conference 2011 on Ethical and Alternative Finance (Poland)

October 12, 2011
The European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks FEBEA, the Krakow University of Economics UEK, and the Foundation for Social and Economic Initiatives FISE (PL), the Social and Economic Investment Company TISE (PL) & the Foundation of Economy and Public Administration FGAP (PL) have organized the 2nd Active Europe conference that took place in Krakow within the Krakow University of Economics premises on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th of September 2011.

This conference was aiming at bringing together a European coalition of civil society actors who seek the recognition of the role of ethical and alternative finance as well as the social economy, in particular within the Single Market Act and to work on the creation of financial tools to enable the development of social inclusion and social economy in Europe.

Relais Culture Europe was participating to this conference. During the workshop named “Local development, territorial cohesion and social inclusion” and organised in partnership with the European networkd RED (Rurality Environnement Development), we have had the opportunity  to underline and put in value some research themes of the Sostenuto project: cultural rights, governance, social justice

To see the programme

To know more about Europe Active

To know more about RED (International Association Rurality Environnement Development)


Sostenuto Summer School – Paris (France)

October 12, 2011

The Summer School “Europe and Culture in Debate“, organised by Relais Culture Europe, in the frame of the Sostenuto project on 31 August, 1st and 2nd of September 2011, in Paris, has gathered around 100 participants each day. It was the opportunity to debate around :

  • the economic changes,
  • the model of development,
  • and the foundations for a European cultural policy.



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


Summer School – The last programme

August 30, 2011

Here is the last version of the programme of the Summer School “Culture and Europe in debate“.

Three days to learn, debate and exchange around the major themes of Sostenuto: the economic and social transformation with points of view from different EU parts, and outside Europe (Mediterranean area, Africa).

programme en

programme fr


Summer School – Call for proposals

July 18, 2011

You are invited to send your proposals of forums, workshops or additional conferences before next 30rd of July to the following address:

Relais Culture Europe will examine all the proposals that will be addressed.

Further information and registration:
Relais Culture Europe – Chloé Bourret – + 33 15 3 40 95 10
Please upload the call for proposals: