More Europe debate in Amsterdam, 19 September
"Beyond markets: culture and creative industries in the EU’s external relations" is the title of the next More Europe debate.
This debate will discuss culture and economy in the EU's external relations: how can culture and creative industries foster cultural diplomacy and cultural relations? what added value culture and creative industries bring to the EU’s external relations?
The event is co-organised with the European Cultural Foundation and will take place on the 19th of September 2012, in BIMHUIS, Amsterdam from 15h to 18h15 followed by reception.
PANEL I - HOW CAN CULTURE AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY MODELS FOSTER INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY?
Keynote by Alexander Rinnooy Kan, President of the Social and Economic Council of The Netherlands.
Panel discussion between Andrew Senior, expert in creative economy, Director, Andrew Senior Associates Ltd. - Elisabeth O.Sjaastad, film director and CEO Federation of European Film Directors (FERA) - Katelijn Verstraete, Deputy Director, Cultural Exchange Department, Asia-Europe Foundation (tbc) - Markus Appenzeller, Director and Partner in MLA+, architect, works in Europe, China and Russia - Frédéric Martel, journalist, writer and author of Mainstream. Moderated by Tracy Metz, journalist and author on urban and spatial issues.
PANEL II - WHAT ADDED VALUE CULTURE AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES BRING TO THE EUROPEAN UNION’S EXTERNAL RELATIONS
Keynote by Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament, Committee for Foreign Affairs, Committee on Culture and Education.
Panel discussion between Gerhard Sabathil, Director for North East Asia, European External Action Service (EEAS) (tbc) - Xavier Troussard, Acting Director, Directorate General Education and Culture, European Commission - Renilde Steeghs, Ambassador for Cultural Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands - Charles Esche, Director Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
Moderated by Mercedes Giovinazzo, Director Interarts, Barcelona.
The debate is organised by ECF and has been made possible thanks to the support of SICA and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Netherlands.
If you want to join the debate please register via the website of SICA. Upon reception of your registration you will receive a confirmation, the final programme, as well as practical information on the location. For additional queries please contact Marjolein Cremer, Advocacy Project Officer ECF at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 (0)20 573 38 68.
Doors open at the BIMHUIS as from 14:15 on. The programme starts at 15:00.
The BIMHUIS is located within walking distance to Amsterdam Central Station on Piet Heinkade 3.
More Europe is a cultural civic initiative that aims to highlight and reinforce the role of culture in the EU’s external relations. It calls upon EU institutions, Member States and civil society to work together in order to join up their visions, pool resources and coordinate their activities.
More Europe debates in 2012:
Berlin (2 May), Paris (23 May), Amsterdam (19 September), Warsaw (October), Brussels (December).
Each of these debates focuses on a specific aspect of the EU’s external cultural relations.
For more information on the More Europe initiative, please visit www.moreeurope.org, which includes updates on the programmes, the speakers, the patrons and further information about the debate on 19 September.
Our target group is the European External Action Service (EAAS), European and Dutch diplomats and civil servants from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture, as well as representatives from the arts and culture, economy and research, international organisations and universities.
More Europe Patrons :
Odile Quintin, former Director General Education and Culture at the European Commission; Leila Shahid, General Delegate of Palestine to the EU; Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Former President of Latvia; Pooja Sood, independent curator and art management consultant ;Franz Fischler, former EU Commissioner; Stéphane Hessel, diplomat and writer; Navid Kermani, writer; Julia Kristeva, writer and psychoanalyst; and Radu Mihaileanu, film director and scriptwriter.