2nd EU Culture Forum, a 'milestone in the implementation of the Agenda for Culture' with its Intercultural Dialogue objective?

28/30th Sept 2009,
Brussels, Belgium
- EU culture forum

Organiser: European Commission

European Culture Forum 1The Platform for Intercultural Europe presented its recent work and vision for an Intercultural Europe in a “Flash Info” session parallel to the programme on the second day. For the EU Culture Forum more than 900 people came to Brussels for broad political debate. Prominent speakers reinforced welcome wisdom: Commissioner Jan Figel appealed to the audience to accept that creativity depends on respect for diversity. Composer Jordi Savall urged us to accept that “Culture without empathy for the other serves nothing.” Yet strategically, the greatest gain of the event was to help anchor the concerns of culture in neighbouring policy domain. This was achieved through high-level participation from other Commission Directorates-General. Some key MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) were also involved.

European Culture Forum 2

Take a look at our presentation - Watch the European Culture Forum video highlights
Read Chris Torch’s report on the Forum’s coverage of Intercultural Dialogue

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