Heritage and capacity building – Structured dialogue

logo voices of culture bigThe European Commission is organizing a structured dialogue with the cultural sector to reflect on capacity building for heritage professionals and on the transmission of traditional skills and know-how in emerging professions, including in the context of the digital shift.

Are you interested in the traditional and emerging heritage? Especially in its skills or training? 

Then apply to the Structured Dialogue on “Skills, training and knowledge transfer: traditional and emerging heritage”. To find out more click here.

The selected applicants will first take part in a Brainstorming Session which represents the opportunity for a group of around 35 European civil society stakeholders in the cultural sector to exchange ideas on this topic and to present these to the European Commission. The group will brainstorm on 15-16 June 2017, and then have the opportunity, in September 2017, to discuss their main ideas (to be summarised in a Brainstorming Report) with the European Commission at a Dialogue Meeting in Brussels.

The call is open to representatives of the cultural and creative sectors (professional organisations, cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations, European networks, foundations, private organisations, etc.) with relevant expertise on the topic “Skills, training and knowledge transfer: traditional and emerging heritage”, who would like to contribute to discussions with the European Commission. Organisations applying must be from one of the 28 EU Member States.

Make sure the voice of your sector is heard and apply to participate!

The deadline for applications is 14 March 2017.

Appel: experts du patrimoine

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Voices of culture and heritage

The 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage will promote heritage as a shared resource for our future. The Year will be
managed by the European Commission, with the active participation of cultural heritage organisations and other culture sector stakeholders including trans-national cultural networks, NGOs and cultural organisations.

The European Commission is keen to promote and facilitate the participation of as many stakeholders as possible. In this context, we are launching a Special Call « Voices of Culture and Heritage« , with two objectives:

  1. to identify a group of about 30 participants from the cultural and cultural heritage sector to take part in a series of meetings with the European Commission; and
  2. to create a database of cultural and cultural heritage sector organisations who would like to be kept informed about the Year’s activities, at European and national levels.

Who can apply?

This call is open to organisations working in the field of cultural heritage and culture more broadly, who would like to play a role in the Year and are willing to share their expertise and ideas in a dialogue with the European Commission.  Applicants must be based in one of the 28 EU Member States. Participants will be selected according to the following selection criteria:

  • Content and breath of work programmes your organisation has completed/is carrying out on cultural heritage
  • Your organisation’s experience of cultural heritage representation and outreach at European level
  • Your vision for the Year and the actions your organisation plans to implement, if any*.

Practical Information

Voices of Culture and Heritage will encompass six physical meetings in Brussels (maximum three in 2017 and up to three in 2018), comprising one day each. It is expected that in 2017 the group will meet in April, September and end November (all dates to be confirmed). Travel, hotel and food expenses will be covered by the European Commission.

Deadline: 24 February 2017

Apply here

La culture dans les relations extérieures de l’UE

Une nouvelle stratégie pour placer la culture au cœur des relations internationales de l’UE

Le 8 juin, la Commission européenne et la Haute Représentante de l’Union pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité, Federica Mogherini, ont présenté une nouvelle stratégie pour pour les relations culturelles extérieures de l’Union européenne.

Il s’agit de mieux ancrer la culture dans les relations extérieures avec trois grands objectifs:

  • la culture comme moteur du développement social et économique
  • le dialogue interculturel et l’importance de la culture pour la paix
  • renforcer la coopération dans le domaine du patrimoine culturel