The Ghent congress brought together the authors of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe as well as the Amateo network. At the occasion of their annual assemblies, the opportunity has been seized to join forces with scientific and cultural partners to explore issues around the active cultural participation of different groups of the population in all parts of Europe and related policies, including but not limited to arts education; socio-cultural programmes for different generations and other target groups; integration policies. As well, strategies regarding the collection and interpretation of comparative data were discussed with the aim of facilitating future pan-European research efforts in this domain and of improving the content of the Compendium information system.
On the right side of this webpage, all the reports, papers and presentations can be downloaded.
Since this congress mainly focused on research about active cultural participation, everybody is kindly invited to continue the attention on this topic. If any country wishes to share with us extra information or wishes to be involved in a platform for the preparation of a possible pan-European survey about active cultural participation (to which also can be referred to as "amateur arts"), please don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Following sessions where on the programme:
13.00 – 14.00
Open Board Meeting of ECURES / European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V.
14.00 – 18.00
Annual Compendium conference of experts & editors. Guest Speaker: Sarah Gardner (IFACCA, Sydney)
13.30 – 14.30
Meeting of the Amateo Board
General Meeting of Amateo
17.00 – 18.00
Meeting of the new Board and internal elections
Welcoming drink by the Vice-Mayor Mrs De Regge
Akram Khan Company – Virtual Road
9.00 – 9.15 Opening address
Robert Palmer (Director for Culture, Cultural and National Heritage, Council of Europe)
9.15 – 10.45 Active cultural participation throughout Europe in facts and figures
Under the guidance of Ghent University (John Lievens and Dries Vanherwegen) and SCP (Andries van den Broek).Discussants included Baiba Tjarve (Latvia), Aleksandar Brkic (Serbia) and Susanne Keuchel (Germany)
11.00 - 12.30 How is active cultural participation supported throughout Europe?
A Round Table, chaired by Anna Villarroya (University of Barcelona / Vice-President of ECURES). Discussants included Kaat Peeters (Belgium FL) and Aleksandr Protasevich, Deputy Minister of Culture, Perm Region / Russia
14.00 - 15.30 How can intercultural participation be enhanced?
Statementby Christine Merkel (German UNESCO Commission / Chair of the Culture Committee, Council of Europe)
Introduction to the working methods of “De Vieze Gasten”, a social-artistic organization - visiting the project ‘Brugse Poorten’
16.30 – 17.45 Guided visit to the city museum of Ghent (STAM)
18.30 – 19.30 How to support volunteers in the cultural sector throughout Europe
Keynote speaker:Eva Hambach (Chairperson of the European Network for Volunteers).
9.00 – 11.00 Minorities and artistic practices of the majority
Presentation of the new "Inter-KulturBarometer" in Germany by Susanne Keuchel (ZfKf). An interactive ‘estafette debate’ worked further on this topic. Speakers included Andries van den Broek (Dutch researcher SCP), An Van Dienderen (anthropologist and postdoctoral researcher KASK), Anu Junnonen (Finnish jazz singer), Paola Marquez (Columbian singer) and Ivo Bultheel (intercultural centre ‘De Centrale’, Ghent)
11.30 – 13.00 The effect of generations
The workshop is opened by Ritva Mitchell (CUPORE) and Andreas Wiesand (ERICarts / ZfKf), comparing main results of the joint German / Finnish surveys "Cultural Participation and the 50+ Generation". Discussants were Andries Van den Broek (SCP) and John Lievens (UGent)
This congress was hosted by Forum voor Amateurkunsten and organised with the support of Amateo, the Council of Europe, the Flemish Government and the city of Ghent
Scientific Partners: European Association of Cultural Researchers (ECURES); Finnish Foundation for Cultural Research (CUPORE); Ghent University; Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP); Zentrum für Kulturforschung (ZfKf), Bonn/Berlin
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