Observer at the European Forum for Intercultural Europe

Dr. Diane Dodd from ARTidea attended, as an observer, the meeting entitled ‘Participation and Citizenship: can cultural institutions in Europe lead the way? Should they?’ organised by the Platform for Intercultural Europe, 5-6 June 2012, in Brussels.

The meeting looked at problems related to diversity and solutions needed to bring about intercultural change.

The project was funded with support from the European Commission and Vladimir Šucha, Director for Culture and Education responded to the recommendations suggested by the group at the close of the two day meeting.

Mr. Šucha who announced his impending departure from DG EAC, gave an impassioned speech that called for more thought provoking and critical cultural projects.  He said the sector is desperately lacking innovation and creativity that could be shaped through more co-creative works that push the boundaries.

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