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European Economic and Social Committee
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Meeting room JDE 51
99 rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels

9.30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.    Opening remarks

  • Silvia Costa, Member of the European Parliament, Own initiative report co-rapporteur for 2016/2240(INI) Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations (tbc)
  • Elmar Brok, Member of the European Parliament, Own initiative report co-rapporteur for 2016/2240(INI) Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations (tbc)
  • Luca Jahier, President Group III, rapporteur on REX/480 Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations

10.00 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.    SESSION I - "The role of institutions in international cultural relations"

Chair: Carlos Manuel Trindade President of the REX/480 Study Group

Speakers:

  • Kathrin Merkle, Head of the Cultural Policy, Diversity and Dialogue Division Directorate of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage, DG IV, Council of Europe (tbc)
  • Paolo Fontani, Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels and UNESCO Representative to the European Institution, UNESCO (tbc)
  • Andrew Murray, Director of EUNIC, the European Union National Institutes for Culture
  • Jordi Pascual, Head of Culture, Agenda 21 for culture (tbc)

 Debate

11.15 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.    Coffee break

11.30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.     SESSION II – "Perspectives from civil society in international cultural relations"

Chair: Ferdinand Maier, member of REX/480 Study Group

Speakers:

  • Mercedes Giovinazzo, Director of Interarts (tbc)
  • Frédéric Jacquemin, General Director of Africalia  (tbc)
  • Angie Cotte, Secretary General of the Robert Cimetta Fund, member of Culture Action Europe's Executive Committee (tbc)
  • Carlos Manuel Trindade President of the REX/480 Study Group

Debate

12.45 p.m. – 1 p.m.    Summary of discussions and closing remarks by Luca Jahier