Eighth INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
UNIVERSITY NETWORK of the EUROPEAN CAPITALS of CULTURE
CULTURE AND GROWTH –
MAGICAL COMPANIONS OR MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE COUNTERPARTS?
23-24 October 2014
European Capital of Culture 2014
Call for Papers can be found here
Abstract submission deadline: 15 July 2014
V. UNeECC Forum,
Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture has been published.
The proceedings are available on the website in a pdf format.
UNeECC Forum ISSN number (online) = ISSN 2069 – 8704
To download V. UNeECC Forum please click here (cover) and here (text).
To download IV. UNeECC Forum please click here (cover) and here (text).
To download III. UNeECC Forum please click here (cover) and here (text).
To download II. UNeECC Forum please click here (cover) and here (text).
To download I. UNeECC Forum please click here (cover) and here (text).
Call for registration:
3rd Transatlantic Dialogue
‘Connecting through Culture’ - A Vision for Global Citizenship
The focus of this conference is to examine the critical role of general culture / liberal education for developing students & teachers who think broadly, who recognize and respect cultural diversity and heritage and whose devoted human engagement serves as a conduit to personal authenticity and innovation. Our goal is to dig deeply into key questions that help assess the value of embedding culture into higher respectively basic education curricula.
When & where: June, 4th- 6th 2014, Neumünster Abbey, Luxembourg
For further information: http://transatlanticdialogue2014.uni.lu
Board Meeting, College of Europe, Bruges
The Winter Board meeting was kindly hosted by the College of Europe in Bruges on 8th February 2013. Thanks to Angela O’Neill for arranging the event. The new Board members Britta Lundgren (Umea, Sweden) and Livia Illie (Sibiu, Romania) were welcomed.
Key decisions made were:
• The 2013 Annual Conference will be held in Marseilles on 17-18th October 2013. It will be hosted by EHESS and Aix-Marseille Université and the title of the Conference will be ‘Cultural Encounters. The Mosaic of Urban Identities’. The conference focuses on multiculturalism in urban environments and at the same time, it hopes to contribute to the on-going debates on European Citizenship. It will have a truly multi- and interdisciplinary approach. The closing date for the submission of abstracts is 15th April 2013.
• The Winter Board meeting in February 2014 will be held in Riga at the kind invitation of Turiba University www.turiba.lv
• The date and venue for the 2014 conference was agreed as October 22-24th 2014 at the University of Umea in Sweden www.umea.se sometimes known as the University of the Arctic. The provisional title will be ‘Universities and the City Arts Scene.’
• we considered the evaluations received from the Maribor Conference
• we decided to start a new annual UNeECC cultural grant to the value of 1000 Euro to support a high quality cultural event being held by a member university
UNeECC Erasmus Intensive Programme to be launched
‘Cultural Management Policies and Practices for the Creative Use of Cultural Heritage’
Five UNeECC members have been awarded an Erasmus Intensive Programme 2012 grant, funded by the TEMPUS Foundation.
The course aims to present opportunities for participants to gain experience in multinational teamwork ,enabling students and teachers from the 5 universities to learn from each
other and gain new contextual knowledge and diverse perspectives in the field of European Cultural Management Policies and
Practices for the Creative Use of Cultural Heritage. The programme aims to address 3 multidisciplinary themes: -
• Developing & designing experiences for cultural/ creative tourism
• Roles in mapping, defining & building recognition of cultural heritage
• Evaluation of social benefits of cultural heritage projects
In partnership with the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC) the Erasmus IP intends to bring together
- the University of Pécs, Hungary,
- the University of Patras, Greece,
- the Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal,
- Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania and
- FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria.
The project coordinator is the University of Pécs. The title of the programme is: ‘Cultural Management Policies and Practices for the Creative Use of Cultural Heritage’.
The planned study programme intends to bring together approximately 40 students and 10 lecturers representing a wide range of disciplinary fields from 5 countries in partnership with the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC) in late April of 2013.
This is UNeECC’s first collaborative Erasmus Internsive Programme. We would like to congratulate for the main organizer and partners for the successful application!
The University Network of the European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC), an international non-profit ass ociation, was founded in Péécs Hungary in December 2006, by 15 founding members.
The creation of UNeECC originates from the idea that it would be useful for Universities and establishments of Higher Education based in European Capitals of Culture to use this well known and prestigious European institution to stimulate new forms of academic and educational institutional collaboration.
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European Capital of Culture
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The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. A number of European cities have used the City of Culture year to transform completely their cultural base and, in doing so, the way in which they are viewed internationally.