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Rhys Williams posted Information 23 September 2015

The original article, with accompanying video interviews and podcasts, can be found online here at ECDPM's Talking Points.

20
Feb
From
20 February 2014 to 21 February 2014
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byDEVCO Unit B4

*A Joint Initiative*

The first half day (20 February 2014 afternoon) is part of programme set for
the* Forum on Human Rights and Child Rights* organized by Unit B1 for EU
Delegations (18-21 February 2014) *with participation of both audiences/ more
than a hundred and twenty participants *(subscribers to this seminar and
subscribers to the Forum).The location will be at the Human Rights Forum
premises: *Management Centre Europe (MCE**)*, Rue de l'Aqueduc 118, 1050
Ixelles.

The next day, 21 February, will be located in another venue (*Rue Joseph II
54, Room 00 Pilar Juarez Boal*) and concentrate on other aspects of human
development. Audience will be limited to syslog subscribers to this seminar.

*Language:*English & French

Support to the seminar: English and French

Reference document: Study Report conducted by AETS [1]

*Target Audience*

This seminar targets geographical coordinators, thematic experts, heads of
operations and personnel managing and implementing programmes with potential
to include cultural operators or/and integrate a cultural component, in
particular in the domains ofhuman rights, governance and democracy;
strengthening the rule of law, support to civil society, economic
development, SME’s promotion, job creation by reinforcing cultural and
creative industries and heritage sectors.

*Objectives*

The one and a half day aim to provide participants with:

- findings of the study conducted by AETS (Framework Contract
[2]2011/281035/1): /Study on projects using cultural expressions as a lever
for employment, human rights, democracy and other human development areas;/
[3]

- stakeholders’ presentation of best practice EU funded projects using
culture at the service of overarching development goals in: 1) human rights
and democracy; 2) growth and social inclusion; 3) other priorities such as
health, education, gender, social inclusion, rural development, migration,
etc.

- guidelines for the integration of a cultural dimension in future programmes
within the framework given by the /Agenda for Change;/

-tools to communicate and cooperate with local authorities and technical and
financial partners in the elaboration of cooperation programmes integrating
cultural sectors of activity and cultural expressions;

- update on EU programmes’ perspectives for 2014-2020;

- update on cooperation with DG EAC and UNESCO with regards to cultural
cooperation;

- presentation/discussion/outcomes on IiP Culture, ACP Culture Plus and
ENPI’ Culture and Media’ calls for proposals.

*Methodology*

·Study framework and outputs,

·Reference to field projects and best practices,

·Exchange of practical experiences,

·Proposal and discussion of operational implementation modalities.

*Expected Results*

·The study findings and recommendations are taken on board,

·Knowledge on the contribution of cultural expressions and cultural
operators to EU external cooperation priorities is consolidated,

·Participants acquire sufficient tools and know-how to integrate cultural
sectors of activity in their future cooperation programmes.

[1] http://capacity4more.acc/culture-and-development-international-cooperati...
[2] http://capacity4more.acc/culture-and-development-international-cooperati...
[3] http://capacity4more.acc/culture-and-development-international-cooperati...