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15 April 2013 to 19 April 2013
in Nairobi (Kenya)
Organised byUN Habitat and Directorate General for Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid) Unit B4

The objective of Art & Architecture at Work at the 24th UN Habitat Governing
Council Meeting [1] is to promote the role of art and architecture at the
service of inclusive and sustainable urban development in African cities.

Bottom-up initiatives, participatory approaches, and community involvement
are increasingly valued in urban planning. Artists and architects together
bring significant input to the process. Through the investment of public
spaces, public art, and public architecture, they can engage civil society
towards cultural ownership of the city and steer urban growth towards
sustainable and inclusive patterns, alongside state-driven initiatives. 

Art & Architecture at Work presents recent best practices in Africa, as
models to be encouraged as part of the urban planning processes.


2 April 2009 to 3 April 2009
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Commission - DG DEVCO

The Colloquium was attended by over 800 people from 65 ACP and EU countries,
including high-level policy makers, artists and professionals, senior
officials, MEPs and representatives of European civil society and the media.
The initial reactions of participants indicated that, at the professional
level, many of the participants have initiated contacts and even joint
projects and, at the political level, the potential of culture for
development has been seized and several decision makers in ACP countries have
already declared their intention to intensify their work on cultural

From26 November 2013
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Commission in cooperation with BOZAR and UN-Habitat

*A 2013 European Development Days Discussion Panel*

Link to event on European Development Days 2013 website: [1]

The World Bank has described urbanization as ‘the defining phenomenon of
the 21st century’. 90% of urban growth is happening in the developing world
and over 50% of urban dwellers are youth. Two billion new urban inhabitants
are expected in the next 20 years.

In the face of such an evolution and the potential risk of alienation of a
growing number of urban populations, new models for viable, diverse,
peaceful, creative and vibrant cities are needed in the developing world.



From30 April 2014
in Amman (Jordan)
Organised byMed Culture

Participation to this event is upon invitation.

This roundtable comes as part of the consultations that Med Culture is
conducting in the Mediterranean partner countries benefitting from the
programme’s support to enhance cultural policies and relevant institutional
structures. The purpose of these meetings is to involve diverse stakeholders
in both public & private sectors in the identification of priority areas in
terms of policy development by assessing the needs, challenges and capacities
in the Culture & creative sectors. The input of the participants shall feed
the design and implementation of corresponding action plans.

From24 April 2014
in 1040 Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byFlemish UNESCO Commission and Wikimedia

On the occasion of the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, the Flemish Commission for UNESCO and Wikimedia

cordially invite you to the expert seminar on:


From12 June 2014
in 75352 Paris 07 SP (France)
Organised byUNESCO-UNU

An international conference on the safeguarding of cultural heritage during
armed conflict will be held at UNESCO on 12 June (Room 11). The event is
organized by UNESCO and the United Nations University (UNU), and marks the
60th anniversary of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural
Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. [1]


From1 October 2015
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEP, EC and UNESCO

*O*n Thursday 1 October, the European Parliament, European Commission and
UNESCOwill examine the legal status of underwater cultural heritage, review
recent technological achievements, and suggest new steps for realising the
potential of underwater cultural heritage.

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

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.


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;/

- 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,

- 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

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


·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...

26 June 2014 to 28 June 2014
in Bruges (Belgium)
Organised byUNESCO

Paris, 20 June—A scientific conference on underwater cultural heritage of
the First World War will take place in Bruges (Belgium) from 26 to 28 June.
The conference, organized by UNESCO with the support of the Government of
Flanders, will be followed by commemorative events. These initiatives aim to
highlight the historical and scientific importance of this particular

4 February 2016 to 5 February 2016
in (Netherlands)
Organised byPrince Claus Fund (upon invitation only)

There are critical trends that are reshaping the role of culture and the
availability of funding opportunities. The times call for the identification
of priorities, new funding schemes, and collaborations between like-minded
organizations working in the field of culture and development.