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The much-debated role of culture in development is highlighted with the launch of a new group on capacity4dev.eu, showcasing thirty-six projects that place culture at the heart of development.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 3 July 2015
Whether helping to foster democracy in the Middle East, teaching adolescents about sexually transmitted diseases in Russia, or denouncing domestic violence in the Solomon Islands, the links between cultural expression and the development agenda are many and varied.
Suhair Muhye Al Deen posted Information 10 July 2014
Group: Medculture

A new EU-funded culture project, “Drama, Diversity and Development” (DDD), is looking to fund outstanding street theatre projects focusing on ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities (including refugees) in the southern Mediterranean partner countries, using street t

Suhair Muhye Al Deen posted Information 2 April 2015
Group: Medculture

Do you have a proposal that will use street theatre to challenge racism and discrimination in your society?

02
Apr
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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
policies.

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.

26
Nov
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:

http://eudevdays.eu/topics/value-culture-and-creativity-urban-development [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.

 

[1] http://eudevdays.eu/topics/value-culture-and-creativity-urban-development

Suhair Muhye Al Deen posted Information 3 March 2015
Group: Medculture

Le chaos qui règne aujourd'hui en Syrie constitue un danger imminent pour le patrimoine culturel du pays. Des mesures concrètes sont prises par les instances internationales pour lutter contre le pillage, la destruction et le trafic illicite.

Suhair Muhye Al Deen posted Information 18 April 2015
Group: Medculture

ENPI CBC Med Programme, funding projects in 14 countries in the Mediterranean basin has published "Mediterranean Stories", a selection of projects on cultural heritage and sustainable tourism.

Chrystelle Lucas created a new WIKI page 15 April 2014
Group: Medculture

Balkan-Arab Exchange Platform –8th – 9th May 2014 - 70 participants from 24 countries

Enlightening hidden passes: the reality of cultural mobilities between Balkans, Europe and the Arab world

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