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August

First Night, First Experience: KlaraFestival31.08.2009

First Night, First Experience: KlaraFestival

Bien que le concept des concerts dans les lieux publics ne date pas d’hier, la First Night 2009 eut un goût prononcé de première fois. Car si une partie de l’audience découvrait l’événement, il s’agissait également d’un « baptême...more >
Virtual platform for creative talent in Limburg27.08.2009

Virtual platform for creative talent in Limburg

The aim of the virtual platform is to give creative people in Limburg a platform, a voice that represents the new generation of talented artists and designers. ‘We all know what politicians and the establishment think. We want...more >
KlaraFestival 2009 - Innovation and creativity through music26.08.2009

KlaraFestival 2009 - Innovation and creativity through music

The European Year of Creativity and Innovation teams up with KlaraFestival 2009, one of the most creative Festivals in Brussels and beyond. Classical, jazz and traditional music will come to you in ways and places where you have...more >
EU wants media literacy to be taught in school26.08.2009

EU wants media literacy to be taught in school

The European Commission is pushing member states to include media education in their compulsory curricula to help EU citizens become more active users of new media and increase their awareness of potential risks, such as privacy...more >
'Whole-brained’ education crucial for creativity24.08.2009

'Whole-brained’ education crucial for creativity

Breaking down barriers between arts and sciences is essential if Europe is to produce inventive graduates, according to Damini Kumar, lecturer at the National University of Ireland and Ambassador of the European Year of...more >
The Knowledge Triangle Shaping the Future of Europe20.08.2009

The Knowledge Triangle Shaping the Future of Europe

The importance of a well-functioning knowledge triangle in the form of interaction between education, research and innovation will be underlined in a conference organised by the Swedish Presidency in Göteborg on 31 August–2...more >
Creativity and development: 18.08.2009

Creativity and development: "the contribution of culture to local and regional development"

Supported by EU cohesion policy, culture-based initiatives appear to be making contributions to local and regional development that are often surprisingly effective in both economic and social terms, but the real nature and...more >
Study on the impact of culture on creativity13.08.2009

Study on the impact of culture on creativity

The study 'The impact of culture on creativity', released by the European Commission, explores the still largely underestimated links between culture, cultural diversity, creativity and – more largely – social, scientific and...more >
OPEN DAYS 2009 - Time to register11.08.2009

OPEN DAYS 2009 - Time to register

This is now the seventh time that the Committee of the Regions presents, together with the European Commission and around 250 other partners, what has become the annual landmark event for Europe’s regions and cities. The...more >
Summer Festivals invite to explore emerging artists and new works06.08.2009

Summer Festivals invite to explore emerging artists and new works

Festivals are platforms for the creation of new works. They explore cross-disciplinary, interactive approaches and programme in non-traditional venues. One of the commitments defined in the FestLab for Creativity and Innovation...more >
Prejudice - also a barrier for developing creativity and innovation?06.08.2009

Prejudice - also a barrier for developing creativity and innovation?

From the practices of their institutions to the prejudices of their research directors, a whole range of obstacles exist to slow down women’s scientific careers.more >
Digital development – increasing opportunities for children and young people05.08.2009

Digital development – increasing opportunities for children and young people

Today’s young people are not merely passive consumers but co-creators of the new culture and media landscape. This was the clear message at Wednesday's opening of the conference: ‘Promoting a creative generation - children and...more >
Göteborg Conference important launch pad ahead of autumn05.08.2009

Göteborg Conference important launch pad ahead of autumn

The conference in Göteborg on 29-30 July concluded with a panel discussion on the theme: ‘Promoting a creative generation – does the EU have a role to play?’ and a speech by Henrik Selin, Counsellor for Cultural Affairs at the...more >
Fabulous vista at the TGV station in Liège03.08.2009

Fabulous vista at the TGV station in Liège

Our conference programme includes a visit to the TGV station in Liège, where we'll peer through a window to the world beyond. Can design save the world? is the title of our best practice on Thursday 15 October. And the answer is:...more >