The Forum d’Avignon, partner of the great European forum on culture, baptized Forum de Chaillot, Future of Culture, Future of Europe organized by the French Ministry of Culture on the 4th and 5th of April, animated on this occasion the first debate on the theme “Culture: an economic and social asset for Europe”, in which Guillaume de Fondaumière, Xavier Greffe, Saskia Sassen and Kjetil Thorsen participated.
April 2014 : Europe: and if I had to do it all over again, I would start with culture, by LK and OLG (TANK n°8) Committing ourselves to a Europe of culture means proposing an ambition, a project and a resurgence to citizens who doubt and lack some common dreams. Listen to what Ukrainians or millions of visitors shout: Europe is a future through its history, its culture and its values! It is time to realize it. Read the article
06/04/2014 : "Carrefour de l’Europe", RFI: What role for culture? Interview of Laure Kaltenbach by D. Desesquelle
Can we revive Europe through culture? Aurélie Filippetti, the French Minister of Culture, believes in it. The cultural sector represents about 3% of the European GDP and 7 million jobs. While digital technologies become widespread, does Europe have a cultural strategy? Is culture an exception in Europe? Are European artists forgotten in an American-dominated market? Listen to the podcast
SPECIAL REPORT ON EUROPE OF CULTURE!
With 4% of the European GDP and 8,5million employees in Europe (in 2013, according to Toutel'Europe.eu), it’s unlikely that governments and businesses could build the future of Europe without culture! The 2014 Manifesto "Reinventing a creative European urban space", launched by the Catalyse network (Avignon, Essen and Bilbao) underlines the fruitful link between culture, economic growth and social cohesion. By its impact on territorial attractiveness and citizen better living, culture is a strategic necessity for the future of Europe. The Forum d’Avignon wants to replace the culture at the heart of the European political debate.