Europa Direkt Intercult höll workshop på Södra Latin om ”EU i Södermalm”

Asylpolitik, miljö-, och klimatfrågor och en jämlik representation av alla länder inom EU – viktigaste Europafrågorna för eleverna i årskurs tre på Södra Latin. Vad tycker du?

Eleverna ska medverka i ”Södermalms medborgardialog” den 11 oktober där dom kommer att ställa sin fråga till dom inbjudna politikerna. Syftet med workshopen var att uppmärksamma eleverna på EU i deras vardag och uppmuntra till ett aktivt deltagande. Vi återvände till kontoret med flera post-it lappar fulla med intressanta tankar, frågor och idéer. Det ska bli intressant att se vilket tema eleverna slutligen bestämmer sig för att prata om under medborgardialogen!

En fest för språken

I samband med den Europeiska språkdagen som firas den 26 September anordnade EUNIC Aten en flerspråkig fest. Evenemanget ägde rum på ett av Atens mest centrala torg. Genom musik, sagor, dans, teater och lekar fick besökarna bekanta sig med 14 olika europeiska språk. Angelika och Sofia från Svenska Institutet informerade om Sverige och det svenska språket. Att lära sig svenska har blivit alltmer populärt i Grekland den senaste tiden då många greker beslutar sig föra att resa till Sverige för att jobba eller studera.

CORNERS – Xpedition Basque – Culture for Coexistence 6–18 october 2013

Since its inception the Basque Country has been a territory with an ancient and mysterious demographic origin wich has led to a land rich in its entirety.A country with a long history, with its own language, minorized and legendary, that has provided a genuine culture and personality to the land. Power struggles and internal and external political differences over the years have caused too much suffering to this country, situated between Spain and France. With the ceasefire of ETA, today this land is living a new situation that let us face the challenges of a future of coexistence with enthusiasm.

We will base our expedition in three main points. First, we will meet the social context of the post Basque conflict, how the Basque citizens look to the future with open wounds from years of political violence and political struggles. We will know closer how assimilates this situation the Basque citizen, both the one who just has been an observer as the principal actor, sometimes involuntary, of the conflict.

Second and through meetings with artists and creatives , we will approach to the “Euskara”, one of the oldest active languages that exists today. We will see how this culture with its minorized language deals with the future in an increasingly globalized world. We will show the strategies held to unify the use and ensure the survival of this language.

Finally, we will share the strength and the spirit of an organized civil society. We will meet some of the many social movements and we will witness the strength and the organization of the Basque social activism, so necessary to endure and enrich the basque culture and face the new challenges of a globalized world we are living in…

In order to live all these experiences and share the whole wealth of the Basque culture, we will visit both sides of the country, the north part and the south part.

Follow the Xpedition on the CORNERS-blog

Culture for Waterfronts project outcomes – film and handbook

Culture for Waterfronts Learning Partnership, as a framework for European and international intercultural dialogue, gathered organisations with a shared interest in the impact of culture on their rivers/waterfronts.

Culture provides many tools for bringing people together – city inhabitants, city planners, city authorities, media, businesses – and engaging them in the debate about the conditions and future of European cities. The Partnership was intended to identify and strengthen the impact of culture on diverse aspects of waterfront regeneration e.g. volunteering/civil society involvement, public space/city planning, environment, sustainable development and governance. The project focused on local needs and conditions while also making the point that the broader European dimension is an added value for all local initiatives.

The Grundtvig Programme grant allowed 7 members of the River//Cities Platform to organise structured seminars for face-to-face meetings with themes, presentations and discussions that were held in each partner city. Each seminar was devoted to the specific aspect of impact of culture on: citizenship (Belgium, Sweden), economy and tourism development (Portugal), governance policies (Austria), public space (Italy), the policy of sustainable development and waterfront regeneration (Poland, Greece). Each seminar had a similar structure combining presentations of case studies with practice. Open meetings with local authorities, institutions, organisations and artists were organised in each city to allow participants to identify and develop the potential of culture as a resource for local communities and the cities themselves and disseminate international experience on a local level. Through the Culture for Waterfronts project good practices were identified, possibilities and models of cooperation explored. Project outcomes are a website, handbook with case studies and reflections, as well as a short film.

For more information, visit River//Cities website

The learning partnership

Culture For Waterfronts is a learning partnership that brings together seven European organisations from culture, politics and governance, who develop a pool of expertise and best cases on the use of culture in urban waterfront development.

The River//Cities Platform initiated this learning partnership together with the platform’s member organisations. The River//Cities Platform is a partnership between cultural, environmental and political initiatives which work in their cities to interact with and develop their rivers or waterfronts as cultural spaces.

Why?

Waterfronts are some of the most valuable urban properties that exists. These post-industrial places offer unique central areas where cities can grow. What do we do with this prime territory, and for whom do we do it? Do we want motorways or allow our citizens to be in direct touch with the water? Do all our citizens need expensive hotels and office buildings?

Questions of democracy and participation are raised when politicians decide who to involve in re-designing the urban landscape. It is an important urban, public and democratic challenge that Culture for Waterfronts wants to contribute to by bringing forwards the role of culture in developing waterfronts. The use of culture can facilitate social inclusion, increased civic engagement, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as contribute with intrinsic values of art and culture.
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Activities

Seven expert and practitioner meetings will develop a pool of expertise around a number of case studies and recommendations on the role of culture in the development of urban waterfronts, to be shared in a publication at the end of the project.

Vienna meeting June 2013

– The meeting was organized from 20th to 22nd of June 2013.

Corfu meeting May 2013

-The meeting was organized on Corfu 16th and 17th of May 2013.

Watch the Corfu meeting video:

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Stockholm meeting March 2013

– Theme: The impact of culture on citizenship: the role of culture in developing a sustainable European society” (Swedish link: www.intercult.se/culture-for-waterfronts-i-stockholm-21-22-mars), Stockholm Meeting programme (pdf) On March 21 a seminar/workshop was held on Cultural-Planning. Read the Seminar Summary Report.

Watch the Stockholm meeting video:


Ostend meeting September 2012

– Theme: The impact of culture on citizenship: digital and multimedia skills triggering community sense

Piemonte meeting June 2012

– Theme: The impact of culture on public space: social impact and outcomes of open-air activities and revaluation of urban territories.

Lisbon meeting March 2012

– Theme: The impact of Culture on tourism and economic development

Warsaw meeting November 2011

– Theme: The impact of culture on water regeneration

Södermalms Meborgardialog – Vilket Europa vill du leva i?

Söder talar och lokalpolitikerna lyssnar. Vilka frågor är viktigast för dig? Matfusket? Arbetslösheten? Den ekonomiska krisen? Hur tar vi hand om våra utsatta? Vad gör EU för miljön? Eller hur mycket inflytande vi har som EU-medborgare?

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TID: 13:00-15:00
PLATS: Medborgarplatsens Bibliotek
ÖVRIGT: Ingen föranmälan krävs, men tacka gärna ja på Facebook-eventet

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Den 11 oktober på Medborgarplatsens bibliotek anordnar Europa Direkt Intercult tillsammans med Stadsbiblioteket och Polska institutet Södermalms Medborgardialog – en dag då du som bosatt eller verksam på Södermalm har möjlighet att uttrycka dina åsikter i Europafrågor.

I samband med Europaåret för medborgarna 2013 har det på flera håll i Sverige och Europa anordnats medborgardialoger där EU-medborgare får göra sin röst hörd i EU-frågor. Nu är det Södermalms tur: De frågor som ställs kommer att överlämnas till EU:s vice ordförande Viviane Reding och EU-minister Birgitta Ohlsson på den nationella medborgardialogen på Stadshuset den 15 oktober.

Hela veckan pågår dessutom en bokutställning om samtida europeisk litteratur och en ljudinstallation om Slussen.

Medborgarlådan

Säg din mening eller ställ din fråga redan idag! På Facebook eller i medborgarlådan på biblioteket. Håll utkik! Medborgarlådan kommer att dyka upp på olika platser på Söder veckorna innan evenemanget. facebook.com/europadirektintercult #södersmedborgare info@intercult.se

Program

SÖDERMALM I EUROPA
Europaparlamentets infokontor berättar

SÖDER TALAR!
Publiken och tre Söderprofiler berättar om vilket Europa de vill ha.

POLITIKERNA SVARAR!
6 lokalpolitiker debatterar medborgarnas frågor. Du bestämmer vem som övertygar.

VAD TYCKER DU?
Ta ställning och tryck på röstknappen!

Hela veckan:
Samtida röster – en bokutställning om Europa

Lyssna på ljud från Slussen – konstinstallationen SlussenProject, “Arkivering av det efemära” avJacek Smolicki

Medverkande Södermalmspolitiker

Arba Kokalari (M)

Jenny Sonesson (Fp)

Fredrik Lindstål (C)

Marianne Eriksson (V)

Magnus Nilsson (S)

Jakop Dalunde (Mp)

Kulturjournalistens guide till finansiering

En guide till finansieringsmöjligheter för kulturjournalister i Europa finns nu online! Ett verktyg för att hitta finansiering till projekt med resor och rörlighet. Det är också ett konkret sätt att uppmuntra interkulturella utbyten och förstärka professionaliseringen av kulturarbetare. Guiden är sammanställd av EU-projektet Unpack the Arts på uppdrag av On the move (OTM). Guide to Funding…

EU:s kulturkommissionär Androulla Vassiliou till Bokmässan i Göteborg

Androulla Vassiliou medverkar på ingivningen av Bokmässan i Göteborg då hon ska presentera pristagarna till årets European Union Prize for Literature. Även den svenska kommissionären Cecilia Malmström medverkar i flera programpunkter, bland annat i en debatt om hur Sverige kan bli bättre på att stoppa människohandel.
Bokmässan äger rum 26-29 September på Svenska Mässan i Göteborg. I år står Rumäniens kultur och litteratur i fokus.
Bok och biblioteksmässan 2013

Culture Action Europe Public Conference 4-5 October 2013, Rome

‘It’s not just a crisis, it is a transition!’

Culture Action Europe (CAE) announces an innovative two-day international conference about the vital role of cultural capacities in building a way out of the deadlock that threatens Europe, its people and democracy. Placed in space and time to maximize its impact on the agenda for the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union that will begin in July 2014, the conference conversations, debates and short lectures will involve leading personalities in the European scene of decision-making, cultural organisations, academia and civil society. For more information and to register, please visit the conference website