University of Rijeka, Faculty of Civil Engineering (Radmile Matejčić 3) // May 30-31, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019Room 003
08:00 - 10:00Registration
10:00Opening of the conference
SESSION: The Role of Cultural Policies in Fostering International Cultural Cooperation
Consideration of new cultural policies embraces the developmental role of culture, exchange of development experiences and research of cultural changes, all of which constitute international cultural relations and promote overall development processes. Intercultural communication needs to be considered as a basic resource for development and a common value of our planet.An interdisciplinary/cross-sectoral approach (e.g. connecting culture, education, science and technology, as well as culture, health and urban policy) is a possible prerequisite for implementation of cultural policies within international relations.The role of civil society organizations in shaping democratically-founded cultural and other public policies and in international relations is becoming clearly visible. Culturally sustainable development demands innovative initiatives in the institutional and non-institutional spheres of culture, collaboration and partnerships with other sectors, designing cooperation in a global framework.Cultural policies of cities (intercultural cities, digital cities, creative cities) make them (cities) important actors in international relations and open up new spaces for partnerships, but also highlight the need to reform/transform cultural policies of cities.International mobility and exchange of artists and other cultural workers are crucial in spreading new ways of communication and long-term international cultural cooperation. Mobility brings new ideas, knowledge, skills and cultural practices that enrich every community.
(Biserka Cvjetičanin and Vjeran Katunarić)

Moderator: Jean-Pierre DERU, Association Marcel Hicter for Cultural Democracy (Belgium)
10:30Traditional and New Affinities: A Comparison of Cultural and Economic Relations of the EU Countries
Speaker: Vjeran KATUNARIĆ, University of Zadar / Centre for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo (Croatia)
10:45Creating Cultural Relation Policies from Local to World Level
Speaker: Jean-Pierre SAEZ, Observatory of Cultural Policies (France)
11:00The Soft Approach Through Cultural Policies
Speaker: Nada ŠVOB-ĐOKIĆ, Institute for Development and International Relations / Culturelink (Croatia)
11:15Cultural Policy in a So-called Populist Era
Speaker: Joost SMIERS, Utrecht School of the Arts (Netherlands)
11:30DISCUSSION: The Role of Cultural Policies in Fostering International Cultural Cooperation
SESSION: Culture-Powered City Diplomacy: The Role of Large-Scale Events
Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020 is a major event which provides an excellent opportunity to analyse all the potentialities and impact of such an event on international cultural cooperation. Of course, in order to have elements of comparison, we can focus on similar cases such as previous European Capital of Culture until 1985, but more generally on any city involved in a great cultural event: international festival, contemporary art biennale for instance or city hosting the Olympic Games. Obviously, these cities strengthen their international cultural cooperation. First, it is a real challenge of cooperation with the other political players from near and far away. The opening to the outside world, European construction, globalization, create new opportunities and constraints. As well, interrogations about the specific assignation to culture, the effects on culture and longevity of international cultural cooperation will be for us fields of exploration and topics of discussion.
(Françoise Taliano-des Garets)

Moderator: Irena KREGAR ŠEGOTA, Rijeka 2020 (Croatia)
12:30In What Extent Does a Major Urban Cultural Event Reinforce International Cultural Cooperation?
Speaker: Françoise TALIANO-DES GARETS, Sciences Po Bordeaux (France)
12:45Science in the city! Connecting cultural communities through scientific events
Speaker: Wieger Bakker, Utrecht University, School of Governance (Netherlands)
13:00ROUND TABLE: Culture-Powered City Diplomacy: The Role of Large-Scale Events

With participation:
Vojko OBERSNEL, City of Rijeka (Croatia)
Mato FRANKOVIĆ, City of Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Paul DUJARDIN, BOZAR (Belgium)
Rytis ZEMKAUSKAS, Kaunas 2022 (Lithuania)
Mateja DEMŠIĆ, City of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
SESSION: Cultural Networks - The Expression of Cultural Change in International Relations
Cultural networks strongly promote trans-cultural cooperation: they leave their mark on the overall international relations by encouraging interactions through which cultures express their particularities, diversity and tolerance of other cultures. They introduce new ideas and work methods into international relations based on the lack of institutional or other strictly-defined structures. With their flexible formats and horizontal approach, networks open up the process of transforming cultural policies. To what extent is the path from networking of cultures to networked cultures realized? To what extent are new ways of dialogue, exchange of experiences from different cultures and different forms of participation emerging? What are cultural actors accomplishing in this regard?How can the role of networks in EU’s international cooperation be reasserted?
(Biserka Cvjetičanin and Vjeran Katunarić)

Moderator: Lupwishi MBUYAMBA, Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (Mozambique)
15:00Cultural Networks, Important Cooperation Tools, Needing to Evolve
Speaker: Jean-Pierre DERU, Association Marcel Hicter for Cultural Democracy (Belgium)
15:15Cultural Relations of the European Union and North Africa
Speaker: Mercedes GIOVINAZZO, InterArts (Spain)
15:30The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: A Long Rocky Road
Speaker: Anne-Marie AUTISSIER,Paris VIII - University, CRESPPA (France)
15:45Networks as Contemporary Diasporas Revisited (2009-2019): New Scenarios and Challenges
Speaker: Cristina Farinha, University of Porto (Portugal)
16:00Reflections from the oldest cultural relations organisation in the world: 85 years building friendly knowledge and understanding in changing societies
Speaker: Rachel LAUNAY, British Council (Germany)
16:15EU International Cultural Relations Today: Towards an Inclusive Implementation of the New Strategic Approach on a Global Scale
Speaker: Gitte ZSCHOCH, EUNIC Global (Belgium)
16:30Networks, a Cross-Cutting Approach of Culture in the Frame of International Cultural Relations
Speaker: Laetitia BRION, LIKE - European Cities and Regions for Culture (France)
16:45DISCUSSION: Cultural Networks - The Expression of Cultural Change in International Relations
20:00Networking and Welcome Drink
RiHub, Ivana Grohovca 1a
Friday, May 31, 2019Room 003
SESSION: The Future of Enhanced International Cultural Cooperation Between Europe and Africa
Many policy makers on all levels have already started to engage for enhanced city-to-city cultural exchange between the European and the African continents. Main policy makers like the EUROPEAN COMMISSION and UNESCO have taken important steps forward in the framework of the internationalisation of the European Capital of Culture initiative as well as for the further involvement of African cities in global creative networks. Networks like the UCLG- United Cities and Local Governments provide platforms for global debate – including on state-of-the art cultural policy making in cities considering the Sustainable Development Goals. Important cultural institutions globalise further and engage for city development. This panel discussion focusses on the future of intercontinental exchange between the European Union and Africa. Which vision(s) could guide a new quality of cultural cooperation between cities (and other stakeholders) from both continents? What are persisting obstacles and are the tools available to overcome them? Who must move to make much broader cultural and artistic exchange between Africa and the European Union feasible?
(Panel Discussion and Workshop of the EUROPEAN COMMISSION designed by Sylvia Amann)

Moderator: Sylvia AMANN, Member of the European Capital of Culture Expert Panel of the European Commission
*session is supported and organised by the European Commission
09:00ROUND TABLE: The Future of Enhanced International Cultural Cooperation Between Europe and Africa

H.E. Smiljana Knez, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia to the Republic of Croatia
Lupwishi MBUYAMBA, Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (Mozambique)
Ismail MAHOMED, Market Theatre Foundation (Republic of South Africa)
Sylvain PASQUA, European Commission (Belgium)
Jan GOOSSENS, Festival de Marseille (France)
Irena KREGAR ŠEGOTA, Rijeka 2020 (Croatia)
11:00WORKSHOP: African-EU Cultural Cooperation in Practice – A Forum for European Capitals of Culture and African Cities
Room 309
SESSION: Croatia in International Cultural Cooperation
Croatia is predominantly oriented towards cultural cooperation with other EU member states (about 60%). At a time when the EU becomes focused on strategic partners on other continents and its eastern and southern neighbors (European Neighborhood Policy) in international cultural relations, the question arises whether Croatia can or wants to follow the EU in the non-European international cultural relations? Does Croatia show an interest in other cultures and where is it most clearly manifested (for example in translation and publishing, in the audiovisual industry, in music, etc.)?Is international cultural cooperation in the Mediterranean, confronted today with migrant and refugee crises/tragedies, of particular interest for Croatia as a Mediterranean country? Does Croatia have an interest in becoming involved in multilateral projects with countries on northern, eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean? Can Croatia contribute to Mediterranean projects that open the way for Mediterranean multicultural dialogue and cooperation?
(Biserka Cvjetičanin and Vjeran Katunarić)

Moderator: Vjeran KATUNARIĆ, University of Zadar / Centre for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo (Croatia)
11:00Cultural Policies - Similarities and Differences Between the French and Croatian Management Models
Speaker: Nansi IVANIŠEVIĆ, Prokultura - Observatory of Cultural Policies-Split (Croatia)
11:15Aesthetics of the City: Artistic Practices in the Development of Local Democracy
Speaker: Goran SUNAJKO, Centre for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo / University of Zagreb (Croatia)
11:30Croatia's International Cultural Relations: Cooperation Opportunities with ASEF, Anna Lindh and EU-LAC Foundations
Speaker: Aleksandra UZELAC, Institute for Development and International Relations (Croatia)
11:45Europe's Contribution to the Cultures of the World
Speaker: Radovan LORKOVIĆ, violinist (Switzerland)
12:00EU's External Cultural Relations and The Role of Foreign Cultural Institutes in Croatia
Biserka CVJETIČANIN, Institute for Development and International Relations / Culturelink / Centre for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo (Croatia)
Barbara LOVRINIĆ, Institute for Development and International Relations (Croatia)
12:15DISCUSSION: Croatia in International Cultural Cooperation
13:00ROUND TABLE: Sustainable models of cultural collaboration in Southeastern Europe
This round table will address present European and regional trends in fostering regional collaboration and outline perspectives for development of a long-term, sustainable model of transnational institutional support for cooperation of civil society in the field of culture in the region. The program will provide insights into the current state of affairs in development of cooperation between cultural civil society actors in the region, as well as an insight into the current position and actions taken from the point of funding institutions toward support and development of collaboration in the region.  Key challenges and necessary steps to be taken for further development of regional cooperation will be discussed. This panel should contribute toward an active dialog between cultural organisations from the region, funding institutions and decision making bodies in shaping the adequate model of sustainable support of regional collaboration in the future.
(Milica Pekić)

Moderator: Sanja BOJANIĆ, Academy of Applied Arts, University of Rijeka (Croatia)

Ares SHPORTA, Kooperativa - Regional platform for Culture (Kosovo)
Milica PEKIĆ, KIOSK (Serbia)
Davor MIŠKOVIĆ, Drugo more (Croatia)
Andre WILKENS, European Cultural Foundation (Belgium)
Davor BUINJAC, City of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
15:00Cultural Diplomacy or Cultural Relations: Which One and for Whose Agenda?
Speaker: Yudhishthir Raj ISAR, European University Institute / Aga Khan Trust for Culture
15:20'Hostpitality': The Question of Language in the Establishment of Cultural Dialogues Between Two Flanks of Europe
Speaker: Aidan O'Malley, University of Rijeka
15:35ROUND TABLE: Cultural Diplomacy: Strengthening External Relations in a Globalised World
Cultural diplomacy plays an important role in resolving issues related to migration, sustainable development, conflict prevention, peacemaking/peace-keeping and in other areas. Cultural diplomacy practices and main concepts in the EU's global, geopolitical and strategic approaches to third countries will be examined.Is it possible to distinguish between the concept of external cultural relations and cultural diplomacy? In what way does the soft power approach function in an international cultural context? Do small EU Member States have the potential to apply the soft power approach? To what extent does cultural diplomacy create practical synergy between public-private partnerships, national ministries of culture, artists, and cultural networks?
(Biserka Cvjetičanin and Vjeran Katunarić)

Moderator: Diego MARANI, European External Action Service

H.E. Hrvoje MARUŠIĆ, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia to the Kingdom of Norway
H.E. Philippe MEUNIER, Embassy of the French Republic to the Republic of Croatia
H.E. Olive HEMPENSTALL, Embassy of the Republic of Ireland to the Republic of Croatia
Christian Grotnes HALVORSEN, Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway to the Republic of Croatia
H.E Hendrik Jan Voskamp, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands to the Republic of Croatia
16:40Closing remarks
Speaker: Snježana Prijić Samaržija, University of Rijeka