Archive for septiembre, 2010

On the occasion of the 18th Annual Conference in Brussels of ENCATC (European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres), the ENCATC Policy Group ‘Cultural Observatories and Cultural Information and Knowledge’ will join forces with PEARLE (Performing Arts Employers Association League Europe) in Brussels for a debate about the role of Cultural Observatories in the Future. During the meeting we will present the work carried out during the last months by the Policy analysis Grouping Monitors of Culture, one of the initiatives emerged from the working group and funded by the European Commission under the budget line Policy Grouping.

 One of the main outcomes of Monitors of Culture is the final document of recommendations regarding the Role of Cultural Observatories in the future in Europe. This policy document, that is the outcome of several initiatives (Bolonia Round Table, Bilbao think tank, experts consultation), will be presented during the seminar in order to move towards a Statement of Principles.

 Starting from this document during this Policy Grouping we will present an Overview of Cultural Observatories in Europe together with the National Reflections on the Situation of Cultural Observatories in the countries represented by the participating experts in the Policy Grouping. This first session will be followed by a debate entitled “What should be the principles that organisations might be encouraged to adopt in order to be seen to fulfil the role of a cultural observatory”, from which we would like to draft with your contribution a Statement of Principles that will be very useful for cultural observatories. It will be published in the final publication and we believe it will have an impact on the level of future cultural policies.

 Furthermore, taking into account the framework of this session, we would like to discuss about the demand of the private sector regarding monitoring issues and the new skills and competences required for this function. Therefore, PEARLE will introduce the debate presenting the needs of the performing arts sector.

 To register for this event please send an e-mail to: communications@encatc.org by the 3/10/2010

Participation to this seminar running on the 8th of October from 9h30 till 17h00 is free of charge.
AGENDA

We look very much forward to meeting you in Brussels!!

Final Recommendations document

One of the main outcomes of Monitors of Culture is the final Document of Recommendations regarding the Role of Cultural Observatories in the future in Europe. The final document has been produced by members of the policy grouping and selected experts in the field during a Think Tank in Bilbao.

Monitors of Culture is funded by the European Commission under the budget line Policy Grouping and is led by the Institute of Leisure Studies of the University of Deusto in collaboration with some institutions such as the Budapest Observatory (HU), ATER Fondazione (IT), and the Observatoire des Politiques Culturelles (BE). The group aimed to set up a framework for discussion -platform- and exchange of best practices to improve the design and the evaluation of culture policies in Europe.

To access the report, please click here: Final Recommendations, Bilbao.

Think Tank (Results)

The Think Tank organised by the Policy Grouping Monitors of Culture took place on the 8-9 September at the University of Deusto in Bilbao. A group of 30 experts came together to reflect and discuss about the Role of Cultural Observatories in the Future in Europe (Think Tank List Participants).

The discussions moderated by Peter Inkei from the Budapest Observatory, were inspired by a Starting Point document and were guided by three main questions regarding Cultural Observatories. As a result a document was produced with the information and suggestions gathered during the meeting, and it contains a list of Recommendations that will be published within the final publication Monitors of Culture.

Please click here to read the Recommendations document.
Many thanks to all the experts who participated in the event and gave a valuable contribution to the Recommendations document.

Additional Papers were distributed during the Think Tank, which you can download here:

In this section you can also find the videos of some interesting moments of the Think Tank:

WELCOMING CEREMONY

Welcoming words of Manuel Cuenca. Director of Leisure Studies

Welcoming words. Julia González. Vicerector of International Relations of the University of Deusto

Presentation of the Think Tank by Cristina Ortega Nuere, ENCATC Board President

Presentation of the final Recommendations by Michele Trimarchi, expert of the policy grouping from the Osservatorio dello Spettacolo Emilia-Romagna

CLOSING CEREMONY

Jose Ángel Achón, Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Deusto,

Roberto San Salvador del Valle, Vicerector of the University of Deusto

Blanca Urgell, Council of Culture of the Basque Government

Continue to visit this space for any updates on the Policy Grouping Monitors of Culture.

Welcoming Words to Think Tank “Roles of Culture Observatories in the Future in Europe”

Place of the Meeting:

University of Deusto, Bilbao
Main Building. Edificio de la Literaria: Room 153
Adress: Avda. de las Universidades, 24. 48007 Bilbao.

Contact:
anber.evans@deusto.es

Documentation:
Starting Point Doc (PDF)
Slides Think Tank (PDF)

PROGRAM

DAY I: 8th September
15h00 – 15h15 Meeting point: Information Desk (Main Building: Edificio de la Literaria)
15h00 – 15h30 Registration
15h30 – 15h45 Welcoming Words

Manuel Cuenca, Director of the Institute of Leisure Studies of the University of Deusto

Julia González, Vicerector of International Relations of the University of Deusto

15h45 – 16h00 Presentation of the Think Tank

Cristina Ortega, ENCATC Board President

16h00 – 18h00 Working Session I: Who & What

Who are the cultural observatories? How are cultural observatories defined today and how should they be defined in the future?

What do cultural observatories have to observe? Which are the objectives and functions of cultural observatories? What are cultural observatories doing and what should they be doing in the future?

Chair: Peter Inkey,  The Budapest Observatory.

19h00 Think Tank experience
DAY II: 9 th September
9h30 – 11h30 Working Session II: How

How do observatories observe cultural reality? How should cultural observatories think/work/function in the future?

Chair: Peter Inkey,  The Budapest Observatory.

11.30 – 12:00 Break
12h00 – 13h00 Working session III:

Discussion and validation of the Recommendations

Chair: Cristina Ortega, Chair of the ENCATC Working Group of Cultural Observatories and Cultural Information and Knowledge

Narrators: Xabier Landabidea, Institute of Leisure Studies of the University of Deusto & Michele Trimarchi, ECCOM

13h00 – 13h30 Closing Ceremony and Approval of the Recommendations

Jose Ángel Achón, Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Deusto

Roberto San Salvador del Valle, Vicerector of the University of Deusto

Blanca Urgell, Council of Culture of the Basque Government