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

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