European Culture Forum in Milan
The European Culture Forum 2017 will take place in Milan, Italy, on 7-8 December. This biennial flagship event organised by the European Commission aims to raise the profile of European cultural cooperation, bringing together the sector’s key players, and sparking debate on EU culture policy and initiatives. This 2017 edition will also mark the official launch of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the thematic EU year devoted to our common cultural assets and all their aspects.
The event, for the first time outside of Brussels, will take place at Superstudio in the creative neighbourhood of Tortona in Milan. This event venue, once a bicycle factory and then a place for fashion publishing and art created by a renowned Italian art director Flavio Lucchini in the 1980s, will provide an inspiring and thought-provoking decorum for lively discussions, unexpected meetings and fruitful exchanges.
EUROCITIES (Julie Hervé – senior policy advisor) and KEA (Arthur Le Gall – senior consultant) will present the exciting results from the three years Culture for Cities and Regions and present stories from the 150 cities and regions we involved. The session will also discuss how Culture for Cities and Regions and the JRC Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor can contribute to unlock the potential of cultural and creative industries for local development.