CCSC Kosice partners meeting: digital tools and statement
16th to 20th April, 2020
One of the pillars of the European project in which we participate, Cultural Creative Spaces and Cities, works for building bridges between different cultural initiatives, entities and contexts. In the last meeting between partners, supposedly held in Kosice (Slovakia) and finally carried out digitally, we met to share, debate and draw links of solidarity and support between cities.
We, Trans Europe Halles in Sweden, European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam, the University of Antwerp - Prof. Pascal Gielen in Belgium, the Skåne Region in Sweden, Ambasada in Romania, CIKE in Slovakia, CoBoi in Barcelona, Kaapeli in Finland and hablarenarte in Madrid, opened a discussion together on how to continue with the development of the workshops and scheduled meetings.
After updating the various realities, analyzing how this critical situation is affecting the cultural sector, we ended up adding a new layer of reality to the project, launching a positioned statement and sharing methodological and practical strategies for the good use of digital platforms to virtually carry out cultural activities.
Likewise, the team of researchers (Maria Francesca De Tullio, University of Antwerp – Prof. Pascal Gielen) and Violante Torre (European Cultural Foundation) continue to work to strengthen the commons - the centerpiece of the project - in an analysis of cultural policies that they take learning from the commons to imagine new institutions based on sustainability and greater citizen participation. hablarenarte is one of the case studies for a paper that will culminate in a glossary and a manual of good practices, and both will be presented to the European Commission.
Cultural and Creative Spaces and Cities is an international programme that highlights those grassroots artistic and cultural initiatives that actively transform public spaces and cities, and from this practice proposes a compendium of recommendations and proposals to be implemented in the European Commission. The international organisations involved are:
- Trans Europe Halles (Sweden), European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), Peer2Peer Foundation (Netherlands and Greece), University of Antwerp - Prof. Pascal Gielen (Belgium)
- Urban Laboratories: City of Lund (Sweden), CoBoi (Spain), Skåne Region (Sweden), Ambasada (Romania), CIKE (Slovakia), Kaapeli (Finland) and hablarenarte (Spain).