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Cultural Diversity, Civil Society and International Cultural Cooperation in South-East Europe

Mimara Museum, Zagreb, Croatia, 3-4 June 2013

Conference Agenda

Sunday, 2 June 2013

**** Arrival of Participants ****

Monday, 3 June 2013

09:30-10:00 Opening Session

  • Sanja Tišma, Director, Institute for Development and International Relations
  • Goran Radman, Board President, Centre for Democracy Miko Tripalo
  • Anthony Krause, Head of Culture Unit, UNESCO Regional Office for Culture and Science in Europe, Venice, Italy
  • Rut Carek, Secretary General of the Croatian National Commission for UNESCO / Ministry of Culture (TBC)

10:00-11:00 Key-Note Speeches

  • François de Bernard, GERM, France
  • Joost Smiers, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Q & A
  • Nina Obuljen Koržinek, IRMO, Croatia
  • Introducing the Conference Programme

**** Coffee Break ****

11:30-13:00 Round Table I -
A New Vision: Integrating Cultural Diversity in Sustainable Development Policies, Legal Frameworks, Strategies and Action Plans.

  • Danielle Cliche, Chief, Section of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, Secretary of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, UNESCO
  • Dona Kolar Panov, International Balkan University, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Arlinda Kondi Toci, Ministry of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports, National Focal Point for the 2005 Convention, Albania
  • Dragoljub Janković, Ministry of Culture, National Focal Point for the 2005 Convention, Montenegro
  • Moderator: Nada Švob Đokić, IRMO, Croatia

**** Lunch Break ****

15:00-16:00 Round Table II -
Promoting Cultural Policies: Exchange, Analysis, Dissemination of Information and Awareness Raising

  • Christine Merkle, German National Commission for UNESCO, Germany
  • Nina Obuljen Koržinek / Paško Bilić, IRMO, Croatia
  • Yuriy Vulkovsky, Sofia University, Bulgaria
  • Violeta Simjanovska, PAC Multimedia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Moderator: Jaka Primorac, IRMO, Croatia

**** Coffee Break ****

16:30-17:30 Continuation of the Debate

19:00 Dinner / Welcome Reception at the Museum of Broken Relationships (brokenships.com/hr)

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

09:30-11:00 Round Table III -
Strengthening the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: How to Nurture Creativity?

  • Asu Aksoy, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  • Zaneta Trajkoska, School of Journalism and Public Relations, Skopje, Macedonia
  • Hristina Mikić, Modern Business Schools/Creative Economy Group, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Simona Goldstein, Knjižni blok, Croatia
  • Moderator: Daniela Angelina Jelinčić, IRMO, Croatia

**** Coffee Break ****

11:30-12:30 Continuation of the Debate

**** Lunch Break ****

14:00-15:00 Round Table IV -
Promoting Mobility and Engaging Civil Society

  • Charles Vallerand, International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity, Canada
  • Diego Gradis, Traditions for Tomorrow, NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee, Switzerland/France
  • Ferdinand Richard, Roberto Cimetta Fund, France
  • Zoran Galić, VIZART, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Moderators: Biserka Cvjetičanin, IRMO; Vjeran Katunarić, Center for Democracy Miko Tripalo, Croatia

**** Coffee Break ****

15:30-16:30 Continuation of the Debate

16:30-17:00 Conclusions and Closing Remarks

  • Representatives of UNESCO and the IRMO

The working languages of the conference are English, French and Croatian.