I have the pleasure to present the report from the Third Session of the European Cultural Parliament (ECP), which was held in Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, on 3 – 5 December 2004. About 50 outstanding artists and other cultural personalities from 30 countries participated.
Themes and procedures are described in chapter 2 of the report, the detailed programme in chapter 3. Apart from press releases and a summary (chapter 6) of the session we offer you, in chapter 7, some examples of the many individual presentations/performances made during the session, in which all participants were invited to present their personal interpretation of the theme “Culture beyond Entertainment”.
The workshop on “Artists Rights in a European Cultural Space”, organised by ERICarts, (European Research Institute for Comparative Cultural Policy and the Arts), Bonn, is presented in chapter 8. The idea of a “Nomadic University” for Arts and Business is presented in chapter 9.
Some reflections by the Secretary General on the identity, role and future of the ECP are presented in chapter 10. Our gratitude to sponsors and other cooperating partners is expressed in chapter 14.
The third session was organised in cooperation with Compagnia di San Paolo, Torino, Genova 2004 and The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation.
Allow me to express my special gratitude to Mr Pär Stenbäck, Chairman of the ECP Senate, to Dr Michael Klett, to Mr Ove Joanson and to other senators for their valuable contributions to the success of the ECP.
Preparations for the fourth session of the ECP, in the premises of the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, on 2 – 4 December 2005, have already started.