Programme

Fifth Session 15-17 September 2006 in Turku, Finland


Preliminary Programme





About 90 cultural personalities from almost 40 European countries will
participate in the fifth session of the ECP.


Thursday 14 September








Afternoon/ evening


Participants arrive. In the evening joint relaxed come-together with
participants in the NUROPE session in the Pub “Päivekoti”.
Meeting of the ECP
Senate at 20.00.



Friday 15 September








09.00


Registration in Åbo Akademi University.








10.00


Opening – the Debuty Mayor of the European Capital of Culture 2011 – Turku,
Ms Kaija Hartiala, and the Representative of the EU Commission in Finland, Mr
Paavo Mäkinen.








11.00


Key-note speech by Professor Risto Alapuro, Helsinki: “The first and the
second degree: a cultural dimension in
Europe”.








11.20


Introduction of the main theme of the session: “Can Culture help dissolve the
European Stalemate?” (Pär Stenbäck, Helsinki and Karl-Erik Norrman,
Berlin/Stockholm).








11.45


“The Mozart Project”, presented by Maja Mirkovic and Dusan Muric,
Belgrade.








12.15


Presentation of the ECP Report on the Contribution of Culture to the Lisbon
Agenda 2000, Simonetta Carbonaro, Italy, Joe Friggieri, Malta and Bert Mulder,
Netherlands.








13.00


Lunch and press conference








14.15


General Debate on the main theme of the session. New Members present
themselves:
Dino Mustafic, Sarajevo, Laurent Gerverau, Paris, Kari Immonen,
Turku, Dorata Ilczuk, Warszaw, Helle Juul, Copenhagen, Fred Kelemen, Berlin,
Julia Bardoun, Kaliningrad, Jan-Erik Andersson, Turku, Iara Boubnova, Sofia,
Ralf Richardt Ströbech, Copenhagen, Nelly Bekus, Minsk, Pekka Vapaavuori, Turku,
Denisa Comanescu, Bucharest.








16.00


Coffee break








16.30


Continuation of the general debate and summary by Leonidas Donskis, Kaunas,
Lithuania.








17.45


Video presentation by Maria Korosteleva, St.
Petersburg.








18.15


Reception in the Turku City Hall



Saturday 16 September








09.00


Presentation of the ECP/Åbo Akademi University project NUROPE (Nomadic
University for Art, Philosophy and Enterprise in Europe), which holds its first
“Oasis” in Turku 11-14 September (Pierre Guillet de Monthoux, Geneva,
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italy, Bengt Kristensson Uggla, Turku and Mona Nylund,
Turku).








09.45


“Music Mind Spirit Trust” – a presentation by Paul and Chika Robertson,
United Kingdom.








10.00


“How to accommodate the need for cultural freedom with religious values?”.
Introduction by Mikael Kosk, Helsinki and Laura Freixas, Barcelona. General
debate. Moderator Mercedes Giovinazzo, Interarts,
Barcelona.








11.00


Coffee break








11.15


Continuation of the debate and summary by Leonidas
Donskis.








12.45


“Europudding vs Art – Experiences on a European TV co-production”, Eduard
Habsburg, Austria.








13.00


Lunch








14.15


“A European Intercultural dialogue”. Introduction by Kathinka Dittrich van
Weringh, Bonn. ECP and ECF plans for the European year 2008. General debate.
Moderator Mercedes Giovinazzo.








16.00


Coffee break








16.30


Continuation of general debate on the theme of the session.








18.15


Concert – Flutist Gunilla von Bahr and Friends, Sweden. After the concert a
reception in Arken.




Sunday 17 September







General debate on the theme of the session and on the sub-themes. The
Messages of the Turku meeting.








10.00


“Open doors – living in Europe”, presentation by the architect Verena Huber,
Switzerland.








10.15


Coffee break








10.30


“Politics and Culture – can and should they ever meet?” Introduction by Heidi
Hautala, Finland (ex MEP)and Jörn Donner, Finland (author, ex MP, etc).
Concluding debate








13.00


Information about the next ECP session.








13.30


End of session





The ECP expresses its gratitude to the following partners:


Foundation for Swedish Culture in Finland, Helsinki


City of Turku


Ministry of Education, Helsinki


Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, Stockholm


European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam

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