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How engaged people in culture and citizenship can come together to enhance the life of those living in the city? 100 participants from Athens and abroad worked together for one full day to be part of a process where common possibilities are more important than individual ones. Athens, November 20 2015


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ARE ARTISTS AND INTELLECTUALS SUFFICIENTLY PART OF THE POLITICAL DISCOURSE TODAY? SHOULD THEY BE? DO ARTS THRIVE IN DEMOCRACY? AND VICE VERSA DO DEMOCRACIES THRIVE VIA THE ARTS? DO ARTISTS AND INTELLECTUALS NECESSARILY NEED TO CONSIDER THEIR IMPACT ON SOCIETY? SHOULD ARTISTS LIVE OFF THEIR ARTS? HOW? WE, THE PEOPLE OF CULTURE, LET OUR FRAGMENTATION REDUCE OUR IMPACT ON SOCIETY….


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We are facing the failure of the sustainable development model from an environmental, social, economic and individual perspective. A possible new model is that of sustainability: The sustainability revolution. Portrait of a paradigm shift is the essay of Andras Edwards (2005) which summarizes the paradigmatic change needed to achieve sustainability. The revolution requires new cultures, new social organizations, new economic…


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A21_PilotCities2015_EUROPE-def-ENG The “Culture 21 Actions” toolkit providing guidance for cities aiming to evaluate, design and implement cultural policies contributing to sustainable development was adopted at the first United Cities and Local Governments’ Culture Summit, held in Bilbao on 18-20 March 2015 under the title “Culture and Sustainable Cities”. “Culture 21 Actions” builds on the work of the Agenda 21 for…


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Tools and methodologies which may be used for addressing imbalances and asymmetries in partnerships. Development of peer ethics and peer protocols in different types of situations and partnerships


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CAE_BtO15_Concept_Paper BtO is CAE’s annual Conference. The 2015 edition will be a thought-provoking gathering made of large scale and small scale dialogues, encounters, community building, exchanges between local and other European cultural actors.


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King of Meadows Manifesto The Manifesto of the collective “King of Meadows” on Biocultural diversity


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Structured dialogue – Cultural Heritage Survey Preparatory Questions for the Participatory Governance of Cultural Heritage Brainstorming Session. This short survey has been developed in order to help preparing the Brainstorming Session on participatory governance of cultural heritage.


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PilotCities2015_EUROPE The “Culture 21 Actions” toolkit providing guidance for cities aiming to evaluate, design and implement cultural policies contributing to sustainable development was adopted at the first United Cities and Local Governments’ Culture Summit, held in Bilbao on 18-20 March 2015 under the title “Culture and Sustainable Cities”. The ‘Culture in Sustainable Cities. Learning with Culture 21 Actions’ programme, jointly…


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CAE_Athens_ConceptPaper A concept in progress for Kathréptis (issued on May 5). Kathréptis is a two-day gathering of thought-provoking discussions around the role of culture in urban development encouraging sharing and co-influencing, building alliances and connections at different levels and between different actors– both within the city and with the city connected with the rest of the world. Against the backdrop…


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You will find here “Culture 21: Actions”, the reference documents issued during the First Culture Summit of UCLG, organised in Bilbao in March 2015 . It reaffirms UCLG’s commitments  to the relationship between citizenship, culture and sustainable development and serves as an addition to the Agenda 21 for Culture, by providing more practical orientations to local governments.


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Below is a collection of Culture Action Europe’s documents produced between March 2014 and February 2015, in the context of Creative Europe first year work plan. CAE would like to thank the European Cultural Foundation for its support in developing this research and editorial work.