Listen to the Silenced: The State of Artistic Freedom in Europe

September 4, 2018, 12:00 am | September 4, 2018, 12:00 am
September 4, 2018
European Parliament Altiero Spinelli Room A8F388, Brussels | Belgium
European Parliament Altiero Spinelli Room A8F388, Brussels | Belgium

The event is co-organised by Culture Action Europe and Freemuse and hosted by MEP Julie Ward (S&D). This debate is based on Freemuse’s The State of Artistic Freedom report, 2018, which exposes how freedom of expression of artists and art communities are being violated in Europe at an alarming scale. The debate will present arguments for why and how Europe must do more to protect artistic freedom. Panelists will include representatives from the arts community and policy-and decision makers.

Detailed Agenda:

14:30 Welcome by MEP Julie Ward (S&D) and Tere Badia, Secretary General of Culture Action Europe (CAE)

14:40 Opening reflections by Luca Jahier, President of EESC

14:50-15:05 Brief presentation of the State of Artistic Freedom Report, exclusively focus on Europe, Srirak Plipat, Executive Director of Freemuse

15:05-15:25 European trends on artistic freedom from a personal perspective
Iris Dressler, curator of “The Beast and the Sovereign”
Vladan Joler, Social media battlefield, arrests & detentions

15:25-16:15 Moderated debate with Q and A : European trends on artistic freedom from a policy perspective. Barriers and solutions?

Iris Dressler, curator of “The Beast and the Sovereign”
Vladan Joler, Social media battlefield, arrests & detentions
Yamam Al-Zubaidi, CAE board member
Julie Ward, MEP
Moderated by: Sarah Sommer, Network of European Foundations

16:15- 16:25 Closing remarks Paolo Fontani, Director of Liaison Office in Brussels and Representative to the European Institutions at UNESCO

16:30 Recommendations from CAE and Freemuse, Tere Badia (CAE) and Srirak Plipat (Freemuse)

16:30-17:30  Reception

Where?

European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli, Room A8F388. If you require access to the European Parliament, register here before the 25th of August.


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