In this year’s edition of the European Commission’s key biennial culture event, the European Culture Forum (Brussels, 4-6 November 2013), a new session called “What’s your point?” will be introduced. This particular session aims at giving the floor to a selection of speakers to present an inspirational idea about culture and Europe and open up the debate with the other approx. 1.200 participants. Speakers will have to explain their idea in a 5-minute speech either in English or French with no notes or visual support provided. .
The Forum´s programme will include a variety of formats: plenary panels for in-depth discussions, short flash sessions to inform on other hot topics etc. There will be three thematic pillars for the plenary sessions:
- Measuring the true value of culture and the functioning of the cultural eco-system
- Funding culture in the digital era, looking at new funding models based on developing loyalty and building communities of followers, as well as institution centered models, such as corporate sponsorship, co-production and artistic interventions in business or public services
- Audience development and making cultural participation a reality, looking at holistic, 360° strategies, reaching non-audiences, participatory art, and partnerships and synergies with other sectors.
On the eve of 2014, the Forum can also provide nothing less than a special information session on the Creative Europe programme.
This edition of the Forum will introduce a new format called "Have your say!". This session aims at giving the floor to you! You may be given 5 minutes for an inspirational expression of your idea, any idea, concerning culture and Europe.