The University Network of the European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC) held its 4. Annual Conference and General Assembly of UNeECC on 14-15 October 2010, in Pécs, one of this year’s European Capitals of Culture.

 

The Conference was jointly organized by UNeECC and the Compostela Group of Universities and was hosted by the University of Pécs.

In this European Year of ‘Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion’ the central theme of the UNeECC- Compostela Joint Conference was ‘Inclusion through Education and Culture’.

Representatives from universities and other institutions of higher education that are a member of UNeECC and the Compostela Group of Universities and/or are located in cities which are, have been, or will be designated European Capitals of Culture (ECoC)  as well as representatives of ECoC offices presented papers in three different conference tracks:

1.    Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion
2.    The Assessment of the European Capitals of Culture Programme
3.    ECoC Programme and the Combat against Poverty and Social Exclusion

The Pécs conference touched upon key issues of present-day social and cultural policies in Europe and the role of Universities in them. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the European Capital of Culture programme, the Joint conference also offered a possibility to hear presentations about the evaluation and the future prospects of the programme.

The Keynote Speaker of the UNeECC – Compostela Joint Conference was László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal opportunities.

László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities was the Keynote Speaker of the UNeECC-Compostela Joint Conference on 14-15 October 2010.
To download plenary address, please click here

 


Thursday 14 October 2010
Venue: Faculty of Business and Economics

 

12.00 – 13.00 Registration and Buffet lunch

13.00 – 14.00 UNeECC General Assembly

14.00 – 14.30 Press Conference

14.30 – 15.30 Opening Ceremony

1. Plenary address by József Bódis, Rector of the University of Pécs
2. Plenary address by Zsolt Páva, Mayor of the City of Pécs
3. Plenary address by Flora Carrijn, President of UNeECC
4. Plenary address by Maurits van Rooijen, President of Compostela Group of Universities
5. Plenary address by Csaba Ruzsa, Director of the Pécs 2010 European Capital of Culture Office
6. Plenary address by Ömer Sengüler
7. Plenary address by Maria Baumeister, Assistant of the Managing Director of the Ruhr 2010 Gmbh

15.30-16.30 Plenary Session

1.    Plenary address by Jean-Philippe Gammel, Education and Culture DG, European Commission
2.    Plenary address by Mary McCarthy, Director National Sculpture Factory Cork Ireland. Former Director of Programmes Cork 2005
3.    Plenary address by Mary Tupan-Wenno, President of the European Access Network (ppt)

16.30    – 17.00 Coffee Break

17.00– 18.00 Plenary Session: Social Inclusion and ECoC programmes

–    Michael Cooper, Executive Director, European Access Network, “Attitudes and mindsets. Higher Education’ s opportunity to combat social exclusion”

–    Neil Peterson, Culture Liverpool, Liverpool: Culture Liverpool – building on the European Capital of Culture

–    Muir Houston, University of Glasgow, Glasgow: Universities and their role in combating social exclusion and poverty at regional level in Europe

–    László Komlósi, Senior Vice Rector of the University of Pécs – The Impact of Educational Policies and Internationalization on Learning Outcomes

20.00. Gala Dinner

Friday 15 October 2010
Venue: Faculty of Business and Economics

9.00 – 10.45 Parallel Sessions II.

Session A:
Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion

–    Ed Kuczaj – Jessica Carson, Corks Institute of Technology, Cork, Arts Participation and Development in a Social Context

–    Ana Ma Fuertes – Raquel Agost, Universitat Jaume, Jaume: Combating Social Exclusion through Social Capital. The importance of building networks in immigrant communities: A Spanish perspective.

–    Ádám Guld, University of Pécs, Pécs: The Media Discourse – Can Popular Culture Fight Against Poverty and Social Exclusion?

–    Hatto Fischer, Poiein kai Prattein – NGO, Athens: Poverty of Experience – a real cultural challenge

Session B:
Assessment of ECoC programmes

–    Branimir Vukorepa- Petar Filipić, University of Split, Split: Assessment of social usefulness of the program of European Capital of Culture “European Capital of Culture” – economic goals and effects of the program

–    Daniel Paül i Agustí, University of Lleida, Lleida: Tourism, civil society and major events. How and when cultural celebrations can promote social mixture?

–    András Trócsányi, University of Pécs, Pécs: The spatial implications of urban renewal carried out by the ECC program Pécs

–    Ágnes Simon, Pécs2010 Management Centre Nonprofit Ltd., Pécs: The Pécs2010 programme in the light of the 25th anniversary of the European Capitals of Culture

–    Jörg-Ingo Weber
, European Capitals of Culture – Where does the way lead us?

Session C:
ECC efforts and the University against Social Exclusion

–    Bill Chambers, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool: Liverpool Culture Campus: linking higher education and the arts

–    Ákos Tóth, Kecskemét College, Kecskemét: The impact of Human Capital on the economic performance of the cultural sector of the European Union

–    Katalin Dobrai – Ferenc Farkas, University of Pécs, Pécs: Nongovernmental Organizations for Equal Opportunities – Projects in the Framework of the European Capital of Culture

–    Asa Bergenheim, Umea University, Umea: Umea University – a power plant in the Culturized City

–    Adriana Galvani, University of Bologna, Bologna: ECoC Programme and the Combat against Poverty and Social Exclusion

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 13.00 Parallel Sessions III.

Session A:
Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion

–    Márta B. Erdős – Éva Knyihar, University of Pécs, Pécs2010 Management Centre, Pécs: From Audience to Participants

–    Renáta Anna Dezső, University of Pécs, Pécs: Raising awareness of socially excluded groups in teacher training

–    Peter Sköld, Centre for Sami Research, Umea University, Umea: Sami Identity in the Cross-Fire between Politics and Culture – Representations in the Cultural Capital Process Umea 2014

–   James Kenyon, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool: ‘Youth gangs and the value of sport in the 2008 European Capital of Culture’

–    Arianna Mazzeo – Andrea Solans, University of Lleida, Lleida Government, Lleida: Cities for All. Social inclusion and public space

Session B:
Assessment of ECoC programmes

–    Georg F. Simet, Neuss University for International Business, Assessment of the European Capitals of Culture Programme of Istanbul 2010 – Mirroring the City’s Cultural Change and Diversification

–    Antonio Talone – Enrico Tommarchi, IUAV University of Venice: Unity in diversity in the European Capital of Culture

–    Jonas Ericson
, Umea University, Umea: Creativity at lunchtime, inspiring with culture in a scientific environment. Culture on Campus and Culture Trade

–    Céline Blondeau, Lille Catholic University, Lille: Lille 2004: consequences and impacts

–    Sabina-Adina Luca – Drago Dragoman, ‘Lucian Blaga’ University of Sibiu, Sibiu: Sibiu – European Capital of Culture 2007. An assesment of its impact on local development and identity

Session C:
ECC efforts and the University against Social Exclusion

–    Witold Ostafinski, The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow, Cracow: Poverty in the University and Its Effects on the Student Academic Experience

–    Balázs Németh, University of Pécs, Pécs: Fighting back Poverty and Social Exclusion with Better Adult Learning: A Challenging Work for Universities

–    Katalin Füzér, University of Pécs, Pécs: Social Urban Rehabilitation Policies and Universities: the Case of Pécs, European Capital of Culture 2010 and the University of Pécs

–    Eva-Nicoleta Burdusel – Camelia Oprean, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Sibiu: A Holistic Approach to Higher Education: Challenges and Changes for the Sustainable University

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14. 30 plenary address by László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal opportunities

14.30 – 16.00 Parallel Sessions IV.

Session A:
Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion

–    Ria Vermote, University college of West Flanders, Kortrijk: Social Work Education and Combating  Poverty and Social Exclusion

–    Myriam Deroo, University college of West Flanders, Kortrijk: Combating  Poverty and Social Exclusion: “De Katrol as a good practice: research and impact”

–    Tamás Bartus, University of Pécs, Pécs: Spatial mismatch, commuting and unemployment. Evidence from Hungary

–    Silvia Florea, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania : Higher Education for All: The Roma Minority and the Way from Virtual Chance to Real Access to English Studies

Session B:
Assessment of ECoC programmes

–    Zsófia Zadravecz, University of Pécs: The European Capital of Culture Programme: Strategic Weapon or a failure in the war of competition?

–    Tuuli Lähdesmäki, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä: Europeanness in the making: from policy to practice

–    Domenico Crisafulli, University of Messina, Messina: European Capital of Culture – branding and belonging strategy

–    Lucia Pavelescu – Andrada Ciupu, ‘Lucian Blaga’ University of Sibiu, Sibiu: Tourism in the Aftermath of Sibiu 2007: ‘City of Culture-City of Cultures’

–    Vladimiras Grazulis – Jelena Ostik, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius: Cultural tourism – the phenomena of nations approach. What makes Lithuania interesting for Europeans?

Session C:
ECC efforts and the University against Social Exclusion

–    Szabolcs Zalay, University of Pécs, Pécs: Special andragogy strategy against the poverty and the social exclusion – The application of drama pedagogy method in the cultural project managers’ training

–    Valero-Valero, Ma del Mar.  –  Lázaro-Guillamón, Universitat Jaume, Jaume: Permanent Observatory of the Immigration: a new psychosocial approach of the cultures and the migrations

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.30 Conclusions

19.00 Closing Dinner

Saturday 16 October 2010

10:00 – 13.00: Optional tour of Pécs

 Visit at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pécs, guided tour in the city of Pécs (by bus and on foot)
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Thursday 14 October 2010

Plenary address by László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal opportunities (doc)
Plenary address by Flora Carrijn, President of UNeECC (doc)
Plenary address by Maria Baumeister, Assistant of the Managing Director of the Ruhr 2010 Gmbh (pdf)
Plenary address by Mary Tupan-Wenno, President of the European Access Network (ppt)

Plenary Session:

–    Michael Cooper, Executive Director, European Access Network, “Attitudes and mindsets. Higher Education’ s opportunity to combat social exclusion” (ppt)

–    Neil Peterson, Culture Liverpool, Liverpool: Culture Liverpool – building on the European Capital of Culture (pdf)

–    Muir Houston, University of Glasgow, Glasgow: Universities and their role in combating social exclusion and poverty at regional level in Europe (ppt)

–    László Komlósi, Senior Vice Rector of the University of Pécs – The Impact of Educational Policies and Internationalization on Learning Outcomes (ppt)

Friday 15 October 2010

Session A:
Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion

–    Ed Kuczaj – Jessica Carson, Corks Institute of Technology, Cork, Arts Participation and Development in a Social Context

–    Ana Ma Fuertes – Raquel Agost, Universitat Jaume, Jaume: Combating Social Exclusion through Social Capital. The importance of building networks in immigrant communities: A Spanish perspective.

–    Ádám Guld, University of Pécs, Pécs: The Media Discourse – Can Popular Culture Fight Against Poverty and Social Exclusion? (ppt)

–    Hatto Fischer, Poiein kai Prattein – NGO, Athens: Poverty of Experience – a real cultural challenge (ppt)

–    Márta B. Erdős – Éva Knyihar, University of Pécs, Pécs2010 Management Centre, Pécs: From Audience to Participants(pdf)

–    Renáta Anna Dezső, University of Pécs, Pécs: Raising awareness of socially excluded groups in teacher training (pdf)

–    Peter Sköld, Centre for Sami Research, Umea University, Umea: Sami Identity in the Cross-Fire between Politics and Culture – Representations in the Cultural Capital Process Umea 2014 (pdf)

–   James Kenyon, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool: ‘Youth gangs and the value of sport in the 2008 European Capital of Culture’ (ppt)

–    Arianna Mazzeo – Andrea Solans, University of Lleida, Lleida Government, Lleida: Cities for All. Social inclusion and public space

–    Ria Vermote, University college of West Flanders, Kortrijk: Social Work Education and Combating  Poverty and Social Exclusion

–    Myriam Deroo, University college of West Flanders, Kortrijk: Combating  Poverty and Social Exclusion: “De Katrol as a good practice: research and impact” (ppt)

–    Tamás Bartus, University of Pécs, Pécs: Spatial mismatch, commuting and unemployment. Evidence from Hungary (pdf)

–    Silvia Florea, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania : Higher Education for All: The Roma Minority and the Way from Virtual Chance to Real Access to English Studies (ppt)

Session B:
Assessment of ECoC programmes

–    Branimir Vukorepa- Petar Filipić, University of Split, Split: Assessment of social usefulness of the program of European Capital of Culture “European Capital of Culture” – economic goals and effects of the program (doc)  (pdf)

–    Daniel Paül i Agustí, University of Lleida, Lleida: Tourism, civil society and major events. How and when cultural celebrations can promote social mixture? (pdf)

–    András Trócsányi, University of Pécs, Pécs: The spatial implications of urban renewal carried out by the ECC program Pécs

–    Ágnes Simon, Pécs2010 Management Centre Nonprofit Ltd., Pécs: The Pécs2010 programme in the light of the 25th anniversary of the European Capitals of Culture

–    Jörg-Ingo Weber
, European Capitals of Culture – Where does the way lead us? (ppt)

–    Georg F. Simet, Neuss University for International Business, Assessment of the European Capitals of Culture Programme of Istanbul 2010 – Mirroring the City’s Cultural Change and Diversification (pdf)

–    Antonio Talone – Enrico Tommarchi, IUAV University of Venice: Unity in diversity in the European Capital of Culture(pdf)

–    Jonas Ericson
, Umea University, Umea: Creativity at lunchtime, inspiring with culture in a scientific environment. Culture on Campus and Culture Trade

–    Céline Blondeau, Lille Catholic University, Lille: Lille 2004: consequences and impacts (ppt)

–    Sabina-Adina Luca – Drago Dragoman, ‘Lucian Blaga’ University of Sibiu, Sibiu: Sibiu – European Capital of Culture 2007. An assesment of its impact on local development and identity (ppt)

–    Zsófia Zadravecz, University of Pécs: The European Capital of Culture Programme: Strategic Weapon or a failure in the war of competition? (pdf)

–    Tuuli Lähdesmäki, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä: Europeanness in the making: from policy to practice (ppt)

–    Domenico Crisafulli, University of Messina, Messina: European Capital of Culture – branding and belonging strategy

–    Lucia Pavelescu – Andrada Ciupu, ‘Lucian Blaga’ University of Sibiu, Sibiu: Tourism in the Aftermath of Sibiu 2007: ‘City of Culture-City of Cultures’ (ppt)

–    Vladimiras Grazulis – Jelena Ostik, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius: Cultural tourism – the phenomena of nations approach. What makes Lithuania interesting for Europeans? (doc)  (ppt)  (ppt)


Session C:
ECC efforts and the University against Social Exclusion

–    Bill Chambers, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool: Liverpool Culture Campus: linking higher education and the arts

–    Ákos Tóth, Kecskemét College, Kecskemét: The impact of Human Capital on the economic performance of the cultural sector of the European Union (ppt)

–    Katalin Dobrai – Ferenc Farkas, University of Pécs, Pécs: Nongovernmental Organizations for Equal Opportunities – Projects in the Framework of the European Capital of Culture (ppt)

–    Asa Bergenheim, Umea University, Umea: Umea University – a power plant in the Culturized City

–    Adriana Galvani, University of Bologna, Bologna: ECoC Programme and the Combat against Poverty and Social Exclusion

–    Witold Ostafinski, The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow, Cracow: Poverty in the University and Its Effects on the Student Academic Experience

–    Balázs Németh, University of Pécs, Pécs: Fighting back Poverty and Social Exclusion with Better Adult Learning: A Challenging Work for Universities (ppt)

–    Katalin Füzér, University of Pécs, Pécs: Social Urban Rehabilitation Policies and Universities: the Case of Pécs, European Capital of Culture 2010 and the University of Pécs (pdf)

–    Eva-Nicoleta Burdusel – Camelia Oprean, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Sibiu: A Holistic Approach to Higher Education: Challenges and Changes for the Sustainable University

–    Szabolcs Zalay, University of Pécs, Pécs: Special andragogy strategy against the poverty and the social exclusion – The application of drama pedagogy method in the cultural project managers’ training (pdf)

–    Valero-Valero, Ma del Mar.  –  Lázaro-Guillamón, Universitat Jaume, Jaume: Permanent Observatory of the Immigration: a new psychosocial approach of the cultures and the migrations  (ppt)