The University Network of the European Capitals of Culture held its

V. UNeECC Annual Conference
‘Culture in/and Crisis’

on 27-28 October, 2011 in Antwerp, Belgium

Please find the PPT-s of the presentations below

The conference was hosted by Lessius University College.

The conference focused on the following two major themes:

1.    Culture in/and Crisis?
2.    European Capitals of Culture in/and Crisis?

 

Programme

Thursday 27 October 2011
Venue: Campus Sint Andries, Sint-Andriesstraat 2

8.30 – 9.30 Registration
9.30 – 11.00 Parallel Sessions I.

Session A: Culture in/and Crisis
Venue: Room STA 1.33
Chair: Carole Gueret, Vice-Rector in charge of International Cooperation, Director of the International Office of the University of Avignon

– Danijel Rebolj, University of Maribor, Maribor: Out of the box University (ppt)
– Marc Delbarge, Lessius University College, Antwerp: Culture in crisis: because of Babel or monolingualism? (ppt)
– François Carbon, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg: Living Culture in the University – Developing Citizens of the world. Review Transatlantic Dialogue Luxembourg … Focus Way of life (pdf)

Session B: ECC in/and Crisis
Venue: Room STA 2.10
Chair: Bill Chambers, Emeritus Pro Vice-Chancellor, Liverpool Hope University

– Nicole L. Immler, University Utrecht, Utrecht: ECOC – Redefining the Role of Culture? From Identity-Discourse towards Value-Discourse
– Peter Campbell, University of Liverpool, Liverpool: Creative Industries in a European Capital of Culture (pdf)
– Anestis D. Mantatzis, London School of Economics, London: Thessaloniki ’97 European Capitals of Culture as an establishing Mechanism of elite partnerships and coalitions for development: Towards a regime approach? (ppt)
– Graziella Vella, Valletta 2018 – European Capital of Culture Office, Valetta: The Development of Un/Sustainable Cultural Infrastructure for Mega-Events: Towards Valletta 2018. (pdf paper)   (pdf presentation)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00 Parallel Sessions II.

Session A: Culture in/and Crisis
Venue: Room STA 1.33
Chair: Angela O’Neill, Director of Communications and Languages of the College of Europe, Bruges and Warsaw

– Jo Bastiaens, Lessius University College, Antwerp: ‘Human capital’ in higher education: the potential returns of more cultural diversity (ppt)
– Szabolcs Zalay, Leőwey Klára Secondary School, Pécs: With Holistic Pedagogic View Against the Crisis (ppt)
– Gyöngyi Pozsgai – Attila Kajos – Tímea Németh, University of Pécs, Pécs: The role of creating a multicultural university environment in the era of crisis (ppt)

Session B: ECC in/and Crisis
Venue: Room STA 2.10
Chair: Krystyna Koziec, Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations of the Agricultural University in Krakow

– Alexandra Appleton, University of Liverpool, LIverpool: An Eighteenth Century Capital of Culture?  An examination of Liverpool’s historical battle to prove its cultural value (ppt)
– Astrid Huopalainen, Nina Kivinen, Mika Mard, Alf Rehn  & Jutta Tailas, Abo Akademi University, Abo: Cultural Capitals and Expectation Management – Solution To A Crisis Or A Crisis In Itself? The Case of Turku 2011 (ppt)
– Boris Grésillon – Marie-Hélene Poggi – Jean-Christophe Sevin, University of Provance, University of Avignon, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Avignon, Paris: Marseille: City and European Capital of Culture in/and crisis

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00. Parallel Sessions IV.

Session A: Culture in/and Crisis
Venue: Room STA 1.33
Chair: Rodica Miclea Ofelia,
Prorector of the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu

– Ineta Luka – Janis Eriks Niedritis, Turiba University, Riga: The enhancement of prospective managers’ cultural awareness in business related studies (pdf)
– Ákos Tóth, Kecskemét College, Kecskemét: The transition in the state’s role in cultural financing caused by the financial crisis (ppt)
– Sarah Zalfen, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin: Operatic Crises? Cultural strategies to deal with a transformation of the state (pdf)

Session B: ECC in/and Crisis
Venue: Room STA 2.10
Chair: László I. Komlósi,
Vice Rector of the University of Pécs

– Jurate Černevičiute, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius: In searching of Vilnius identity: between arts and business  (pdf)
– Tuuli Lähdesmäki, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä: Contested Identity Politics in the European Capital Culture Program: comparison between the EU policy objectives and the reception of the program in Pécs2010 (ppt)
– Hatto Fischer, Poiein kai Prattein – Non Profit Urban Society, Athens: ECoC and culture in Crisis (ppt)

17.00 – 18.00 Coffee Break and Press Conference

18.00 – 19.30 Opening Ceremony and Reception
Venue: Conference Hall STA 00.38
Moderator: Wim Coudenys, Head of the International Office of the Lessius University College
1. Plenary address by Flora Carrijn, President of UNeECC
2. Plenary address by László Komlósi, Vice-Rector of the University of Pécs
3. Plenary address by Gabriel Fragniere, Chairman of the ’Europe of Cultures Forum’ and former Rector of the College of Europe: ’Can we get European Cultures out of Crisis?’

Friday 28 October 2011

9.30 – 11.00 Parallel Sessions IV.

Session A:  Culture in/and Crisis
Venue: Room STA 1.33
Chair: Bill Chambers
, Emeritus Pro Vice-Chancellor, Liverpool Hope University

– Dimitri Goossens, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels: The ugliness and savagery of imagery in popular culture and art: the crisis of beauty in art and popular image as a manifestation of our western culture in crisis?  (pdf)
– Ion M. Tomus, ’Lucian Blaga University’, Sibiu: A Case Study: Performing Arts in Sibiu European Capital of Culture, 2007(ppt)
– Vladimiras Grazulis – Andrius Valickas: Cultural dimension of career development (the Lithuanian case), Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius (ppt)

Session B: ECC in/and Crisis
Venue: Room STA 2.10
Chair: Rodica Miclea Ofelia,
Prorector of the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu

– Georg Friedrich Simet, Neuss University for International Business, Neuss: Possibilities of the ECoC Programme to strengthen European Identity – Istanbul’s ‘Civil Society Dialogue’ as Paradigm (pdf)
– Andrea Schmidt, University of Pécs, Pécs: Success of failure? The economic crisis and its influence on Pécs 2010 (ppt)
– Domenico Crisafulli, University of Messina, Messina: European culture and the two capitals

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00 Parallel Sessions V.

Session A: Culture in/and Crisis
Venue: Room STA 1.33
Chair: Krystyna Koziec,
Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations of the Agricultural University in Krakow

– Pavelescu Lucia-Marilena, ’Lucian Blaga’ University Sibiu, Sibiu: Training Teacher-Mentors in Secondary Schools. A European funded Human Resources Development Project (ppt)
– Krisztina László, University of Pécs, Pécs: The cultural industry of the EU in the light of the economic crisis (ppt)
– Gunilla de Graef, Lessius University College, Antwerp: Culture through crisis: conflict management skills as an essential part of intercultural competence (ppt)

Session B: ECC in/and Crisis
Venue: Room STA 2.10
Chair: Angela O’Neill,
Director of Communications and Languages of the College of Europe, Bruges and Warsaw

– Tamara Rátz, Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences, Székesfehérvár: European? Capital? of Culture? A Comparative Analysis of the Images of Pécs, Essen and Istanbul (ppt)
– Vesselina Dimitrova – Stanislava Genkova, Varna Municipality for ECoC, Varna: From local to European identity- case study of Varna, city candidate for ECoC in 2019 (ppt)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.15 Parallel Sessions VI.

Session A: Culture in/and Crisis
Venue: Room STA 1.33
Chair: Carole Gueret,
Vice-Rector in charge of International Cooperation, Director of the International Office of the University of Avignon

– Renata Kurpiewska-Korbut, Jagiellonian University, Cracow: Cultural policy at the local level in Turkey
– Witold Ostafinski, The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow, Cracow: Is there a link between ‘culture’ and ‘cultured’ behaviour? Can art save the world? (ppt)
– Silvia Florea, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Sibiu: Bringing Education and Culture together: on the role and mission of a UNESCO Chair in a UNeECC University (ppt)

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break
15.45 – 16.45 Conference Conclusions
Venue:  Conference Hall STA 00.38
Moderator: László I. Komlósi, Vice Rector of the University of Pécs