Thursday, 16 October 2008

Venue: Tate Gallery

 

11.00 – 12.30: Registration

 

12.00 – 12.30: Buffet lunch

 

12.30 – 13.30: General Assembly

 

13.30 – 14.15: Press Conference

 

14.15 – 15.30: Opening Ceremony

 

  1. Plenary address by Prof. Flora Carrijn, President of UNeECC
  2. Plenary address by Councillor Steven Rotheram, Lord Mayor of Liverpool
  3. Plenary address by Prof. Gerald Pillay, Vice chancellor of the Liverpool Hope University
  4. Plenary address by Sir Howard Newby, Vice chancellor of the University of Liverpool
  5. Plenary address by Prof. Roger Webster, Dean of Liverpool John Moores University
  6. Plenary address byCharles-Louis d’Arenberg, Prince of Arenberg

 

15.30 – 15.45: Coffee break

 

15.45 – 17.00: Plenary Session

 

  1. Plenary address by Sir Bob Scott, International Director, Liverpool Culture Company
  2. Plenary address by Anne Britt Strømnes, Head of Programme, Stavanger 2008
  3. Plenary address by Katalin Bogyay, State Secretary for International Affairs, Ministry of Education and Culture, Hungary
  4. Plenary address by Beatriz Garcia, Director:  Impacts 08 – The Liverpool Model, EuropeanCapital of Culture Research Programme:Providing a referent for universities to evaluate and contribute to the legacy of being a European Capital of Culture

 

 

17.00: Tour of the Tate Gallery

 

19.30: Conference Reception and Dinner at Liverpool Hope University Hope Park Campus

 

 

Friday, 17 October 2008

Venue: Liverpool Hope University Hope Park Campus

 

09.15 – 11.00: Parallel Session 1

 

Session A:

European Capitals of Culture – whose culture?

(Location: Conference Room 1)

Chair: László Komlósi, University of Pécs

 

Prof. dr. Annick Schramme, University of Antwerpen, Antwerpen: European Cultural Capital – whose culture?

Dr. Tomke Lask,University of Liverpool, Liverpool: Local cultural habitus on the map: evaluation methods for cultural policy

Luc van Doorslaer, Lessius University College, Antwerpen: Centre vs. periphery In the ECC’s, analysing the ECC exposure in european media


– Dr. John Bennett, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool: ‘We don’t answer to anybody except the audience’ : Artistic freedom, commercialism and progressive/reactionary tensions in popular theatre programming

 

 

Session B:

European Capitals of Culture and their impact on culture(s)

(Location: Conference Room 2)

Chair: Angela O’Neill, College of Europe, Bruges and Warsaw

 

Drs. Phil. Marc Delbarge, Lessius University College, Antwerpen: The European Capitals of Culture, their past, the future of Europe and the actual European awareness policy: The cases of Salamanca and Bruges

Vishwas Maheshwari – Dr. Ian Vandewalle, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool: Sustaining place brand identity: key construct for continuous economic development across the region – a study of Liverpool’08 brand campaign

 

Alexandre Frey Pinto de Almeida, University Fernando Pessoa, Porto: Contrasting patterns of communication in Portuguese and Brazilian culture – how they interact at Porto

Krystyna Koziec, University of Agriculture, Krakow: European Capital of Culture: Multifarious impacts of European Capitals of Culture on Krakow university life

 

 

Session C:

Events and culture (non-academic track)

(Location: Seminar Room 2 Gateway)

Chair: Rodica Ofelia Miclea, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu

 

Vladimiras Grazulis, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius: Vilnius – cultural heritage nurturing city (of the 2009 European Capitals of Culture context)

  Spyros Mercouris, Honorary President of the Network of  Cultural Capitals of Europe, Co-ordinator of the First European Cultural Capital – Athens 1985, Athens: Europe’s cultural & political voice – the role of Cultural Capitals of Europe  

11.00 – 11.20: Coffee break

11.20 – 12.15: Parallel Session 2

Session A:

European Capitals of Culture – whose culture?

(Location: Conference Room 1)

Chair: László Komlósi, University of Pécs

François Carbon, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg: Synergy and internationalization espace cultures @ uni.lu … beyond 2007


Dr. Péter P. Müller, University of Pécs, Pécs: Paradoxes in the mediation of culture for foreigners 

Session B:

European Capitals of Culture and their impact on culture(s)

(Location: Conference Room 2)

Chair: Angela O’Neill, College of Europe, Bruges and Warsaw

Mindaugas Šapoka, Vilnius University, Vilnius: Essen, Krakow and Vilnius in comparative perspective: contributing to a truly European history

Dr. Juergen Mittag – Kathrin Oerters, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum: The European Capitals of Culture as incentives for local/regional transformation and creative economies: tendencies − examples − assessments

 12.15 – 13.00: Lunch

13.00 – 15.00: Parallel Session 3 

Session A:

European Capitals of Culture – whose culture?

(Location: Conference Room 1)

Chair: Wim Coudenys, Lessius University College

Jan Brown – John M Phillips, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool: The ethics of place branding: a study of Liverpool as Capital of Culture 2008

Çiğdem Kurt, Bosphorus University, Istanbul: A mirror of culture: how the centers of European culture have affected its periphery using the example of French literature’s impact on Turkish literature

Dr. Helen Churchill – Dr. Mike Homfray, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool: Whose culture? Gay culture in Liverpool

Ana-Karina Schneider, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu: Minorities, borders, peripheries and the discourse of Cultural Capital 

 Session B:

European Capitals of Culture and their impact on culture(s)

(Location: Conference Room 2)

Chair: Carole Gueret, University of Avignon

Neil Peterson, Liverpool Culture Company, Liverpool: European Capital of Culture: Creating a welcome and engaging local people and partners

Tímea Németh, University of Pécs, Pécs: A longitudinal study on the intercultural impact of student mobility programs at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pécs, Hungary

Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams – David Sapsford , University of Liverpool, Liverpool: “Measuring the Economic Impacts of European Capital of Culture status: The potential of new techniques to capture public ‘value’ (Methodology and some illustrative early results from Liverpool 2008)”

    Erika Hancz, University of Pécs, Pécs: Researches on Ottoman Turkish architecture in Pécs

Özlem Etus, Istanbul University, Istanbul: “Fostering inter-cultural understanding in pre-service language teacher education programmes”

 Simona Romano, Iuav University, Venice: Globalization and material culture

15.00 – 15.30: Coffee break

 

15.30 – 16.15: Roundtable discussion

(Location: Conference Room 2)

 

16.15 – 17.00: Conclusion

(Location: Conference Room 2)

 

19.00: Depart for Reception at Liverpool Hope University Cornerstone Campus

 

19.15: Gala Dinner

Saturday, 18 October 2008

09.30: Optional bus tour of Liverpool

Presentations

Plenary addresses

Prof. Flora Carrijn, President of UNeECC (pdf)

Neil Peterson, Head of Liverpool Welcome, Liverpool Culture Company (pdf)

Anne Britt Strømnes, Head of Programme, Stavanger 2008 (pdf)

Katalin Bogyay, State Secretary for International Affairs, Ministry of Education and Culture, Hungary

Beatriz Garcia, Director:  Impacts 08 – The Liverpool Model, EuropeanCapital of Culture Research Programme:Providing a referent for universities to evaluate and contribute to the legacy of being a European Capital of Culture (pdf)

Sessions

Parallel Session 1

Session A

European Capitals of Culture – whose culture?

Annick Schramme, University of Antwerpen, Antwerpen: European Cultural Capital – whose culture? (pdf)

Tomke Lask,University of Liverpool, Liverpool: Local cultural habitus on the map: evaluation methods for cultural policy (pdf)

Luc van Doorslaer, Lessius University College, Antwerpen: Centre vs. periphery In the ECC’s, analysing the ECC exposure in european media (pdf)


– John Bennett, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool: ‘We don’t answer to anybody except the audience’ : Artistic freedom, commercialism and progressive/reactionary tensions in popular theatre programming (pdf)

Session B

European Capitals of Culture and their impact on culture(s)

Marc Delbarge, Lessius University College, Antwerpen: The European Capitals of Culture, their past, the future of Europe and the actual European awareness policy: The cases of Salamanca and Bruges (pdf)

Vishwas Maheshwari –  Ian Vandewalle, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool: Sustaining place brand identity: key construct for continuous economic development across the region – a study of Liverpool’08 brand campaign (pdf)

Alexandre Frey Pinto de Almeida, University Fernando Pessoa, Porto: Contrasting patterns of communication in Portuguese and Brazilian culture – how they interact at Porto (pdf) 

Krystyna Koziec, University of Agriculture, Krakow: European Capital of Culture: Multifarious impacts of European Capitals of Culture on Krakow university life (pdf)

Session C
Events and culture (non-academic track)

Vladimiras Grazulis, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius: Vilnius – cultural heritage nurturing city (of the 2009 European Capitals of Culture context) (pdf)

  Spyros Mercouris, Honorary President of the Network of  Cultural Capitals of Europe, Co-ordinator of the First European Cultural Capital – Athens 1985, Athens: Europe’s cultural & political voice – the role of Cultural Capitals of Europe (pdf)

Parallel Session 2

Session A

European Capitals of Culture – whose culture?

François Carbon, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg: Synergy and internationalization espace cultures @ uni.lu … beyond 2007 (pdf)


Péter P. Müller, University of Pécs, Pécs: Paradoxes in the mediation of culture for foreigners (pdf)

 
Session B

European Capitals of Culture and their impact on culture(s)

Mindaugas Šapoka, Vilnius University, Vilnius: Essen, Krakow and Vilnius in comparative perspective: contributing to a truly European history (pdf)

 – Juergen Mittag – Kathrin Oerters, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum: The European Capitals of Culture as incentives for local/regional transformation and creative economies: tendencies − examples − assessments (pdf)

Parallel Session 3

Session A

European Capitals of Culture – whose culture?

Jan Brown – John M Phillips, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool: The ethics of place branding: a study of Liverpool as Capital of Culture 2008 (pdf)

Çiğdem Kurt, Bosphorus University, Istanbul: A mirror of culture: how the centers of European culture have affected its periphery using the example of French literature’s impact on Turkish literature (pdf)

Helen Churchill – Mike Homfray, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool: Whose culture? Gay culture in Liverpool  (pdf)

  – Ana-Karina Schneider, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu: Minorities, borders, peripheries and the discourse of Cultural Capital (pdf)

 
 
Session B

European Capitals of Culture and their impact on culture(s)

Neil Peterson, Liverpool Culture Company, Liverpool: European Capital of Culture: Creating a welcome and engaging local people and partners (pdf)

 – Tímea Németh, University of Pécs, Pécs: A longitudinal study on the intercultural impact of student mobility programs at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pécs, Hungary (pdf)

 – Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams – David Sapsford , University of Liverpool, Liverpool: “Measuring the Economic Impacts of European Capital of Culture status: The potential of new techniques to capture public ‘value’ (Methodology and some illustrative early results from Liverpool 2008)” (pdf)

Erika Hancz, University of Pécs, Pécs: Researches on Ottoman Turkish architecture in Pécs (pdf)

Özlem Etus, Istanbul University, Istanbul: “Fostering inter-cultural understanding in pre-service language teacher education programmes” (pdf)

Minutes

General Assembly, Liverpool 16 October 2008

  1. General Secretary’s annual report
  2. Membership: At present UNeECC counts 45 member institutions. Members that have not paid their annual contribution yet are invited to do so. Members that have not paid their contribution for 3 consecutive years will not benefit from UNeECC advantages (reduced conference fees, communications through the website, etc).
  3. Financial report 2007-8: The 2008 accounts have a positive balance (€ 5429)
  4. Budget approval 2008-9: The expenses for 2009 will be higher, as the conference papers have to be published (balance: € 2429) (see annex 1)
  1. Procedures
  2. Appointment of Vice-Presidents On-Site: All institutions that organize the annual conference and GA will have the right to appoint a Vice-President-on-Site, who can participate in the Board during that year.
  3. New Board members’ selection procedure: The Board will invite new members when the need (expertise etc.) occurs. F. Carrijn also announces that her three-year term as president will expire next year. A call for presidential candidates will be distributed later this year.
  4. Creation of Sub-Committees: In addition to the existing committees, which were hitherto run by Board members, there is need for new sub-committees, in which people from outside the Board should play a prominent role. The following sub-committees are envisioned:
  5. student sub-committee
  6. Erasmus co-ordinators sub-committee

iii.      Summer School sub-committee

  1. Bid Writers’ sub-committee
  2. Research/PhD students sub committee
  1. Internal relations
  2. Call for members to be more actively involved, to create more opportunities for networking among academics, students and staff (DM, website, events): especially people are solicited to engage in one or more of the sub-committees. Interested persons are requested to contact the Secretary General and/or one of the Board members
  3. Student involvement as priority: So as to prevent UNeECC from becoming a solely managerial organization, both academics and students are invited to be more directly involved in UNeECC’s activities. Especially students are invited to use UNeECC as a forum for actions/ideas that may appeal to students in other member institutions.
  4. UNeECC Award: the issue has been postponed

 

  1. External relations
  2. Attracting new members: Membership should be worthwhile – therefore A. O’Neill has drawn a list of benefits for UNeECC members (annex 2)
  3. Relationship with other organizations: As decided last year, these organization can become supporting members. All members are invited to communicate about UNeECC in the networks they are part of.
  1. Communication: events and actions in 2008
  2. Liverpool: ‘The Big Hope’: W. Chambers relates gives an overview of the Big Hope, an international, ecumenical youth congress to which several members sent students
  3. UNeECC Networking Reception at EAIE Antwerp: The reception was organized by Lessius University College Antwerp and was a considerable success.
  4. EU Culture Call – Project proposal from UNeECC Consortium: the University of Patras has entered a bid within the EU Cultural Programme. 5 other members have subscribed to the bid.
  5. Further UNeECC Projects: So as to reach its goals – support for ECCs and student/teaching staff exchange between member institutions – the University of Pécs wants to start a Summer Seminar in Cultural Management (see annex 2 for provisional programme) and proposes to  invite Erasmus Institutional Co-ordinators from the members universities for a meeting to our Annual Conference in Vilnius in 2009
  6. Events in 2009 and beyond
  7. UNeECC Networking Reception at EAIE Madrid, September 2009: It would be great if (one of) the Madrid universities could organize an informal UNeECC meeting during next year’s EAIE conference, especially as the one in Antwerp proved to be very successful (see 5b)
  8. GA & Conference 2009, Vilnius: The next conference will be jointly hosted by Mykolas Romeris University and Gediminas Technical University. The conference will take place on 15 and 16 October 2009, and the theme will be: ‘Innovation, Creativity and Culture’. Possible strands are: ‘Innovations and their Influence for Universities Activities in the 21st Century’ and ‘Creativity and Innovation: Threat or Opportunity for Culture’.
  9. GA & Conference 2010, Pécs: The University of Pécs will organize the conference in collaboration with the Compostela group of Universities.
  10. ECCs 2011: Turku and/or Tallinn?
  11. GA & Conference 2010 & 2011: call for themes, candidates & timing

 

Dr Wim Coudenys

Annexes:

  1. Budget 2008 & 2009
  2. Summer Seminar Proposal University of Pécs
  3. Benefits of Being a UNeECC Member

Annex 3: Benefits of Being a UNeECC Member

 

  • Visibility of universities throughout the network
  • Networking on all matters of interest. Sharing ideas, worries, experiences
  • Joint (academic) projects
  • Organization of student workshops and activities
  • Participation of academic staff in conference, publication of papers, mobility between member institutions
  • Creation of an Erasmus Network
  • Newsletter to share initiatives and news
  • Blending academic and local authorities
  • Links with European Commission (through ECC)
  • Accessible, open-minded, young organization
  • Encouraging Student and Teaching Staff mobility
  • Dynamic website
  • Tutoring in academic, student, administrative affairs by more experienced members
  • Sharing experience in educational matters
  • Wide interests within cooperation
  • Spread information about your university
  • Become involved in the ECC movement: universities and administrations
  • ‘Bid writers’ club’: how to get your university involved in the ECC-campaign
  • ‘Find an expert’: PhD student corner where ideas, expertise etc. can be shared & consults taken
  • Contribute to the conference (publication)
  • Blending student activities across Europe: getting them involved in culture through a ‘Summer School’
  • Sharing your university activities (courses, lectures, festivals…) with others, either through direct involvement or virtual participation (videoconferencing, streaming, website)
  • Commitment to a dynamic organisation

General Assembly, Liverpool 16 October 2008

 

Minutes

  1. General Secretary’s annual report
  2. Membership: At present UNeECC counts 45 member institutions. Members that have not paid their annual contribution yet are invited to do so. Members that have not paid their contribution for 3 consecutive years will not benefit from UNeECC advantages (reduced conference fees, communications through the website, etc).
  3. Financial report 2007-8: The 2008 accounts have a positive balance (€ 5429)
  4. Budget approval 2008-9: The expenses for 2009 will be higher, as the conference papers have to be published (balance: € 2429) (see annex 1)
  1. Procedures
  2. Appointment of Vice-Presidents On-Site: All institutions that organize the annual conference and GA will have the right to appoint a Vice-President-on-Site, who can participate in the Board during that year.
  3. New Board members’ selection procedure: The Board will invite new members when the need (expertise etc.) occurs. F. Carrijn also announces that her three-year term as president will expire next year. A call for presidential candidates will be distributed later this year.
  4. Creation of Sub-Committees: In addition to the existing committees, which were hitherto run by Board members, there is need for new sub-committees, in which people from outside the Board should play a prominent role. The following sub-committees are envisioned:
  5. student sub-committee
  6. Erasmus co-ordinators sub-committee

iii.      Summer School sub-committee

  1. Bid Writers’ sub-committee
  2. Research/PhD students sub committee
  1. Internal relations
  2. Call for members to be more actively involved, to create more opportunities for networking among academics, students and staff (DM, website, events): especially people are solicited to engage in one or more of the sub-committees. Interested persons are requested to contact the Secretary General and/or one of the Board members
  3. Student involvement as priority: So as to prevent UNeECC from becoming a solely managerial organization, both academics and students are invited to be more directly involved in UNeECC’s activities. Especially students are invited to use UNeECC as a forum for actions/ideas that may appeal to students in other member institutions.
  4. UNeECC Award: the issue has been postponed
  1. External relations
  2. Attracting new members: Membership should be worthwhile – therefore A. O’Neill has drawn a list of benefits for UNeECC members (annex 2)
  3. Relationship with other organizations: As decided last year, these organization can become supporting members. All members are invited to communicate about UNeECC in the networks they are part of.
  1. Communication: events and actions in 2008
  2. Liverpool: ‘The Big Hope’: W. Chambers relates gives an overview of the Big Hope, an international, ecumenical youth congress to which several members sent students
  3. UNeECC Networking Reception at EAIE Antwerp: The reception was organized by Lessius University College Antwerp and was a considerable success.
  4. EU Culture Call – Project proposal from UNeECC Consortium: the University of Patras has entered a bid within the EU Cultural Programme. 5 other members have subscribed to the bid.
  5. Further UNeECC Projects: So as to reach its goals – support for ECCs and student/teaching staff exchange between member institutions – the University of Pécs wants to start a Summer Seminar in Cultural Management (see annex 2 for provisional programme) and proposes to  invite Erasmus Institutional Co-ordinators from the members universities for a meeting to our Annual Conference in Vilnius in 2009
  6. Events in 2009 and beyond
  7. UNeECC Networking Reception at EAIE Madrid, September 2009: It would be great if (one of) the Madrid universities could organize an informal UNeECC meeting during next year’s EAIE conference, especially as the one in Antwerp proved to be very successful (see 5b)
  8. GA & Conference 2009, Vilnius: The next conference will be jointly hosted by Mykolas Romeris University and Gediminas Technical University. The conference will take place on 15 and 16 October 2009, and the theme will be: ‘Innovation, Creativity and Culture’. Possible strands are: ‘Innovations and their Influence for Universities Activities in the 21st Century’ and ‘Creativity and Innovation: Threat or Opportunity for Culture’.
  9. GA & Conference 2010, Pécs: The University of Pécs will organize the conference in collaboration with the Compostela group of Universities.
  10. ECCs 2011: Turku and/or Tallinn?
  11. GA & Conference 2010 & 2011: call for themes, candidates & timing

 

Dr Wim Coudenys

Annexes:

  1. Budget 2008 & 2009
  2. Summer Seminar Proposal University of Pécs
  3. Benefits of Being a UNeECC Member

Annex 3: Benefits of Being a UNeECC Member

  • Visibility of universities throughout the network
  • Networking on all matters of interest. Sharing ideas, worries, experiences
  • Joint (academic) projects
  • Organization of student workshops and activities
  • Participation of academic staff in conference, publication of papers, mobility between member institutions
  • Creation of an Erasmus Network
  • Newsletter to share initiatives and news
  • Blending academic and local authorities
  • Links with European Commission (through ECC)
  • Accessible, open-minded, young organization
  • Encouraging Student and Teaching Staff mobility
  • Dynamic website
  • Tutoring in academic, student, administrative affairs by more experienced members
  • Sharing experience in educational matters
  • Wide interests within cooperation
  • Spread information about your university
  • Become involved in the ECC movement: universities and administrations
  • ‘Bid writers’ club’: how to get your university involved in the ECC-campaign
  • ‘Find an expert’: PhD student corner where ideas, expertise etc. can be shared & consults taken
  • Contribute to the conference (publication)
  • Blending student activities across Europe: getting them involved in culture through a ‘Summer School’
  • Sharing your university activities (courses, lectures, festivals…) with others, either through direct involvement or virtual participation (videoconferencing, streaming, website)
  • Commitment to a dynamic organisation