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OAFP 4965 - Culture and Europe

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


It is recommended to know a bit about the EU policy and administrative structure: role of the European Commission vis a vis the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers, notions about the main tools (European Programmes) procedures (co-decision, comitology etc). Reminders about that will be included in the course if necessary.

Course Description

The objectives/content of this course are as follows: -Presenting the EU legal competences, its limitations and the EU initiatives in the culture area : what is the added value of the EU level in the culture field? What can be done by the EU institutions to this regard? The policy aspects (European agenda for culture) as well as the main actions and programmes (European Capitals of Culture, Creative Europe Programme) will be thoroughly explained. - Giving an overview of the culture stakeholders at EU level : networks and organisations will be invited to present their own activities and their link with the European Commission, in order to provide the students with concrete information about the civil society work in the field and the challenges of the sector. - Providing examples of projects from various culture areas which are granted by the EU : the projects' coordinators will present their daily work, the project and culture management processes and the main topics they deal with at EU level. For points 2 and 3, trainers directly involved in the culture area(s) have been selected in order to give the students a concrete overview of the widest range of culture fields and jobs in the sector.


  • BISARO, Elisabetta ( Chargée du développement européen et international (La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne))
  • BORNACHOT, Pierre (Directeur adjoint au Centre culturel de rencontre d'Ambronay)
  • COGLIANDRO, Gianna Lia (Secrétaire générale à European network of cultural management and policy, ENCATC)
  • COTTE, Angie (Secrétaire Générale à Fond Roberto Cimetta)
  • DEVENTER, Kathrin (Secrétaire générale, European Festivals Association)
  • FREYSSINET, Bruno (Metteur en scène)
  • FUCHS, Ulrich (Member of the Selection and Monitoring Panel of the European Capital of Culture)
  • LAGARRE, Vincent (Administrateur à la Commission Européenne)
  • PACAUD, Jacqueline (Administrateur, chef du secteur à la Commission européenne)
  • PAGEL, Julia ( Secretary General NEMO)
  • TACK, Emilie (Coordinatrice des membres à OPERA EUROPA)

Pedagogical format

The first 3 sessions will provide the students with an overview of the EU initiatives (policy, framework programme, actions etc) in the culture area. The following 9 sessions will be presentations by external stakeholders, lobbies, EU granted projects beneficiaries in the culture area : they will present their activities, their respective link with the European Commission, the challenge of their culture field, their daily work in culture management etc. This will be an opportunity for the students to get an overview of the culture sector and exchange with professionals in the field.

Course validation

The 2 step evaluation will be based on a group work as simulating a cultural project application.


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Required reading

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Promoting cultural and creative sectors for growth and jobs in the EU /* COM/2012/0537 final */