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OAFP 4965 - Culture and Europe

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


It is better to know a bit about the EU Institutions (but not compulsory) : the respective basic role of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers in the decision making process (very basic).

Course Description

The objectives/content of this course are as follows: 1. 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 as well as the main actions and programmes (European Capitals of Culture, Creative Europe Programme) will be thoroughly explained. 2. Giving an overview of the culture stakeholders at EU level : networks and organisations will 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. 3. Providing examples of projects from various culture areas which are granted by the EU : projects' coordinators will present their daily work, the project management processes and the main topics they deal with at EU level.


  • BERTOLLI, Gabriele (Policy officer - commission european)
  • BISARO, Elisabetta ( Chargée du développement européen et international (La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne))
  • CEUSTERMANS, Inge (Managing Director)
  • COGLIANDRO, Gianna Lia (Secrétaire générale à European network of cultural management and policy, ENCATC)
  • COTTE, Angie (Secrétaire Générale à Fond Roberto Cimetta)
  • DELORME, Emilie (Directrice de l'Académie et des concerts - Festival d'Aix en Provenance)
  • FREYSSINET, Bruno (Directeur artistique des projets de La Transplanisphère)
  • FUCHS, Ulrich (Member of the Selection and Monitoring Panel of the European Capital of Culture)
  • PACAUD, Jacqueline (Administrateur, chef du secteur à la Commission européenne)
  • THONANDER, Rebecca (Communications Officer - NEMO - Network of European Museum Organisations)

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 first score will be based on the reporting, to be drafted by the students, on an "experience" they will have to carry out in the cultural area (volunteering for a couple of days or meeting a prominent figure in the field) The second score will be based on a group work as simulating a cultural project application during one working day..


It is recommended to have a look on : and on :

Required reading

New European Agenda for Culture :