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Foci of the conference include aspects of culture and culture policy in the eastward enlargement of the European Union and ensuing issues between West Europe and Central and East Europe and issues in culture and culture policy within the cultures and countries of Central and East Europe.
The aim and purpose of the conference include the intent to initiate knowledge-based discussion about issues of culture policy in Hungary (where the concept -- largely speaking -- is fraught with negative associations owing to the concept's history and meaning in the communist period of the country), in Germany, and the European Union.
In the wider context of globalization, culture, culture policy, and the European Union, it is evident that there is a lack of dialogue for a better understanding of the new Europe.
clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu /library/culturepolicyconference05.html   (1396 words)

 European Capital of Culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development.
Conceived as a means of bringing citizens of European Union (or EC, as then was) closer together, the European City of Culture was launched on June 13, 1985 by the Council of Ministers on the initiative of the Greek Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri.
The European Cities of Culture were designated on an intergovernmental basis until 2004; the Member States unanimously selected the cities most likely to welcome the event and the European Commission granted a subsidy to the selected city each year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Capital_of_Culture   (1037 words)

 About European Union - Travel, Maps, Flag and Information
The European Union or the EU is an intergovernmental and supranational union of 25 European countries, known as member states.
The European Union was established under that name in 1992 by the Treaty on European Union (the Maastricht Treaty).
The culture throughout the European Union differes from country to country.
www.canadiancontent.net /profiles/European-Union.html   (346 words)

 Anti-Semitism: Integral to European Culture - Manfred Gerstenfeld
The resurgence of European anti-Semitism after the Holocaust suggests that it is integral to European culture.
That many Europeans condemn, dislike or are indifferent to anti-Semitism does not contradict its role in European culture, as statements of European politicians, the media and leading intellectuals prove.
"Manifestations of Antisemitism in the European Union," pp.
www.jcpa.org /phas/phas-19.htm   (7269 words)

 Culturelink Network - Culturelink Review
The Unity of Diversities - Cultural Co-operation in the European Union
The central part of the report is devoted to cultural policies in the member states covering the most important aspects of mutual co-operation, such as the institutional organisation of cultural policy, public financing, or the role of the private sector.
The Resolution on Cultural co-operation in the European Union stresses that culture is an essential component of EU identity and calls for the strengthening of EU actions in the field of culture on all levels, from local, regional and national government to the level of the Union and the Commission itself.
www.culturelink.org /review/36/cl36eu.html   (924 words)

 Vilnius - European Capital of Culture 2009 - Travel agency VISIT LITHUANIA
The nominated city is announced the European Capital of Culture for one year and acquires the exceptional opportunity to promote its local culture within the European Union.
European dimension – the programme has to be based on the collaboration of European countries, to highlight richness and diversity and emphasize the common aspects of the European cultures.
Redefine the cultural identity of Vilnius emphasizing culture as the catalyst of communication, important part of everyday life and the source of pride and self-esteem.
www.visitlithuania.net /travelportal/cgi/page.cgi?p=eurocap   (904 words)

 European values - KOINONIA Greek Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nat Gerrs at "Why Europe?" (http://www.ellopos.net/politics/eu_why-europe.html) writes that the values of the European Union are "stolen from their source" and because of this they "will be more and more corrupted in the course of time, they will become unrecognisable and then unthinkable, until Europe will collapse in the dust of hypocrisy, scheming and barbarity".
The jargon of cultural diversity that ignores the substance of what it proposed to ask, and the subsequent advertising campaign launched by the experts in Brussels is testimony to how far the dynamics of the culture industry, under the mechanism of Public relations has advanced and corroded the centre of political power in Europe.
These are European divisions and aberrations against the natural order that the culture industry now replicates unnaturally, and more fully by presenting a false consciousness of self-satisfied superficiality and conformism to the world, by wilfully ignoring the prohibitions and customs of any cultural group or community.
www.ellopos.net /elpenor/koinonia/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18   (1781 words)

 Miami European Union Center - About Us
Miami is an ideal location for a European Union Center because it is the nexus of long-standing links among the Southeast Florida Region, Latin America and the Caribbean, and countries of the European Union.
The goals of the European Union is to promote economic and social progress; to assert the identity of the EU on the international scene; to strive toward a European citizenship; to develop an area of freedom, security, and justice; and to maintain and build on established EU law.
The European Union, operates through five institutions: the European Parliament (elected by the peoples of the member states); the Council (which represents the governments of the member states); the European Commission (which is the executive body); the Court of Justice (which ensures compliance with the law); and the Court of Auditors (responsible for auditing accounts).
www.miamieuc.org /abouteu.php   (284 words)

 EUROPA - Culture - European Commission - Culture - Portal - homepage
The European Culture Portal provides information on these policies and directs you to specialised sites where you can find more detailed information, such as the Culture site, which specialises in aid for cultural cooperation in Europe.
Intercultural Dialogue conference and exhibition the 22-23 of November 2006 - Headquarters of The Committee of the Regions - Brussels
The European Community is ready to ratify the UNESCO Convention on cultural diversity
ec.europa.eu /culture/portal/index_en.htm   (148 words)

 Top European Cities of Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
is promoted by the Ministers of Culture of the European Union to open up to the European public particular aspects of the city, region and country concerned, as well as to emphasise wider European cultural affinities.
To celebrate the turn of the century, the EU designated nine cities of culture for the year 2000.
This cultural co-operation between European cities was unique and created an unprecedented synergy between three cities in the north, three in the centre and three in the south of Europe.
www.nonstopbargains.com /topculturecities.htm   (189 words)

 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Culture war simmering in European Union
With a population of 40 million, Poland is the biggest of the 10 states that joined the European Union last year.
The effects of Poland's religious conservatism were felt in 2003, during the drafting of the European Constitution, when Poland took the lead in pressing for the preamble to refer to Europe's Christian heritage.
The trepidation felt in the European Union toward Poland's new rightist government was highlighted when the European Commission reminded Poland — on the morning after Kaczynski was elected — of its duties to abide by European laws on sex discrimination and the death penalty.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002663260_euculture04.html   (1022 words)

 The European Prospect
Therefore, the day the European Union was founded, she immediately entered the orbit of her destruction...
It is time for the European Faust to attempt a new journey to the land of measure and balance in order to bring forth again Euphorion.
A Union, not a Unity: The Briand Memorandum
www.ellopos.net /politics/europeanunion.htm   (723 words)

 EUROPA - Culture - European Commission - Culture - homepage
Since its inclusion in the Treaty on the European Union, cultural cooperation has become a new community competency.
The Culture site is aimed mainly at European cultural operators who want to set up cooperation projects with other European partners.
Information on the numerous other EU policies for the promotion of culture is available on the European Culture Portal.
ec.europa.eu /culture/eac/index_en.html   (200 words)

 International Organizations, European Union, Ministries of Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
--> Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania
www.culture.gr /6/65/652/index.html   (148 words)

 Timeline European Union
A European Parliament is composed of 626 members elected by the electorates of the member states and they sit in party groups.
The European Council reached an agreement on the draft Treaty on the European Union.
2003 Jun 19, European leaders gathered at a secluded Greek seaside resort for a three-day summit to discuss Middle East peace, illegal immigration, and the contentious draft of a first-ever European Union constitution.
timelines.ws /countries/EUROUNION.HTML   (6456 words)

 The Privatization of Culture Project at New York University
Taught by Professors George Yudice and Toby Miller, Cultural Theory and the Documentary is an advanced seminar that applies anthropological, historical, and cultural-studies theory to a range of topics.
By "culture," we mean all practices and institutions that officially or informally contribute, through symbolic representation or reelaboration of material structures, to create meaning and in the process affect beliefs, values, ideas, and social arrangements.
The term "cultural policy" usually evokes state systems of support, such as the European Ministries of Culture, but such encouragements and restrictions are inherently a part of all social formations.
www.nyu.edu /projects/privculture/course.htm   (2017 words)

 Anti-Semitism: An Integral Part of European Culture
• The resurgence of European anti-Semitism after the Holocaust suggests that it is integral to European culture.
• New European anti-Semitism often originates from youth, which indicates that rather than an anti-Semitism of the past it is one of the future.
It appears in waves which do not necessarily correspond with developments in the Israeli-Arab conflict, and each wave is higher than the previous one.2 In the Arab world, anti-Jewish incitement continued in parallel with the Oslo process.
frontpagemag.com /Articles/Printable.asp?ID=12795   (5382 words)

 INS 591, Fall 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Baun, Michael J. An Imperfect Union: The Maastricht Treaty and the New Politics of European integration.
Introduction to the institutions of the European Union
The European Council and the Council of Ministers
www.miami.edu /eucenter/INS591.htm   (243 words)

 Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture: Presidency of the EU 2006 (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This diversity of languages and cultures emanates from the citizens of the member states themselves and is a vital part of our cultural identity.
The basis for their qualifications is sound education and training, with mobility, knowledge of languages as well as social and cultural skills serving notably as key elements.
I am pleased that, through promising initiatives, the achievements of European education policies both in Austria and across the continent — as it is growing closer together — will be pursued, and I am grateful to those helping to shape and foster these future-oriented spheres and endeavours.
eu2006.bmbwk.gv.at.cob-web.org:8888 /index_en2.htm   (231 words)

 Istanbul strives to be European Capital of Culture for 2010 - Turkish Daily News Feb 23, 2006
Istanbul's efforts to become the European Capital of Culture (ECOC) in 2010 have reached a new level, with the Istanbul 2010 ECOC Initiative sending a delegation to Brussels in an effort to promote the candidacy.
Istanbul is competing against the Ukrainian capital of Kiev to become Europe's culture capital along with the Hungarian city of Pecs and either one of the German cities of Essen or Gorlitz from EU member states for 2010.
The European City of Culture was originally an initiative by the late Greek actress and culture minister Melina Mercouri to the European Council of Ministers, which accepted it in 1985.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /article.php?enewsid=36496   (911 words)

 OUP: UK General Catalogue
Cultural matters are increasingly affected by the ever-expanding remit of the European Union
These challenges stem not only from the Union's fragmented institutional structure and Member State sensitivities but also from the uncertainty which surrounds the very meaning of the term 'culture' itself.
The wide-ranging contributions illustrate how cultural issues can be seen to permeate all aspects of European Union law, by focussing on areas as diverse as international trade and aid, education, sport, language use, and the mass media.
www.oup.com /uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199275472   (610 words)

 Gender Issues Bibliography :: Center for Comparative European Studies
This bibliography is an ongoing effort to compile a list of diverse and accessible resources that will be useful to instructors at the high school and collegiate level who wish to incorporate a gender perspective in their European curricula in the humanities and social sciences.
The bibliography's foundation came from a yearlong project that examined, from a gendered perspective, the changes that have occurred in Europe since the end of the Cold War.
The project was funded by the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States and by the Academic Excellence Fund of Rutgers University.
www.rci.rutgers.edu /~crcees/gibiblio.html   (1009 words)

 EUROPA - Activities of the European Union - Culture
EUROPA - Activities of the European Union - Culture
The aim of the European Union is double: to preserve and support this diversity and to help make it accessible to others.
Useful reading: A community of cultures - the European Union and the arts (Series: "Europe on the move")
europa.eu /pol/cult/index_en.htm   (167 words)

 Achieving a New Regulatory Culture in the European Union: An Action Plan | European Union Public Affairs
In recent years, the European Council has regularly confirmed its commitment to improve the quality of EU legislation.
In order to reinforce the work of the European Commission, the Council and Parliament, and provide insights and ideas for future EU Presidencies, the European Policy Centre has developed an Action Plan, which seeks to develop a new ‘regulatory culture’ throughout the entire decision-making process of the EU.
The creation of a ‘Regulatory Assessment Office’, within the European Commission, responsible inter alia for establishing binding regulatory quality standards (including quantitative targets), developing common methodologies, and supporting individual Directorates-General in the preparation of impact assessments.
www.euractiv.com /en/pa/achieving-new-regulatory-culture-european-union-action-plan/article-128494   (812 words)

 European Union - Culture 2000
Public & private organisations whose main activity is within the field of culture, such as networks of public authorities, companies, institutions, associations, foundation, colleges and academics.
In 2004 Culture will focus on Cultural Heritage including landscapes and monuments.
Contribution is up to 50% of total project budget to a maximum of e150,000 to be spread between partners.
www.iwight.com /isle_working/funding_support/showdetails.asp?recid=193   (90 words)

 The Budapest Observatory - Culture and the European Union (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This year's meeting was dedicated to the principles and modalities of support for the arts in the European Union.
In the audience there were representatives of artistic unions, cultural organisations, agencies and companies in the country.
For more information on the Culture 2000 programme visit the site of the European Union, for further information on Hungarian related EU issues, visit the site of the European Union Information Centre or that of the EU Delegation to Hungary.
www.budobs.org.cob-web.org:8888 /former-events/culture-and-the-european-union/culture-and-the-european-union.html   (399 words)

 European Union Academic Resources, Fellowships and Grants
European Union Centers of Excellence in the US Awards to European Union Centers of Excellence: 2005-2008
European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA): The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
European Union - Delegation of the European Commission to the United States
www.eurunion.org /infores/resacademic.htm   (126 words)

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