Arxiu de la categoria : EU

Cooperation / EU / International

Myths of politics and cooperation #3: the saviour

One single man coming out from the dark and leading the people or the country to a better place… History and literature, in their simplifications, are filled with characters that allegedly shed some light on a -difficult- situation. Moses, Jesus … Continue reading

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Cooperation / EU / European Comission / European programmes

Myths of politics and cooperation #1: the common position

  In the recent history of the European Union, one frequent remark has been about the difficulty in producing a common position over topics such as the EU approach to the international crisis in Ukraine or Syria, the Eurozone’s approach … Continue reading

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Cooperation / Cross-border affairs / EU / International / Regional development

Multi-level governance and legitimacy of local authorities in the European Union

How are regional authorities using their role as international players to build national recognition? The European Union promoted a wider room for manoeuvre for regional and local authorities, empowering them to be actor of international cooperation, a competence belonging mainly to … Continue reading

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EU / European Comission / European programmes / Regional development

Regional capacity building: new skills for empowered local and regional authorities

The Cold War promoted a new scheme for international alliances, pacts, and organisations. It simplified the nature of reality, being on this or that side of the Iron Curtain implied a full set of international orientations. The dismantling of the … Continue reading

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Cooperation / Culture / EU / Good practices

Urban regeneration and culture: the case of Nantes – France

On March 12th, 2015, I was among the speakers of the conference “Cultural crossovers” in the frame of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This event featured several contributions about the impact of cultural and creative industry crossovers for the … Continue reading

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Artistic projects / Culture / EU / Good practices / International

On the radio, Europe is an island of culture

Since the autumn 2014, “Ile d’Europe” is the monthly magazine on cultural and creative industries at Euradionantes, a local radio on European themes in Nantes (France). I write and host this radio programme as a collaboration between SAMOA, the redevelopment agency … Continue reading

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Cooperation / Culture / EU / European Comission / Good practices / International

Cross-innovation and internationalisation – cultural and creative industries

Cross-sectoral innovation and internationalisation are two tools to improve the sustainability and competitiveness of cultural and creative industries in Europe. The two themes are linked also because SAMOA, the agency for the redevelopment of the Island of Nantes, is one … Continue reading

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EU

Creative Europe: grants for literary translations

In December the European Commission published the new calls for proposal of the cooperation programme Creative Europe substituting the former Culture programme and Media programme. Apart from the calls specific for cooperation projects and international networks, there is also a … Continue reading

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