Europe is also, and maybe first and foremost, a cultural project. For many people this is obvious, but for many others this may not be the case. Diverse efforts on all possible levels are necessary to get this conviction widely accepted. For years now, many initiatives have been keen to seek the limelight. And new ones arise.
One of these is the recently established European House for Culture, initiated by the European Festivals Association (EFA). This much cherished newborn aims to be a House of welcome and encounters for all who believe that Culture and Art have a fundamental role to play in society – a place where the voice of the cultural sector is given a physical manifestation.
Culture and Art are key motors in the process of European integration. We know, but do others? Do all? There is the need, at all decision-making levels, for a greater visibility and recognition of the arts and cultural sector’s role in building a Cultural Europe. [Information available on the organization’s website]
ADCE was created in 1990 by a group of professional design and advertising associations from around Europe. Today it is still owned and managed by its members, and its mission remains the same: to foster and reward excellence and to showcase European creativity as a whole.
We do that by representing the best of European advertising and design in an increasingly globalised market. The ADCE helps us speak European by enabling us to value Europe’s diverse cultures, simultaneously favouring and benefiting national clubs around Europe. [Information available on the organization’s website]
L’Alliance de Villes Euro-méditerranéennes de Culture (A.V.E.C.), réseau européen de collectivités territoriales historiques, a été créée en 1997 à l’initiative de cinq villes européennes : Pécs en Hongrie, Olomouc en République Tchèque, Tours en France, Tolède en Espagne et la cité italienne de Cosenza.
L’objectif principal du projet A.V.E.C. était, à l’origine, d’établir un réseau pérenne pour les échanges d’expériences et de bonnes pratiques dans le champ de la valorisation du patrimoine, à la fois au niveau local et à l’échelle interrégionale. [Information available on the organization’s website]
The European Cultural Foundation nurtures a socially engaged and culturally rooted civil society across Europe. We are committed to making a tangible impact on civil society, citizen initiatives, public opinion and policy proposals, and combat the fragmenting forces jeopardising peace and social progress in Europe. [Information available on the organization’s website]
The finnish-swedish youth association movement was founded in 1888 and the first youth association, Malax UF, was founded by Johannes Klockars.
The associations organize activities according to the needs and wishes of their members. The most popular activities are theatre and dance. The associations are also active in developing their local communities and in contacts with youth organizations in the other Nordic countries. [Information available on the organization’s website]
Grupo de investigación interdisciplinar formado por docentes y personal científico de distintas universidades y de distintos ámbitos del Marco Ibérico (España, Portugal) e Iberoamericano (Brasil, México, Uruguay), coordinados por Blanca-Ana Roig Rechou, que estudian la producción, recepción y mediación de las lecturas textuales y visuales destinadas a la infancia y juventud, aunque no exclusivamente. [Information available on the organization’s website]
SCAN is a digital platform created to disseminate and promote the work of emerging and established contemporary Spanish artists globally.
SCAN aims to portray the varied ‘texture’ of the artistic production by the new generation of artists from Spain and Latin America.
SCAN seeks to promote collaborative art projects, as well as to provide a forum for the discussion of ideas between artists and their friends.
SCAN aspires to become a mediator between artists and galleries, while supporting and facilitating contact with potential art collectors and institutions in the initial stages of their carrer. [Information available on the organization’s website]
JM International (JMI) is the largest youth music NGO in the world, created in Brussels, Belgium, in 1945 with the mission to “enable young people to develop through music across all boundaries”. With a vast array of activities, JMI has established four priority activity fields: Young Musicians, Young Audiences, Youth Empowerment and Youth Orchestras & Ensembles. [Information available on the organization’s website]
The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes (SKTI) is a Helsinki-based association that assists the institute network in communications, administration and lobbying in Finland. The institutes and SKTI are subsidised by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland. Their projects receive additional funding from private Finnish and foreign foundations, companies and partners. [Information available on the organization’s website]
Nuestra misión es proteger el patrimonio latinoamericano -cultural, natural e intangible- posibilitando la democratización de su acceso, conocimiento y uso responsable por parte de las comunidades. Para ello implementamos soluciones factibles, desde un enfoque integral del patrimonio, que permitan a las organizaciones e instituciones el desarrollo de capacidades, buscando la transparencia en su gestión y la puesta en valor de las colecciones y recursos patrimoniales a su cargo. [Information available on the organization’s website]