Conference – ‘Unity in Diversity? Culture, Heritage and Identity in Europe’: Clara Montero

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Conference – ‘Unity in Diversity? Culture, Heritage and Identity in Europe’: Clara Montero
  • 16
    Apr 2024

The conference on Unity in Diversity? Culture, Heritage and Identity in Europe will be held in  Antwerp on 15 and 16 April.

The aim of the conference is to delve deeper into the complex connections between the concepts of culture, heritage, and identity within Europe. By fostering an open and stimulating debate, together with the Flanders Heritage Agency, the participants will discuss the versatility of these concepts and map out the connections between them. Central to these discussions is the question of how culture and heritage contribute to the formation and expression of identity, and what challenges and opportunities they pose. It will be a meeting place for thought-provoking conversations and debate between high-ranking professionals from renowned European cultural and heritage institutions.

This conference is hosted by the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event will have Basque representation as part of the Vlaanderen – Baskenland cultural connection (#Flenbasque). This two-way project has a twofold objective: to unite Flemish and Basque cultural stakeholders to exchange experiences and insights, and to collectively create tangible cultural initiatives aimed at promoting the quality and innovative aspects of creativity in both regions.

16 April. ‘A room with a ZOO’ conference center:

´The role of culture and regions in the multi-layered process of identification in Europe’.

Speakers: Clara Montero (Cultural Director Tabakalera, Basque Country), Karl-Heinz Lambertz (Council of Europe member, Belgium) and Adam Jackson (Head of Strategy and Policy at Historic Environment, Scotland).

Delving into the intricate relationship between culture and regional and European identity, this session explores the dynamics of identification within Europe´s diverse cultural landscapes. Join us as we navigate through key questions and practices that shape our understanding of regional and European identities.

 Full programme

Etxepare Basque Institute and #Flenbasque

As part of the Vlaanderen - Baskenland (#Flenbasque) project, promoted by Etxepare Euskal Institutua, various cultural exchange actions and projects have been developed between Basque and Flemish agents and creators. The aim of the programme is to bring to light the quality and innovative nature of Flemish and Basque creation, as well as to encourage collaborations between local cultural agents.

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