CULTURE FOR WATERFRONTS
2011 - 2013
We are happy to announce that our EU Grundtvig Programmes's application has been approved in all 7 partner countries - Poland, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Austria and Greece. River//Cities members and partners implement new collaborative project: CULTURE FOR WATERFRONTS - THE USE OF CULTURE TO INCREASE ACCESS TO, AND ENGAGEMENT IN, EUROPEAN WATERFRONTS now.
EU grant will allow us to organise structured seminars for face-to-face meetings with themes, presentations and discussions to be held in each partner city and thus give each of the partners a hosting opportunity. Each seminar will have similar structure and will be devoted to the specific aspect of impact of culture on: citizenship, economy and tourism development, governance policies, public space, the policy of sustainable development and waterfront regeneration.
Project's overall goals:
- to train partner organisations to identify and develop the impact of culture on diverse aspects of waterfront regeneration e.g. volunteering/civil society involvement, public space/city planning, environment, sustainable development, governance etc.;
- to study the use of culture and its contribution to the development of European societies, social inclusion and increased civic engagement;
- to bring together experts and representatives from various sectors for the purpose of exchanging knowledge and experiences, eventually raising the competence of all participants;
- to disseminate the project’s outcomes to contribute to a greater understanding for the role of culture in achieving the EU goal to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.
Culture for Waterfronts project's outcome - Handbook
Culture for Waterfronts film