Ostend Meeting, September 2012
On the 27th and 28th of September 2012 the city of Ostend (Belgium) is host to the partners of the Grundtvig Learning Partnership ‘Culture for Waterfronts’. The following partners are taking part: Impact Foundation (Poland), Intercult (Sweden), Associazione Culturale ONDADURTO TEATRO (Italy), EGEAC – Impresa de Gestão de Equipamentos e Animação Cultural, EEM (Portugal), SPO Wien – SPO Wiener Bildung (Austria) and InnoPolis – Centre for Innovation and Culture (Greece).
During the meeting partners will focus on the ‘ Impact of culture on citizenship: digital and multimedia skills triggering community sense’. On day one participants will learn about ‘Ostend: ID of a town and Culture for Waterfronts’. How does the local community deal with these challenges? How can urban planning, waterfronts and public space make a difference in culture for waterfronts? Both NGO’s and public servants share their stories and best practices. In the afternoon participants set out to discover Culture for Waterfronts on various locations in town. In the evening there is time to reflect.
On day two participants will focus on the Flemish ‘model’. How does the government, the local authority and the public library tackle the challenges? How do you get citizens to participate? How do you improve their digital literacy? How do you get citizens to share content? How does the story of a local community become their story? How can a local authority contribute to informal learning? Time to listen and to participate with stakeholders, learners and mentors.