An international conference on the “Notion of Culture as a Force for Economic Growth: New Approach for South Caucasus” will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on September 26-28, within the framework of the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Culture programme. Interested speakers are invited to send their papers before 30 June.
Although the concept of culture for economic development has been internationally accepted, it is still a relatively new approach for the South Caucasus Countries, though the potential of the field is promising. The international conference “Notion of Culture as a Force for Economic Growth: New Approach for South Caucasus”, aims to introduce the notion of “culture economics” for South Caucasus Countries, to share Western professional experience and to raise public awareness on the perspectives of culture-economy integrated approach.
The conference will include five sessions led by internationally recognized experts in the field of:
- Creativity and Innovation as an impetus for development
- Traditions and Cultural Heritage as a source for development
- Creative/Cultural Industries and their Economic Potential
- Cultural Policies towards Economic Development
- The Role of Crafts in Creative Economy
For participation please send a short CV and abstract (maximum 300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is June 30, 2013. The selected candidates will be contacted by Mid July 2013
The €12 million Eastern Partnership Culture Programme aims at assisting the partner countries in their cultural policy reform at government level, as well as capacity building and improving professionalism of cultural operators in the region. It seeks to strengthen regional cultural links and dialogue within the Eastern Partnership region, and between the EU and ENP Eastern countries' cultural networks and actors.
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