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European Lab Forum: European Culture Refresh!

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We are a partner in European Lab Forum 2014 on 27-30 May

European Lab Forum is an international professional forum that aims to connect people in the fields of culture, politics, economic and the media who are working to reform entrepreneurial models and cultural policies in Europe. It was launched in Lyon in 2011 by Arty Farty, a non-profit organisation that promotes independent and innovative cultural practices, and is supported by EUROCITIES member Lyon and the EU..

It runs in parallel with Nuits Sonores, an electronic music and digital culture festival attracting some 100,000 visitors to Lyon each year.

European Lab 2014 will focus on ‘Revisiting cultural policies: a new leading generation for Europe’. We are a partner, together with Culture Action Europe and UGLG – Agenda 21 for culture.

We are developing a complete programme of discussions and networking activities for vice mayors in charge of culture and for city culture directors. As well as a private session on local strategies for culture, this will include a panel open to all forum participants on ‘Reinventing local cultural policies: European vice-mayors in charge of culture meet today’s cultural professionals’, during which vice mayors will exchange views with young European professionals on innovative and dynamic approaches in the field of culture

Networking sessions and a visit to Lyon's Confluence district, a unique urban renewal project, are also on the agenda.

Registrations for the European Lab are now open. Find out more on the website:



EUROCITIES staff contact

Julie Herve