Forum “Promoting Diversity of Cultural Expression in the UK”

Dear Participants,

We are currently preparing the follow up event of the Forum for Young Leaders on Cultural Policy, which was organised by the UK Coalition for Cultural Diversity (UKCCD) on June 4th at City University in London.

The Forum “Promoting Diversity of Cultural Expression in the UK” will take place on 10 December 2010 from 2-5pm at the same location – City University in London.

How can UNESCO’s Convention strengthen UK Cultural Policy? Based on a  CALL FOR SUBMISSION   of ideas as to how the Convention might be implemented in the UK and what the role of the U40 group might be, a core group of 20  participants will be identified who will then take the idea forward. Please find the call including all necessary information attached to this e-mail. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2010. Please note that due to a very limited budget for the event we will ask for a £5 cover charge.

The U40 group we are now planning to establish for the UK offers young people Under 40 – postgraduates, PhD students, young professionals, and similarly qualified experts – the opportunity to participate in the international debate on Cultural Diversity and the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression (2005). The U40 group in the UK will advance action to further the aims of UNESCO’s Convention, a unique instrument for international cultural policy and exchange which puts culture at the centre of development agendas.

Please join our Facebook page which will be updated regularly before the event:!/pages/Young-Cultural-Professionals-Forum-on-Cultural-Diversity/117323031620856

Should you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to get in touch!

With kind regards,

Ulla-Alexandra Mattl

Downloads: U40_Group_UK_Statement_of_Interest_10_Dec

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