Thank You for Project Fair in Riga!

Thank you again very much for your participation in Riga projects fair. We were really happy, together with our Latvian colleagues, to welcome you all 70 participants, coming from 11 different countries, during these 3 days.

To follow up with contacts and content developed during this meeting, you can hereby find and download presentations, photos etc. We also would be happy to have your feed back on this event, to help us prepare the next one better. We would appreciate if you can take 3 minutes of your time to fill up this quick evaluation form. It will be very helpful!

Kind wishes and a wonderful summer!




Designing our Job Exchange Programme

Methodology, from ideas to practice

Project Bank

Rural development

Skills bank

Tapis PLein - F Vantomme presentation. ICH contemporary framework for safeguarding traditional culture

ENCC Riga - EUROPEAN strategy and funds

Some EU programme of interest for ENCC members

Photos from the meeting are available on our Facebook Fanpage: ENCC Fanpage

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Short description:

What is the role and place of the diversity of local cultures, heritage and traditions in our contemporary and multicultural context? How may the dialogue between past and present, local and global, singular and collective be a source of resilience and creativity for our European societies? How do we take this diversity into account in our cultural institutions as well as in our democratic models? Such issues take an even greater topicality at a time of tension between globalisation, erosion of social link and temptations of identitarian closures in Europe.

Cultural Centres have a wide diversity of practices regarding local cultures, traditional arts and heritage. How do they support citizens and cultural communities in enhancing their singularity and in connecting with others? How do they foster critical thinking, emancipation and debate to sustain shared visions?

This Project Fair will allow to address these subjects from the rich Latvian perspective, but also with a diversity of European and International approaches. The programme features a mix of plenary conference, participative workshops and networking times in order to stimulate inspiration, share ideas and practices, build projects and partnerships.

The Project Fair will be a great opportunity to connect with the dynamism of Latvian cultural and creative stakeholders. Beyond the specific topic of ‘Roots in contemporary societies', we will propose you some specific spaces to build new interconections and capacities: Skills bank, Project Bank, European projects. We are also eager to share with you the last developments in our programmes and projects, in which we hope to get you involve: BECC staff exchange programme, Reccord, Rural development, audience development...

We are look forward seeing you in Riga !


Additionally you can find here some Food for thought around the topic:

Constantin Petcou

Homi Bhabha

We also recommend you to visit the "The 44th traditional Applied Arts Fair" at the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum on 06.06.2015.
The 44th traditional Applied Arts Fair at the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum gathers thousands of most skilful craftsmen from all regions of Latvia - blacksmiths, wickerwork masters, weavers, potters, tailors, wood carvers, leather craftsmen, lapidaries and knitters. The Applied Arts Fair at the Ethnographic Open Air Museum is the largest annual fair in Latvia. Its visitors will be able to enjoy performances by various vocalists, dancers, instrumental artists and folk ensembles from all regions of the country. The fair will also feature a wide assortment of Latvian national cuisine.

More information about the 44th traditional Applied Arts Fair



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