10:00  – 10:30                   Welcome


Opening Statement “Financing Culture – Strategies and Models”

George Kalamantis, Head of Directorate of Visual Arts, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

 10:30 – 13:00                    Session I: Recommendations for Innovative Financing of Creative Industries and                                                   Cultural Urban Development


Presentations on financing interventions in two of the most important areas of the culture and development sector – creative industries and cultural urban development - will serve as the basis for a roundtable debate to determine some of the major challenges that might arise in applying innovative sources and delivery mechanisms of development finance to the arts and culture sectors. Recommendations will be developed on how new incentives and approaches to financing - including pooling private and public revenue streams to scale up activities - might be applied successfully for the benefit of development partners on the ground.


Part A –Presentations 

Private Investment for CCIs: Broad Outlines of the HIVOS Creative Start-Up Fund, Jaap Spreeuwenberg, HIVOS


CKU’s Development of Creative Industries: Design Network Africa and Other Examples, Jakob Myschetzky, Danish Center for Culture and Development


Innovative Investments in Arts and Culture - To What End? Lessons Learned, Idriss Nor, Stichting DOEN


Culture and Urban Development: DEVCO’s Advocacy and Support, Philippe Peyredieu du Charlat, EC - DEVCO B4


The Spanish Contribution to Heritage Development in Latin America, Eduardo Narbona Algara, AECID



11:15 – 11:30                      COFFEE BREAK


Part B   - Roundtable Discussion 

Part C  - Review of Recommendations


13:00 – 14:30                       LUNCH

14:30 – 15:30               Session II: Exploring Donor Collaborations for Strengthening Development Policies                                               in Arts and Culture


This session will look at how collaborations among development donors might help increase the effectiveness of activities aimed at strengthening a number of development policies and agendas. It will look in particular at the 2005 UNESCO Convention and at the role of culture in the post-2015 development agenda. Presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion among all participants.


Technical Assistance for Cultural Governance: The UNESCO EU Expert Facility Project, Danielle Cliche, UNESCO


Culture, Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue and Development at the UN - Outreach to Civil Society, Azza Karam, UNFPA



15:30 – 15:45                       COFFEE BREAK

15:45 – 16:30                     Session III: Knowledge for Financing the Arts, Cultural and Creative Sectors in                                                      Africa  


An open roundtable discussion among all participants, this session will explore which forms of knowledge-building and sharing already exist and which still need to be created in order to optimize the effectiveness of arts and culture-related donor interventions on the African continent. Participants will use examples of their work to discuss types and methods of building and sharing knowledge.

 16:30 – 17:00                       Session IV: Presentations on Culture in EU Programming in Partner Countries


Creative Europe, Anna Kedziorek, DG EAC

Eastern Partnership Culture Programme and the Design of the EaP Culture Programme, Phase II, Alessandro Leone, DEVCO F3

Cultural Heritage Research in Horizon 2020, Ekaterini Hambouri, DG RTD





Eduardo Narbona AlgaraHead of Area of Cultural Cooperation

Spanish Agency for Development and Cooperation

Gemma CarboProject Coordinator, Applied Practical Learning Project – MDG-Fund

UNESCO Chair for Cultural Policies and Development, University of Girona, Spain

Laura Giulia Cassio 

DG EAC, Unit E1 - Cultural policy and Intercultural Dialogue

Philippe Peyredieu du CharlatHead of Culture Sector

EuropeAid, EC

Danielle ClicheChief of Section of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions


Erica EyrichDirector

Arts Investment Forum

Cristina Isabel da Costa Pinto FaustinoChief of Cabinet of Cultural Cooperation

Camões, Portuguese Institute for Language and Cooperation

Kamila GawronskaInformation Officer


Ekaterini HambouriResearch Programme Officer


Antonio Clemente HernandezQuality Management Officer

Urban Development,   Infrastructures, Networks EuropeAid Co-operation Office, EC

Laila HouraniProgram Officer

Ford Foundation, Cairo

Frédéric JacqueminDirector



George KalamantisDirector of Visual Arts

DG of Contemporary Culture, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports 

Ida de Kat-van MeursDeputy Head, International Cultural Policy Unit

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

Daniel Keck 


Anna KedziorekPolicy Officer

DG EAC, Unit for Cultural Policy and Intercultural Dialogue, EC

Helena KovarikovaDirector


Alessandro LeoneProgram Manager

EuropeAid, EC

Sophie LeverinkSenior Advisor, Arts and Culture


Cato LitangenDirector



Chrystelle LucasProgramme Manager

DEVCO, Neighbourhood South

Delphine MunroHead of Arts

European Investment Bank Institute

Idriss NorProgramme Manager, Culture and Media International

Stichting DOEN

Rocio Martin Laborda BergasaHead of Service of Cultural Activities

Spanish Agency for Development and Cooperation

Bjorn MaesProgramme Manager, Southern Africa, Kenya


Jakob MyschetzkyInternational Director

Danish Center for Culture and Development

Eleni NikolaidouExpert Advisor

Hellenic Aid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece

Michelle Dominique RaymondAssistant Director General (tbc)

Secretary of the ACP Group of States

Denise RichertProgramme Manager

Regional Programme Sub-Saharan Africa and ACP-wide, DEVCO, EC

Jaap SpreeuwenbergProgramme Developer Private Sector


Molly SteinlageConsultant


Alice ThomannProgramme Officer, Team Culture & Development

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Beka VucoRegional Director, Western Balkans

Open Society Foundations

Eleanor Woodhouse

DG EAC, Unit for Cultural Policy and Intercultural Dialogue, EC

Anna ZambranoExpert

Italian Agency for Cooperation



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