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On September 28–30, 2009, the second annual Culture Program Conference and the European Culture Forum will take place in Brussels

The European Commission invites everyone to mark their calendars for two events to be held at the end of summer.

The Culture Program Conference on Monday, September 28 will present past and ongoing projects (funded by Culture 2000 and the Culture Program 2007–2013), encouraging exchange of experience and good practice between cultural operators.

The European Culture Forum on September 29–30 aims to bring together around 600 participants from culture and civil society, Member States, and EU institutions to take stock of progress in implementing the European Agenda for Culture.

Over two days, participants will exchange views and experiences regarding the three strategic objectives of the Agenda: cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, culture as a catalyst for creativity, and culture as a vital element in the EU's international relations. Keynote speeches, panel discussions, and workshops will all feed the debate.

A preliminary program and information on how to register are available on the European Commission website.