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Brussels : a study day in Brussels regarding the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

On December 1, 2010, the Flemish Research Centre on International Policy (Steunpunt Ondernemen en International Ondernemen) and the Centre for Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication (IBBT-SMIT), with the support of the Flemish UNESCO Commission, will hold a study day in Brussels regarding the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

This day will be devoted to discussing the changes that have occurred since the Convention was adopted, marking its 5th anniversary (October 20, 2010), and considering possible future developments. The program will include discussions on interinstitutional dialectics between UNESCO and the WTO, E.U. external trade relations and cultural cooperation protocols, and the role of civil society.

The study day will bring together academics, policy makers, and media practitioners to discuss a number of fundamental topics related to the past, present, and future of the Cultural Diversity Convention. Ample space is foreseen for debate and discussion among the speakers and the audience.

For the full program, visit the IBBT-SMIT website.

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