The International Conference on Cultural Diversity, Civil Society and International Cultural Cooperation will be held June 3 and 4, 2013, in Zagreb, Croatia.
Organized jointly by Culturelink and the Centre for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo, in cooperation with the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, this conference aims to analyze cultural diversity as the principal challenge of our time. Cultural diversity being a source of creativity and innovation for development, the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions will be at the centre of the Conference program.
The Conference will be structured in four thematic round tables:
Many countries in the world have coalitions for cultural diversity representing professional cultural and artistic civil society organizations. The coalitions advocate the importance of culture and the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions, as formulated in UNESCO's Convention. In light of this, the conference will also focus on the following question: does civil society in Southeast European countries have an interest in the creation of coalitions for cultural diversity in the region?
For more information on the conference and to browse its program (available as of May 10), please visit Culturelink website.