According to the French Coalition for Cultural Diversity, the future of European policies supporting creation and cultural diversity is under threat, and the upcoming trade negotiations between Europe and the U.S. are casting a shadow over Europe’s cultural landscape.
Responding to this situation, the French Coalition will hold a discussion on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier. The theme will be "Cultural Exception: 2.0, or back to zero?" The Coalition invites French and European participants (creators, managers, policymakers, and others) to come discuss the issue.
Stakeholders who plan to attend include Pascal Albrechtskirchinger, European Institutions delegate at Zweites Deutsches Fersehen (Germany’s national public television broadcaster); Nuno Fonseca, consultant at Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual (Portuguese Film Institute); Costa-Gavras, filmmaker and President of Cinémathèque française; Radu Mihaileanu, filmmaker; Jean-Paul Salomé, filmmaker and President of Unifrance; Carole Tongue, former Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the U.K. Coalition for Cultural Diversity, and a partner at CSPH International, a strategy consulting firm specializing in public affairs; Jacques Toubon, former French Minister of Culture and Communication and French delegate for taxation for cultural goods and services; and Henri Weber, Member of the European Parliament.
For further information, see the website of the French Coalition for Cultural Diversity.