MEDHUB event: Creatively Activating Young Citizens

Creatively activating young citizens

@Poligon, Ljubljana
29 May 2019, 10 - 12 am

In the aftermath of the EU elections, we will dig into the potential of cultural and creative industries to boost active intercultural citizenship among the young. What opportunities and what barriers exist? What are the good practices that we can build on? Who and how can better connect active and creative youth in an international context? 

With a special focus on the Euro-Mediterranean region, representatives from policy, university and creative spheres will discuss to what extent cultural and creative sectors can be the drivers of social change. Their potential to ensure the development of cities and societies at large has widely been recognised. The same goes for their role in empowering young citizens by creating economic opportunities and promoting the values, such as human rights, democracy, social cohesion and intercultural and intergenerational dialogue. The discussion will leave us with a list of policy recommendations for decision-makers in the wider Euro-Mediterranean region as well as recommendations on how to improve study curricula dealing with Euro-Mediterranean affairs.

Keynote speech on creative activism by Rűta Vimba (Mašta Collective).

With inspiring guests from all around the Mediterranean:

Mohammed Elrazzaz (Union for the Mediterranean),
Paul Walton (Anna Lindh Foundation),
Primož Kristan, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia
Dr. Guiseppe Borruso (University of Trieste)
Dr. Mounir Ghribi (OGS Italy)
Dr. Danica Purg (IEDC)
Dr. Alenka Fikfak (Faculty of Architecture Ljubljana)
Samer Yamani (Creative Dialogue)
Nataša Zavolovšek (Exodos Ljubljana)
Romana Zajec (Zavod APIS)
Žiga Vrtačič (Danes je nov dan, Parlameter).

Moderated by Miha Šuštaršič, STA.

Followed by a Mediterranean lunch buffet at 12 am to continue with informal exchanges.