Opening Meeting

24.10.2008 - 26.10.2008
İstanbul


Cultural administrators, academicians and civil society organization representatives from Antakya, Çanakkale and Kars met in Istanbul...

The “Strategies for Local Cultural Policies” project carried out in partnership with Istanbul Bilgi University (BİLGİ), Anadolu Kültür (AK), the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the Boekman Foundation began in February 2008. The first meeting with broad participation for the three-year project that would go on to organize trainings, meetings and projects in the cities of Antakya, Çanakkale and Kars from 2008 to 2010 was held from 24 to 26 October 2008 at santralistanbul.

The meeting, attended in addition to cultural administrators, academicians and civil society organization representatives from Antakya, Çanakkale and Kars also by participants from leading cultural institutions of Istanbul and the Netherlands, aimed to enable a comprehensive sharing of experiences and create a projection for the future for the cities within the scope of the project.

Gottfried Wagner, Director of the European Cultural Foundation and Daniël Stork, Cultural Attaché at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Istanbul contributed to the meeting with their speeches which was hosted by the Cultural Policies and Management Unit of the Istanbul Bilgi University Department of Cultural Management. The meeting was held at the E4-305 hall of santralistanbul on 24-26 October 2008.