How the unelected are shaping your future lives

How the unelected are shaping your future lives, tearing down your historical cultures and spreading the word of sameness throughout the new empire…

What this is costing taxpayers god only knows…  All those public service employee attendees from the target groups,

The Conference is aimed at senior policy-makers, practitioners and researchers who operate at national, regional and local levels, and who are responsible for the content, management or implementation of cultural policies.

you are paying for their time off to attend these conferences.. while the real front line services are facing budget cuts because the unelected are spending your taxes like water…

What am I talking about?

Media advisory – 083(2010)

A New Paradigm for Culture ?

International Conference: “Culture and the policies of change”

Dates: 6-7 September 2010

Location: Brussels, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), rue Belliard 99.

Organisation: Council of Europe, in co-operation with the European Commission, the

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), Culture Action Europe, The Budapest Observatory, International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), the European Cultural Foundation. The event is also supported by the Communauté française de Belgique, the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, and the Allianz Kulturstiftung.

Description: A new policy for culture ? While strategies and priorities are under review due to the current financial crisis and to a re-orientation of public interest, the state’s role as substantial provider of culture is questioned. There is an urgent need to re-think current methods and practices, taking into account world-wide cultural market forces and shifts in global values. The Conference will take stock of the direct impact of significant cuts to cultural budgets and institutions in 2011 and beyond, exploring alternative governance models, new forms of partnerships and multistakeholder approaches to meet arising challenges. Mainstreaming culture and optimising diversity policies are further hot topics offered by this forum.

Key-note speaker: Jeremy Rifkin, Founder and President Economic Trends Foundation, on Monday, September 6th (13h45 – 15h30).

Target group: The Conference is aimed at senior policy-makers, practitioners and researchers who operate at national, regional and local levels, and who are responsible for the content, management or implementation of cultural policies.
Background: The Council of Europe’s CultureWatchEurope Platform (CWE) promotes culture as “the soul of democracy” by offering an innovative and evidence-based overview of culture, heritage and media developments in Europe. CultureWatchEurope adds value to the Organisation’s existing information tools, programmes and methods by linking them and by inviting civil society to contribute. CultureWatchEurope is value based, responsive, and aware: devised to pinpoint developments, difficulties, and good practices so that cultural governance and policy making can be enhanced Europe-wide, from a human rights perspective. Key words in this mission are: transparency, access and participation, respect for identity and diversity, intercultural dialogue and cultural rights.

Media contact:

Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04; mob.: +33 6 86 32 10 giuseppe.zaffuto@coe.int.

Council of Europe Directorate of Communication
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 60
Fax:+33 (0)3 88 41 39 11
pressunit@coe.int

www.coe.int

Had enough of this kind of crap, I know I have.

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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2 Responses to How the unelected are shaping your future lives

  1. Roger Thornhill says:

    “There is an urgent need to re-think current methods and practices, taking into account world-wide cultural market forces and shifts in global values”

    has it ever occurred to them to, you know, stop what they are doing?* Has it occurred to them that culture can get along nicely on it’s own? They are so utterly convinced that they are a “good” and not a “necessary evil”, the latter requiring one to constantly review with an intent to cease and desist.

    * roughly speaking: FOaD.

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