La Rencontre de Mons 2015

Current | 05.06.2015. 05:20

Virtual Culture, Real Responsibilities: Which Concrete Applications Today?

Mons, Belgium, 18 – 20 June 2015

The Association Les Rencontres announces the organisation of its next conference in Mons, Belgium, the European Capital of Culture 2015. La rencontre de Mons, entitled Virtual Culture, Real Responsibilities: Which Concrete Applications Today?, will be held on 18 - 20 June 2015.

The orientations proposed by the European Commission as far as cultural issues go are strongly troubling. They are questioning again our system of values: copyright, linguistic and cultural special features, the financing of cultural works, and fiscal harmonisation.

The philosophy of culture is implicated, a heritage that will be replaced by a world in which the word "industry" is more important than the word "cultural". The words "demand" and "entertainment" will be more important than the words "offer" and "culture". Does Europe still have a cultural ambition?

For more information, please contact: Les Rencontres, European Association of Cities and Regions for Culture, 165, Boulevard de la Liberté 59000 Lille, France; tel.:+33 (0)3 20 85 14 15; e-mail:

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