An unmissable resource centre of cultural and artistic innovation in Europe, Banlieues d’Europe brings together 300 international active partners and 5000 contacts in Europe. The network is constituted of cultural actors, artists, militants, social workers, local councillors and researchers. Their joint objective is to exchange practices and information and to get away from isolation in order to valorise cultural action projects in deprived neighbourhoods with excluded communities.
Every year, Banlieues d’Europe organises the Annual Meeting of the network in a different European town (Brussels, Glasgow, Belfast, Antwerp, Munich, Lyon…)
Acting as a European exchange platform, the network meetings enable culture, town policies, social work, town development and research professionals to meet together and to reflect in depth on the problems linked to their practices.
Amongst the themes already discussed are : Culture and Conflict / Nomad Communities, Culture in Movement / Cultural Diversity in Action / Urban Transformations and New Cultural Practices in European Neighbourhoods.
The network also organises seminars on themes such as: - New Urban Festivals; The Relationship Between Cultural Venues and Inhabitants in a Given Territory; Hip Hop Dance, History and Perspectives; The Inter-Cultural Dialogue in Actions in the Euro-Mediterranean Space.
Since 2008, on the last Monday of each month, Banlieues d’Europe invites a European partner to its headquarters in Lyon for a meeting/debate with actors from the region, followed by a convivial moment: urban renewal, memory and immigration.
Bi-monthly publication of an electronic newsletter (in French and English), packed with information on the network projects, cultural news in Europe, numerous Calls for Partners, pet projects, etc.
Actions and co-operative projects on-line !
RESEARCH AND EXPERTISE
Banlieues d’Europe participates in different research projects at European level. The network brings its support to the identification of practices in European cultural institutions and artists, and provides an interface with university research. Banlieues d’Europe is also solicited for expertise in Europe: - Urbact programmes, DG Education-Culture, DG Social Affairs.
Training courses offered by Banlieues d’Europe are aimed at professionals in the social and cultural sector, enabling them to acquire the necessary tools for cultural and inter-cultural mediation through different theoretical bases and practices. The courses alternate between university researchers, field actors, and public policy officials, chosen at European level.
Through its new Resource Centre in Lyon, Banlieues d’Europe welcomes cultural actors and enables co-operation at European level for the setting up of innovative projects implicating inhabitants. The network also replies to requests for exchange propositions at European level.
Banlieues d’Europe supports the development and the activities of the antenna of the network in Romania.
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Events Calendar10 / 2021