10.09.2009 -

Networks – The Evolving Aspects of Culture in the 21st Century

To mark its 20th anniversary, the Culturelink Network will hold the Third World Culturelink Conference under the title "Networks – The Evolving Aspects of Culture in the 21st Century", to be held from 13 to 15 November 2009 in Zagreb, Croatia. The event is organised with the support of UNESCO Office in Venice, Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (Hivos), Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Croatia; Ministry of Culture, Croatia 
The conference will bring together Culturelink Network's members, researchers, professionals, and others who perceive networking as one of the most intriguing phenomenon of contemporary culture. 

The Conference will aim at investigating the role and relevance that cultural networks hold for cultural development. A retrospective overview of the cultural networks phenomena in the past 20 years will pose as grounds for debate on new perspectives of cultural networking in the 21st century. Special consideration will be given to issues regarding the position of cultural networks within cultural policies structures, as well as to the effective usage of innovative ICT and networking applications that significantly develop the modes and scopes of activities of cultural networks. 

The event will include discussions on the promotion and affirmation of cultural diversity and intercultural communication through networking processes and will closely look at case studies from all regions of the world, thus providing comparative examples and experiences on a global level. 

Conference languages are Croatian, English, French and Spanish. 
Contact: Conference Secretariat, Culturelink/IMO 
e-mail: clinkconf@irmo.hr 
website : http://www.culturelink.org/clinkconf.html 

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