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ReSTART: Amateo annual conference 2021


Milan, Italy & online
29–30 october 2021

Welcome to the thirteenth Amateo Annual Conference – reSTART – ‘European Culture’s Development (RE)STARTS from the PERIPHERIES’

As we approach the end of the fourth (and final) year of the Arts Take Part programme, we are pleased to let you know that we are proceeding with the Milan event as a ‘hybrid’ conference with both face to face and online access!

The conference on EUROPEAN CULTURE’S DEVELOPMENT (RE)STARTS FROM THE PERIPHERIES will take place from 29th-30th October 2021 in Milan, Italy and online.

Peripheries are not just a local, regional or national theme, but a global one and their creative industries do have the potential to thrive, contributing to the reshaping of the cities. Culture and amateur arts, for instance, can offer original approaches for tackling what are often referred to as social problems, developing positive relationships between people from different backgrounds, nationalities and neighborhoods and helping urban regeneration and social cohesion.

This will be the last conference before the end of our four-year “Arts Take Part” project, so it will be great if everyone can join and celebrate with us!

Conference locations:
DAY ONE: Palazzo Castiglioni (Orlando room), corso Venezia 47, Milano (Underground 1 Palestro)
DAY TWO: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Via S. Agnese, 2 (Underground 1 Cadorna)

📍 Map of hotels and conference locations

Arrival date: Thursday, 28th October

Friday 29th October

10:00 – Opening & welcome

10:30 – Keynote speeches and discussion
Beate Kegler (Germany) – biography
Tamara Schoppert (Netherlands) – biography
Moderated by Jim Tough, Amateo

12:00 – Best practice examples of work from across Europe
– The common in community, Blaž Babnik Romaniuk (Slovenia)
– Towards a cultural system in the peripheries of Milan, by Giorgio Bacchiega, CPM (Italy)
– Cultural Stations, Novi Sad, by Violeta Đerković, Novi Sad ECOC 2022 (Serbia)

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Arts Take Part: Growing the Connections
– A presentation of the future plans of Amateo and opportunities to be involved in our work

15:00 – Cultural field trip in Milan

16:30 – Free time

18:00 – Amateo Award ceremony 2021 (special event)
– followed by dinner and social gathering

Saturday 30th October

10:00 – Workshops (choose one)
See details of the workshops

13:00 – Lunch

14:30 – Dream session
– Presentation of good ideas and proposals for cooperation

15:30 – Speed dating
– Networking opportunity to develop potential international cooperation

16:30 – Close

Departure date: Sunday 31st October


If you are planning to attend please ensure that you meet all the travel requirements that you require for entry to Italy and return to your home nation.

Event hosted by:
Amateo – The European Network for Active Participation in Culture
Consulta Periferie Milano

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