Press Release 22 April 2015

The International Independent Arts Council – IARC in collaboration with the Arts Council of Greece - ACG, for the sixth consecutive year, organizes a one-day conference entitled:


Topics for discussion and presentations:
Sustainable Cultural Economy Models
Arts, Culture, Creative Industries and Employment
Financial Crisis and Cultural Awareness

The conference, has been an established event and takes place every year since 2009. This year will be held at the ACROPOLIS MUSEUM, AUDITORIUM (Metro Acropolis Museum) on Friday, 15th of May, 2015, commencing at 14:00, and ending at18:30. The Admission is free, registration is required. For your online registration please visit the conference site on, alternatively you could register simply by sending us an email at writing down your name-surname, profession and email address.

Organising Committee and Bookings
Registration URL:

Location: Acropolis Museum, Auditorium
Address: 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 11742
Tel: +30 210 9000900

The members and friends of the IARC will be at your disposal for any further enquiries. Please also visit our websites and , and/or use our email addresses and .

The conference is under the Auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religion and the Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Maritime Affairs and Tourism.

We will be pleased to see you at the conference.

The Organizers

6th ICCED ATHENS 2015, 15th OF MAY
 Sustainable Cultural Economy Models
Arts, Culture, Creative Industries and Employment
Financial crisis and cultural awareness
13:30-14:00 Reception - Registry*
Conference Commences:
Welcome Speech: Fokion Zaimis, Board Member ACG
Coordination: Panayiotis Neufelt Founder-President IARC & ACG  
 14:20-14:40 Greetings(confirmation expected):
Nikos Ksydakis**, Minister of Culture
Elena Koundoura**, Minister of Tourism
 14:45-15:05 1st  Lecture, Panayiotis Neufelt (Greece and UK),
 Founder & President of the International Independent Arts Council
& the Arts Council of Greece.
"Cultural Economy Μοdels, New Cultural Order, Evaluations and Redefinitions."
2nd Lecture, Professor Dr Wolfgang Schneider (Germany),
Director of the Department for Cultural Policy of the University of Hildesheim
UNESCO-Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development
"Cultural Policy and Processes of Transformation.The Role of Creativity for the Development of Societies".
 15:35-15;55 3rd Lecture, Professor Dr Xavier Greffe (France),Professor of Economics at the University Paris I - Sorbonne World Intellectual Property Organisation WIPO, UNESCO & European Union  "Cultural Jobs in the Long Term: What redistribution?"
 16:00-16:20 4th Lecture, Professor Dr Nikos Leandros (Greece),Professor of Economics with specialization in Economics of Media and Culture Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University "Culture as Enabler and Driver of Development a Toolkit for Greece."
 16:25-16:45 5th Lecture, Professor Dr Andy C Pratt (UK), Cultural Economy, Department of Culture & Creative Industries School of Arts & Social Sciences, City University London, Specialist Advisor for the EU, UNESCO, UNCTAD, WIPO, and the British Council. "Local Capacity Building and the Resilient Cultural Economy."
 16:50-17:10 6th Lecture, Professor Dr Jorge Cerveira Pinto (Portugal), EU external programme expert. INOVA Agency Executive Director. National Coordinator of the“Criativida de Portugal, Sector Cultural e Criativo” Programme
"Could Culture and the Arts Turn the Crisis into Opportunities? An European Perspective."
17:15-18:15 Interventions – Questions – Discussion
18:20-18:30 Closing – Conclusions
* Admission will be free for speakers or participants and the audience              ** To be confirmed
Under the Auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture,Education and Religion and the Hellenic Ministry Economy, Infrastructures, Maritime Affairs and Tourism.
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