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11.00-13.00 | Culture Action Europe Board meeting (internal)

14.00-17.00 | Culture Action Europe Members Forum (members only)

Location: Dreispitz

18.00-18.30 | Beyond the Obvious 2019 | Registration 

Location: Konzil, Konstanz

18.30-19.15 | Welcome speeches

Dr. Andreas Osner - Deputy Mayor for Social affairs, Education, Sport, Health and Culture, City of Konstanz

Martha Monstein - Head of Cultural Office, Canton Thurgau

Robert Manchin - President of Culture Action Europe

Moderation: Regine Helbling (Visarte) and Alex Meszmer (CAE)


19.15-19.45 | Opening talk

Sarantos Georgios Zervoulakos - Theatre Director

19.45-22.00 | Opening dinner


09.00-09.30 | Registration opens Location: Dreispitz

09.30-09.45 | Welcome

Tere Badia - Secretary General of Culture Action Europe

Dorena Raggenbass - Stadträtin, Kreuzlingen

09.45-10.30 | Non-urban territories and culture: what are we talking about?

Piotr Michałowski - Member of the Board, European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC)

Isabelle Battioni - Secretary General of Association des Centres culturels de rencontre (ACCR)

Yanina Taneva - Deputy CEO and founder, Ideas Factory

Tom Jones - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Christian Jelk - Visarte Vice-President

Martha MonsteinHead of Cultural Office, Canton Thurgau

Moderator: Jordi Baltá, Agenda 21 for Culture

10.30-11.15 | Coffee/Tea and take away lunch

11.15-14.45 | Walking the territories ICulture Crops is a conference on the road. Various thematic itineraries are proposed to the participants in order to experience the diversity of models of practice present in the region. These visits include facilitated debate and exchange between similar practices from other parts of Europe (project dialogues) and offers an opportunity for learning and peer-to-peer exchange.


Public Library Konstanz 

Theatre Konstanz

Kunstraum Kreuzlingen


14.45-15.15 Coffee/Tea break

15.15 -16.45 Project dialogues 

Location: Dreispitz

​Claudia Zeiske - Deveron Projects (UK)

Adela Bertolo - Teatr Brama (PL) 

Fernando  Garcia Dory - INLAND - Campo Adentro (SP)

Claudia Thom - Kunstraum Kreuzlingen (CH)

Ulrike Horn - Public Library Konstanz 

Daniel Morgenroth - Theatre Konstanz

Moderator: Niels RigholtCKI / Center for Kunst & Interkultur

16.45-19.30 [OPEN SPACE] Project Agora, workshops and free spaces for (parallel) meetings 

Location: Dreispitz

Workshop: How to access European funding?

Anja Dietzmann - Creative Europe Desk Germany (in English)

Workshop: KULTURSISTEMA, matrix for mapping and interpreting cultural & creative ecosystems | Association Karraskan

KULTURSISTEMA proposes a matrix (or set of matrices) used for categorisation in order to interpret and map cultural and creative ecosystems. It aims to reflect their diversity in terms of sectors and subsectors, links to the value chain, the typology of agents who are engaged in this area, and the characteristics of the impacts and fundamental returns.

Pilot Cities Workshop

Culture Crops Project Agoraan informal forum showcasing local and European projects acting within the non-urban territories

Space for informal meetings:

18.30 | Culture Action Europe's German Hub meeting

17.30-19.00 | Finger Food/drinks

Optional Evening Programme:

19.00 | Film Screening - Max Bill: The Absolute Eye

Venue: KultX - Hafenstrasse 8, 8280 Kreuzlingen

21.00 | Get together @ Farm (with drinks and a DJ set)

Venue: Bücklestraße 3-5, 78467 Konstanz


09.30-14.30 | Walking the territories II  Projects on the road, followed by project dialogues 

Meeting place: Dobele Busparkplatz, Konstanz

Line I | Visits:



Line I | Project Dialogues:

Location: Gems

Hugo Branco & Jorge Casas - RE:Surface (PT)

Michel Mey - Palp Festival (CH)

Benjamin Kreibich & Annelies Hell - Kulturladen (DE)

Andreas Kämpf - Gems (DE)

Moderator: Lars Ebert, H401

Line II | Visits:

Arenenberg Castle - Napoleon Museum

Transitory Museum of Pfyn

Line II | Project Dialogues:

Location: Transitory Museum of Pfyn

Deirdre O’Mahony - visual artist, the SPUD project and others (IR)

Dritero Kasapi - Riksteatern (SE)

Alex Meszmer - Transitory Museum of Pfyn (CH)

Cristina EgliArenenberg Castle - Napoleon Museum (CH)

Moderator: Cristina Da Milano, ECCOM


Line III | Visits:

Haus zur Glocke

Kartause Ittingen and the Art Museum Thurgau

Line III | Project Dialogues:

Location: Kartause Ittingen 

Andre Sebastian & Desiree Brüning - Tandem (DE-NL)

Markus Landert - Art Museum Thurgau

Judit Villiger - Haus zur Glocke

Joanjo Esteban & Carme Rodriguez - CCCA Tandem

Moderator: Nicholas Anastasopoulos, (NTUA)

14.30-15.00 | Coffee/Tea break 

Location: Dreispitz

15.00-16.30 | Policies for peripheral territories: Harvesting contributions from the participants

Location: Dreispitz

Small group work, each group comes up with one policy recommendation to be presented at the policy panel

16.30-17.30 | Cultural Policies for non-urban territories

Location: Dreispitz

Sabine Verhayen - MEP, CULT Committee Chair, European Parliament (statement)
Pedro Velazquez - Deputy Head, Creative Europe Unit, DG EAC, European Commission
Julie Ward, MEP - S&D, European Parliament
Else Christensen-Redzepovic - Project Manager, Voices of Culture - Structured Dialogue between the European Commission and the cultural sector in Europe
Sandi Paucic - Board member, Pro Kultur Zürich

Moderator: Alex Meszmer (CAE)

17.30 | Closing words from co-organisers

Location: Dreispitz

Optional Evening Programme:

18.00 | Walking Tour - Public Art in Kreuzlingen

Depature Point: Dreispitz


10.00-13.00 | Culture Action Europe Annual General Assembly (members only) 

Location: Dreispitz

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