Re.Cri.Re Regional Conference “How can European decision-makers take into account culture in their interventions?” – Strasbourg, France 23rd March 2018

A Regional Seminar (France, Neatherland, Belgium, Liechtenstein) was organised at the Strasbourg, 23/03/2018 at Place du quartier blanc, Hôtel du Département- Conseil Général du Bas-Rhin, 67000 Strasbourg (France).
Alfonso Santarpia (Aix-Marseille Université) was main coordinator of this seminar with active participation of ALDA (Association Européenne pour la Démocratie Locale Antonella Valmorbida, Agatha de la Tour, Giulia Albertoni), University of Amsterdam (Prof. Paul De Beer) and MOUVEMENT EUROPEEN-PARIS (Anne Dieterlen, Member of Mouvement Européen-Paris).
The title of this regional seminar was “How can European decision-makers take into account culture in their interventions?”. The goal of this seminar was to present the main results of RE.CRI.RE project with a specific focus on the political actions to make for a social change.

Alfonso SANTARPIA was the moderator of the seminar.
As invited policy speaker we had M. Rémi Bertrand, (Vice-President du Conseil Départemental du Bas-Rhin). He presented his idea on the European feelings and the directions for the future (policy centred on the real social link in real context).

The seminar was organized in 3 times:

  1. A theoretical moment where Sergio Salvatore (scientific coordinator of RE.CRI.RE video-conference) presented the general idea of the project, a moment where Alfonso Santarpia (Aix Marseille Université) explained the details and the results concerning Symbolic Universes following the recent publication on the PlosOne (a famous scientific journal);
  2. A case-study moment where Paul de Beer (University of Amsterdam) told “ The role of social actors in policy making. Lessons of Dutch temp sector”;
  3. In another moment, ALDA and MOUVEMENT EUROPEEN-PARIS presented their concrete social activities;
  4. A pratical moment, where the participants were divided in 4 working group according to 4 main topics (Migration, Education, European Identity, Employement). This practical moment allowed to collect several suggestion and to specify the topics. Each facilitator/moderator stimulated European participants to have a concrete definition of the topic, an articulation with symbolic universes and finally, new and innovative ideas for the policy.

At the end Giulia Albertoni presented the future of project RE.CRI.RE (dates to save and the idea of the an European Observatory).

Useful links:
Seminar Program (french version)