ELIA turned 20 today! 12 October 2010

20 years ago, at the conference Imagination and Diversity in Amsterdam, ELIA was born. Those were momentous times. During the preparations, the Berlin Wall came down. When the conference started on 3 October, it was also the day of the German unification. And one year later, we were first accross the Iron Curtain with the Strangers and Brothers conference in Budapest. It seems like a long time. Actually it\'s just 20 years. Read more »

Peer Power in print 22 September 2010

The artesnet project will officially end on 30 September. The findings of three years of collaborative work have been gathered in artesnetEurope: Peer Power! The Future of Higher Arts Education in Europe. After months of hard work, the book is now running off the presses. Joke, our designer, put some pictures on her blog today to give us some foretaste. Read more »

Peter de Graeve on creating Schools of Art in Flanders 15 September 2010

In today's newsletter of the Faculty of Arts and Architecture, formerly IvOK, Leuven, dean Peter de Graeve reacts on the bill on Higher Education recently approved by Flemish parliament. Read more »

ELIA's comments on the Green Paper 30 July 2010

Comments from the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) on the Green Paper \'Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries\' Brussels COM (2010) 183 Read more »

EC Green Paper: Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries 18 May 2010

Last month, on 27 April, the European Commission launched its Green Paper Unlocking the Potential of Cultural and Creative Industries for public consultation. For the first time ever a European Policy Paper on the cultural and creative industries has been published. It is also for the first time that it mentions the role of the art schools. With the Green Paper the Education & Culture DG aims a debate on requirements of a stimulating creative environment for the cultural and creative industries. It includes multiple perspectives, ranging from creating a business environment to the need to open up a common European space for culture, to capacity building and skills development. Read more »

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