Statement of Lisboa
Wednesday 31 May 2017
LIKE was in Lisbon for the second act of its [R]evolution : La Rencontre de Lisboa - What kind of cooperation for culture?
With more than 50 participants of 15 nationalities, 18 high-profile speakers (including the Minister of Culture of Portugal and the Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions ! ), 8 presentations of projects and 2 presentations of cultural strategies by the City of Lisboa and the City of Almada, two members of our networks, LIKE is very thankful to all those who have made this event a true success. Thank you all so much for making this an informative, debative and inspirational event !
La Rencontre de Lisboa has demonstrated the need, logics and added-value of European cultural cooperation, and LIKE is looking forward to continuing this first step with further common reflections and projects. As you will read in our Statement of Lisbon below, LIKE wants to put cooperation back at the heart of its work - and the ways in which our network will be engaging with cooperation in the future will be further discussed during our General Assembly in Berlin. Just a short reminder : in Berlin, our members will be called on to express their wishes with the future roadmap of LIKE (2017-2020), and will be expected to vote accordingly for the renewal of our Board. Before so, there are still 3 remaining [R]evolutionary events: Le Rendez-vous de Leeds, at the end of this month; Le Rendez-Vous d'Aarhus, mid-September, and Le Rendez-vous de Paris, in October. Chairman, Board members and the team of LIKE : we are all looking forward to your contributions!