La Rencontre de Fontenay-sous-Bois
Monday 05 January 2015
The Association of European Cities and Regions for Culture “Les Rencontres” is pleased to announce the organisation of its next conference “La Rencontre de Fontenay-sous-Bois” to be held in Fontenay-sous-Bois (in the vicinity of Paris) from 05 to 07 March 2015. It will be devoted to the topical theme of: “ARTS / CULTURES / MIGRATIONS”.
In a growing context of populist ideas and behaviours as well as inward-looking nationalisms in the European continent, this conference is aimed towards encouraging participants to consider migrations as sources for artistic enrichment and cultural impact for the European societies.
Every country has been characterised by its own migration history. More and more, migrants are becoming fundamental pillars of our feeling of multi-cultural citizenship. Thus, it is necessary to promote a constructive dialogue on cultural differences, emphasizing their value and their creativity, so as to reinforce social inclusion and to fight against discrimination and prejudices.
With this in mind, we organise “La Rencontre de Fontenay-sous-Bois” in collaboration with the Choreographic Development Centre du Val-de-Marne “La Briqueterie” on the occasion of the 18th Val-de-Marne Dance Biennale and in the framework of the European project “Migrant bodies”.
- CDC la Briqueterie develops actions at the European level in the framework of the project “Migrants Bodies”;
- Les Rencontres, Association of European Cities and Regions for Culture, groups more than 130 local and regional authorities together. Our association is a tool for defending an idea of Europe: a cultural and social Europe;
- Fontenay-en-scènes - Culture Department is a member of the association;
- With the collaboration of students of the University Paris 7 Diderot.