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FORUM D'AVIGNON RUHR 2016

CREATIVITY: RAW MATERIAL, RESOURCE, FUTURE
The Forum d'Avignon Ruhr is based on a French-German partnership between the think tank Forum d'Avignon and ecce. The aim of the cooperation is to culturally contribute to future-oriented policies by bringing together Europe's business leaders and experts from the economy, politics, media, science, and culture. The 5th edition of the Forum d’Avignon Ruhr took place on 24/25 August 2016 in the city of Essen.

Vision And Mission

Since 2008, people from all over the world have been meeting once a year in France to discuss interactions between culture and economy: scientists, students, a

Vision And Mission

Since 2008, people from all over the world have been meeting once a year in France to discuss interactions between culture and economy: scientists, students, artists, philosophers, politicians, entrepreneurs, and managers. The Forum d'Avignon, called into being during the French EU presidency, has developed into a leading platform for science and dialogue in Europe. As does the European institution European Capital of Culture, the Forum d'Avignon sees itself as a think tank for social, cultural, and economic progress. >> CONTINUE

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The Topic

CREATIVITY: RAW MATERIAL, RESOURCE, FUTURE
Creativity has become the virtually ever-present ray of hope in education, business, science, cities, and society. There seems to be no way of avoiding creativity – that is why it is of crucial impo

The Topic

CREATIVITY: RAW MATERIAL, RESOURCE, FUTURE
Creativity has become the virtually ever-present ray of hope in education, business, science, cities, and society. There seems to be no way of avoiding creativity – that is why it is of crucial importance to better understand its current significance and its potential for the future in a rapidly changing world, but also to critically challenge its ability to shape the world and to test its limits. >> CONTINUE

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Programme 2016

Artists and creative minds, politicians, entrepreneurs and scientists from throughout Europe attended the Forum d’Avignon Ruhr 2016 to discuss creativity as an ever-

Programme 2016

Artists and creative minds, politicians, entrepreneurs and scientists from throughout Europe attended the Forum d’Avignon Ruhr 2016 to discuss creativity as an ever-present ray of hope and its potential for more traditional areas of large-scale industry, the new digital economy and ultimately for culture itself. The presentation of the N.I.C.E Award was one of the highlights during the Forum and with the extended format "Meet & Match", the Forum d'Avignon Ruhr offered a platform for networking and dialogue. >> CONTINUE

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N.I.C.E. AWARD

The motto of the N.I.C.E. Award 2016 was "Solving the World's Major Challenges – A Call for Innovations". The award supports innovative projects (including projects that have already been implemented and others that are still at the p

N.I.C.E. AWARD

The motto of the N.I.C.E. Award 2016 was "Solving the World's Major Challenges – A Call for Innovations". The award supports innovative projects (including projects that have already been implemented and others that are still at the planning stage) and research ideas/projects that are attempting to find pioneering, experimental solutions to the global problems of our time. The winners of the N.I.C.E. Award were presented on 25 August 2016 by Garrelt Duin, North Rhine-Westphalia's Minister for Economic Affairs, marking one of the highlights of the Forum d'Avignon Ruhr. >> CONTINUE

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The Venue

The fifth edition of Forum d'Avignon Ruhr took place at the Philharmonie Essen. The listed building of the Philharmonie located at the Stadtgarten was reopened in 2004 a

The Venue

The fifth edition of Forum d'Avignon Ruhr took place at the Philharmonie Essen. The listed building of the Philharmonie located at the Stadtgarten was reopened in 2004 after fundamental renovations. >> CONTINUE

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Forum d'Avignon

The Forum d'Avignon aims to strengthen the links between culture and economy, suggesting subjects for reflection at global, European and local levels. The Forum d'Avignon was created after the ratification of the UNESCO convention on

Forum d'Avignon

The Forum d'Avignon aims to strengthen the links between culture and economy, suggesting subjects for reflection at global, European and local levels. The Forum d'Avignon was created after the ratification of the UNESCO convention on cultural diversity, and since its beginnings it has been backed by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. Each year the Forum organises, with its partners, international meetings which provide opportunities for unique discussions.

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