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The UNESCO Road Map on Arts Education and its Impact on Europe

A European Symposium for Experts on Arts Education

Tuesday, May 27th - Thursday, May 29th 2008 in Wildbad Kreuth

The UNESCO-Road Map has been elaborated in the context of the World conference on Arts Education in 2006 in Lisbon. A second World conference on Arts Education will be hosted by Korea in 2010. The symposium examined ways and means of making the Road Map contribute to the further development of an Arts Education for All in Europe. It also initiated a joint European preparatory process for the upcoming Arts Education World conference in Seoul/Korea 2010 (probably March 2010).

The symposium started with an introductory keynote on the concepts and content of the UNESCO Road Map for Arts Education and its implications for European policy, research and practice in arts education. Specific aspects of the Road Map and expectations of stakeholders, institutions and partners involved has been discussed broadly. Furthermore, resource persons and experts from all over Europe shared important insights and proposals. The symposium finally elaborated elements for a European position to be introduced at the next World Conference 2010.

The German Commission for UNESCO and the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Munich, organised this symposium in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture, the Austrian Commission for UNESCO and Kulturkontakt Austria.

Programme: Download

Working language: English

Conference venue: Trainig Centre of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Wildbad Kreuth

© Sara Burkhardt

Keynotes, speeches and presentations

"The UNESCO Roadmap for Arts Education – is there an underlying philosophy?" Keynote by Prof. Dr. Max Fuchs

"The Road Map from Lisbon 2006 to Seoul 2010 - Benchmarks and experiences" Presentation by Georges Poussin, UNESCO

"Evaluating the WOW-Factor - Arts Education Research" Presentation by Anne Bamford

"The UNESCO-Chairs on Arts and Learning - in Canada and Europe" Presentation by Larry O'Farrell, Canada

Adress by Georges Poussin, UNESCO at the closing session, May 29, 2008

"From Wildbad Kreuth to Seoul. Conclusion and Support" Speech by Samuel Lee, Secretary General of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO

Results of the four workshops

I: Qualitative criteria of arts education in formal and non-formal education: Report, Essentials, Qualitative Criteria for Co-operation

II: Professional training for artists and teachers: Report

III: Research - studies - evaluation - UNESCO-Chairs: Report, Results of survey

IV: Enabling structures and models of good and best practice: Summary

More documents

"Diversity and Cooperation" - Cultural Education in Austria. An outline of recent EDUCULT-projects, more information on EDUCULT

"Creative Learning" - Strategy for Art and Culture in Education 2007 - 2010. A strategic plan by Norway

List of Publications on Arts Education, Centre for Cultural Research Bonn

Cultural Participation and the 50+ Generation. A new study and perspectives of an international comparative research project. Centre for Cultural Research Bonn




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