Is European cultural policy in crisis?

Debating Europe: 20 March 2011, 11 am
Burgtheater, Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring 2, 1010 Vienna

Budget cuts for Italian opera houses being protested almost on a daily basis; funding for Human Sciences in the UK being massively cut,  just like the budgets of Austrian universities. Is Europe losing ground as compared to not only Northern America but also Asia? This and more questions regarding European cultural policy will be discussed on 20 March by a panel of experts.

Claudia Schmied, Austrian minister for education, arts and culture
György Konrád, Hungarian author
Alexander Pereira, director of the Zurich opera house and director-designate of the Salzburger Festspiele
Gaston Salvatore, author
Moderation: Alexandra Föderl-Schmid, chief editor Der Standard

The debate will be in German language.

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The series Debating Europe is a cooperation of ERSTE Foundation, DER STANDARD, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen and Burgtheater.

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