Next Banlieues d’Europe Rendezvous: "Dance in the Town and European Cooperation", 13 September 2014, Lyon

Next Banlieues d’Europe Rendezvous entitled "Dance in the Town and European Cooperation" will take place on Saturday 13 September 2014 at the Café Danse, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Lyon, in partnership with the Parade of the Biennale de la Danse.

From two European artistic experiences, "7STEPS", European Network of Urban Dance, and the “Lyon-Turin Parade”, a bi-lateral exchange involving 400 people from Lyon and 400 from Turin, will tell us about the priorities and contributions of European programmes in cultural cooperation projects. Choreographer, dancers, and European partners will be present on this occasion.

The speakers will include (subject to confirmation): - Alain Lapiower, Lezarts Urbaines, Belgium, Dansekapellet, Denmark, Maria Vannelli, Torinodanza Festival, Italy, and a representative from the Parade of the Biennale de la Danse. Animation: - Gilberte Hugouvieux

Further information in the next be followed!

Registration by email or by phone +33 4 72 60 97 80.


Professional Training: “Racism and Xenophobia: Activate the Imaginary Through Cultural Action - 16 to 17 October 2014, Saint-Etienne, France

Banlieues d’Europe has pleasure in informing you of the organization of its next Professional Training session entitled “Racism and Xenophobia: Activate the Imaginary Through Cultural Action”  on 16 and 17 October 2014 at the Cultural Centre des Tilleuls, in Saint Etienne, France.

This training is intended for cultural actors, artists, local councillors, social workers, teachers, and actors in socio-cultural activities who wish “activate the imaginary” by developing projects to which they are committed, on their territories.

This training combines imparting of knowledge, examples and case studies, arising from the professional practices of the participants.

It will be centred on the following themes: 

The rise in Extremism; understanding and charting the parties and movements in France and in Europe (in preparation)

Critical analysis of strategies in the combat against discrimination and racism (Michel David)

An artist’s view, memory and transmission of history  (Yan Gilg, Memoire Vives company)

Writing workshop (Ricardo Montserrat)

Mobilization of young people in Europe against hate speech on the Internet (Wim Vogelaere)

History and Evolution of Anti-Racist Movements in France (Rokhaya Diallo)

Project Realization Workshop; What European financing for committed European artistic and cultural projects? (Charlotte Bohl-Mustafa and Pierre Brini)

> Detailed Programme online :

> There is a charge for the training. It can be paid for through continuous professional training schemes.

Enrolment before 10 October 2014 (number of places limited)

Information on tariffs from Charlotte Bohl : :
Contact Banlieues d’Europe : : Tél. +33 4 72 60 97 80


SAVE THE DATE : Annual General Meeting of the Banlieues d’Europe Network, 26 - 28 November 2014 in Saint Denis, France

The 21st Annual General Meeting of the Banlieues d’Europe network will take place this year in Saint Denis (Île de France) on 26, 27 and 28 November 2014. The question of young people in working class neighbourhoods and artistic and cultural practices in the public space will be at the heart of the discussion in  this meeting.

If you wish to receive the programme as soon it is finalized, or for any other question, please send us an e-mail to

Further information online : :
Contact Banlieues d’Europe, Myriam Bentoumi : : Tél. +33 4 72 60 97 80 -


Setting up online of the capitalization “When Art Accompanies Urban Development - Banlieues d’Europe”

After the publication of the book “Art and Urban Renewal” at the beginning of 2014, we are pleased to make available the complete version of the work of expertise and capitalization carried out by Banlieues d’Europe, which served as the basis for the publication of this book.

>> To consult and download the capitalization (160 pages), click here.

For all information concerning the capitalization and the book, contact Marjorie Fromentin : : - Tél. +33 4 72 60 97 80


Look Back at the Take Off Project: Testimony From a Participant

For the last five  years, and in partnership with Banlieues d’Europe, the European project “Take Off - First Steps in the Creative Professional Life”,  has illustrated in a concrete and innovative manner that one can (re)motivate young people in socio-professional insertion through artistic practices and international mobility.

For this new edition, which was held on 28 May to 28 June last in Lyon and its surroundings, young Germans took part in artistic and cultural projects in the framework of professional training course over a period of one month.  At the end of the training period, they realized a collective exhibition “Au fil du temps” (With the Passing of Time), the result of one month’s artistic work, accompanied by two plastic artists - Thomas Holzer and Marc Berger) -, and presented at the Cultural Centre of Villeurbanne.

> Lousie Waggershauser, participant in the Take Off project, testified to her first European experience in the framework of an artistic project:


“Take Off project taught me a great deal and helped to advance my projects for the future. I learned, amongst other things, to take advantage of the moment,  and the time that passes.  We lived through some unforgettable experiences in Lyon, and I will carry them back with to Munich...  See the rest of her illustrated  testimony by clicking here!

Contact Banlieues d’Europe : : Tél. +33 4 72 60 97 80 -


b.supreme Hip Hop Dance Festival : 25 - 27 July 2014, London, UK

B.Supreme is the only Festival in the United Kingdom entirely designed to support, encourage and promote women in hip hop. Based in London, the Festival started in 2006 at the South Bank Centre, and has not ceased to work with international artists, recognized in hip hop culture. In 2013, B.supreme  went on tour all over the United Kingdom for the first time. This new edition is taking place from 23 to 27 July 2014 at the south Bank Centre in London, UK.

In the framework of the festival, the 7STEPS performance will take place on 25 July, with a representations of 3 creation laboratories.

Further information online : :
Contact Holly Miles, Independance : : Tél. +44 (0) 7903 740 626 -


22nd Annual Conference of ENCATC (European Network for Management and Cultural Policies: “New Challenges for the Arts: Is it Just About Money?” 17-19 September 2014, Brno, Czech Republic.

The European Network for Management and Cultural Policies is organizing its Annual Conference entitled “New Challenges for the Arts: Is it Just About the Money?” on 17 to 19 September 2014 in Brno, Czech Republic. 

This international event will bring together academics, researchers, cultural professionals, decision-makers, students and artists, in order to explore new challenges for the arts.  The themes of the conference will be social, aesthetic and economic management aspects in public and private sectors. They will have an influence on the future development of higher education for the managements of arts and employment markets in Europe and elsewhere. 

Further information online : :


“Beyond the Obvious” Conference and Annual General Meeting of Culture Action Europe - 9 to 11 October 2014, Gateshead, Newcastle, UK

Culture Action Europe is organizing its new annual General Meeting, as well as a  public Conference entitled “Beyond the Obvious” from 9 to 11 October 2014 in Gateshead, Newcastle, UK.

The priorities and the future of cultural policies in Europe, participation, new territories, cultural action and challenges for social and economic development will be among the themes to be examined during these events. Cultural Operators, researchers, militants and representatives of European institutions will be taking part.

> Further information online :

Contact Culture Action Europe : :