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


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 -