|FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
FOR RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT
AND DEMONSTRATION ACTIVITIES
(1998 – 2002)
This project was concerned with cf urban culture and policy in the European space, using the metropolitan city focus to address broader questions of socio-cultural diversity, interaction and citizenship. The aim of the project was to examine a range of cultural institutions, practices and policies in diverse city environments (media, music and events, cinema), and to do so with respect to particular cultural industries and forms and their multiple audiences in metropolitan settings. In selecting seven capital cities with complex interconnections – Rome, London, Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Ljubljana and Belgrade – the research brought out the dynamics and directions of change in European society and culture in the 21st century. The over-arching aim was to articulate valid and workable principles of multicultural practice and policy and to oppose xenophobia and racism. Conferences and cultural events, including a film festival in Berlin and concerts in Paris and Brighton brought together academics, media personnel, cultural policy makers and artists.
The project was funded by the European Commission’s Fifth Framework Programme and coordinated by the University of Southampton. Partners: Goldsmiths, London; University of Vienna; European University Institute, Florence; University of Ljubljana; University of Arts, Belgrade; Association Banlieues d’Europe