Creative Europe: results for European Networks 2014
Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:01
The new European Networks approved by the programme Creative Europe.

The full results are presented at :

There have been no proposals led by Greek organisations in this call. However it is exoected to discover Greek organisations as members of the approved new networks.

CulturePolis intervention in the debate on the Corfu Old Town
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:07

Non profit organisation

Corfu, 19 August 2014

CulturePolis NGO invites institutional players to exploit through dialogue its  documented proposals for the Corfu Old Town 

The nonprofit organization CulturePolis welcomes recent initiatives shaking the topic "Managing the Old City - Monument UNESCO» such as the memo of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) / Department of Corfu, the actions of the Deputy Minister of Culture Mrs. Angela Gkerekou for "opening UNESCO file" and interventions - calls from people and groups in online social media. 

The CulturePolis, as it is known to all, in the framework of the European project SUSTCULT - ended April 30, 2014, prepared and submitted to all relevant actors comprehensive "Proposals for updating the Management Plan / Action Plan for the Old Town of Corfu-UNESCO Monument 2013-2018 ".

The final proposals are since months in the hands of all stakeholders, but also are posted on the internet and where each person can find them at the following address: / 79 - presentations 

We recently reiterated in our letters to the newly elected authorities for Corfu municipality and Ionian Islands Region, the Ministry of Culture and other stakeholders, CulturePolis NGO's call to effectively trigger the Management Agency and exploit each study or proposal for the benefit of the Monument and local development with the participation of all concerned. 

Unfortunately we see that again it is proposed a dialogue behind closed doors and in the absence of residents and other stakeholders of the local community, with only invited guests only the institutions (whether they can present almost zero initiatives to resolve this issue for 7 years - ie . since the Old Town of Corfu monuments entered in the list of World Cultural Heritage UNESCO!). 

We reiterate our call to the new municipal authority - which, in its position as leader of the operation, to actuate directly and exploit - after assessing and through open consultations, many of the proposals - that CulturePolis NGO has filed for a sustainable management Old Town of Corfu, are deemed important, innovative and feasible to update the Management Plan / Action 2013-2014 for the Old City. 

Mentioned are the most significant: 

· Formulation of a long-term vision for the Old Town 

· Identify and preserve the practice of "Greatest Value of the World Monument

· Appoint a UNESCO Site Manager  

· Introduction of a permanent consultation mechanism thesmkon operators involving residents-social-professional organizations 

· Enable / Old Town Office staff 

· Creation an inventory of owners and ask them to participate in the management of the Monument 

· Study of new forms of financing and fundraising 

· Prioritizing actions proposed detailed action plans 

We would like to remind everyone that these proposals - and other similar, are readily usable in the public domain, the drafting of which was financed by the European and Greek taxpayers through the European project SUSTCULT and is available to any statutory or non-carrier. 

The utilization of such documents / studies will show even the will of the new self-management and national authorities ektetallefsi real resources of the European Union and the Greek State through European projects, in collaboration with stakeholders and non-institutional actors civil society particularly in times of economic and social crisis and lack of resources. 

We remain available to any competent for cooperation. 


Dr. Vasileios Laopodis 

Founder and President CulturePolis



EC published the results of the first call of the program CREATIVE EUROPE
Friday, 15 August 2014 18:53
The results of the first call of the program CREATIVE EUROPE are published. 

The full results are presented in detail at: 

The full results are presented in detail at: 

We analyzed the results in terms of Greek participation (see. following table) and unfortunately the image is not satisfactory. 

Unfortunately the Citizen Artist Incubator proposal CulturePolis NGO we tabled the as lead partner was not selected. 

We will try again for the next call with a deadline of October 1, 2014

Creative Europe results - EAC/S16/2013


Grant up to EUR
No of proposals submitted
Projects selected
% success
Greek participation/success
No. of submitted (lead partner)
No. of projects selected (as lead partner)
No. of projects selected (as partner in other proposals)
Small scale projects
4 (1,1%)
Large scale projects
3 (4,0%)



culent@athens Cultural Entrepreneurship Talks
Sunday, 15 June 2014 16:56


Next event CULENT @ ATHENS # 4

It will be Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 19.00 in Orange Grove, Vas Konstantinou 5, Kalimarmaro.

For registration


19.00-20.00 Speeches

1. Cultural Entrepreneurship in Universities

- Olaf Kuhlke, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota-Duluth (Skype)

- J. Aldo Do Carmo Jr., PhD Researcher and Lecturer in Cultural Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

- George FRIGO, Head of Programmes of Study Music Business & Advanced Audio Production, SAE Institute - Creative Media Education, Athens campus

2.  Cultural / creative clusters spaces

- Jan Versteeg, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Greece, Orange Grove

- Vasileios Charalambides, Co-founder, Bios-Romantso

Coordinated by Maria-Louisa Laopodi, - CulturePolis

20.00-21.00 Open discussion with the audience

For more information:

European Music Day: June 21, 2014
Sunday, 01 June 2014 17:25
Anniversary event 15 years

CulturePolis in the framework of its initiatives in the field of arts and culture, sponsors the European Music Day 2014 - which this year completes 15 years of continuous presence in Greece, and invites everyone to join in the celebration on June 21, 2014.
Everyone is invited to contribute with their own way and events:
  • Musicians bodies, clubs, bands and other cultural associations, university departments, private schools, etc., working and serving the music in all its forms, to participate in (but not limited): acoustic or amplified concerts indoors and outdoors parades and bands, music seminars, performances of amateur groups, events, student assemblies in squares, streets and schools etc.
  • Music professionals and entrepreneurs who play music on their premises such as restaurants, bars, cafes etc. to celebrate the music with original ideas and participation of patrons
  • Residents who love music to celebrate in their own special way streets, terraces, gardens ...
and of course the Media of each region.

Information and publicity material

Organizing team MESO tel {211 7051061} / / email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3rd Talk culent@athens - 5th June 2014
Friday, 23 May 2014 15:23

Cultural Entrepreneurship Talks

CulturePolis president Dr. Vasileios Laopodis will give a lecture in the third event of speeches on cultural entrepreneurship "culent @ athens", which is a platform for dialogue that brings together creators and cultural entrepreneurs to understand the needs and capabilities of Cultural Entrepreneurship.

The 3rd event culent @ athens will be held Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Camp! Contemporary Art Meeting Point, having as subject "business principles in cultural heritage " .

This is an attempt to investigate the practices of entrepreneurship and management and how to implement them with the aim of managing cultural heritage . What changes to the configuration management plans monuments of cultural heritage? How to Connect Cultural Entrepreneurship with the preservation of cultural heritages ? How to increase the cultural heritage through new business models ?

Program # 3 Event - Thursday, 5 June 2014 , 19:00

CAMP! Contemporary Art Meeting Point

Efpolidos 4 & Apellou 2 Pl.Kotzia , 105 51 Athens


19.00-20.00 Speeches

1. Management Plans monuments of cultural heritage

Dr. Vasileios Laopodis, Founder and President CulturePolis

2. Preserving Heritage & Cultural Entrepreneurship

Pantelis Panos , General Manager, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

3. Strengthening cultural heritage through new business models

Stephen G. Miller, Professor emeritus, University of California at Berkeley - Director Emeritus, Nemea Excavations

Stavros Benos , President DIAZOMA ASSOSIATION

Coordinated by Maria - Louisa Laopodi, CulturePolis

20.00-21.00 Open discussion with the audience

culent@athens is an initiative of Cultural Entrepreneurship group in cooperation with CulturePolis, EURICCA and M.E.S.O Music Events .

More information : & This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Admission free - Registration necessary  Here

Conclusions of the EU Council for Cultural Heritage
Thursday, 22 May 2014 06:15
EU Council Conclusions on Cultural Heritage just adopted!
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For the first time ever, the Council of the European Union has adopted Conclusions on cultural heritage as a strategic resource for a sustainable Europe.

Under the leadership of the Hellenic Presidency of the European Union, the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council adopted these historic conclusions at its meeting on 21 May in Brussels.

These conclusions adopt a holistic policy approach by the EU to cultural heritage - tangible, intangible or digital - recognising it as a unique and non-renewable resource and a major asset for Europe and for the entire European project. The conclusions emphasize the important role that cultural heritage plays in creating and enhancing social capital, as well as its important economic impact and its specific role in achieving the Europe 2020 strategy goals for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth because of its social and economic impact and its key contribution to environmental sustainability.

The conclusions call for more resources to be invested in cultural heritage and for the mainstreaming of cultural heritage in national and European policies. Member States are invited to consider including cultural heritage in the framework of the next Council Work Plan for Culture which will be implemented from 2015 onwards.

The European Commission is also invited to further support at EU level the networking of, and pooling of resources between, public and private sector heritage experts and practitioners as well as civil society organisations.

Europa Nostra wishes to congratulate, also on behalf of other members of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3, the Hellenic Presidency of the EU, and especially the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, for this major step forward in developing a comprehensive EU strategy for the protection and promotion of our shared cultural heritage, as a strategic resource for a sustainble Europe.

The full text of the conclusions will be posted soon on our website:
The Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe  /  La Voix du patrimoine culturel en Europe
Lange Voorhout 35 NL - 2514 EC Den Haag T +31 70 302 40 50


culent@athens Ομιλίες Πολιτιστικής Επιχειρηματικότητας

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19.00 - Orange Grove, Vas Konstantinou 5, Kalimarmaro



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