The Department for Culture and Communication of the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) serves as partner organization of the 1st General Assembly of the Association of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends, to be held in Rijeka, Croatia on 9 and 10 October 2018, with a Public Forum event at the newly established RiHub scheduled for 11 October. The local organizer of the event is Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020, while the event is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Rijeka and the Council of Europe. The event is organized within the auspices of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

On the opening day of the General Assembly, Dr Ernst Wagner, Chairman of The European Network of Observatories in the Field of Arts and Cultural Education (ENO) and UNESCO Chair in Arts and Culture in Learning, will hold a keynote speech on the challenges in arts education with regard to globalisation, nationalism and interculturality, while Kate Wimpress, Director of North Edinburgh Arts (NEA), will hold a keynote speech at the Public Forum on how to tackle inequalities in art education access and participation. Dr Jaka Primorac from IRMO will participate in the programme as a Compendium expert author and moderator.

Programme of the General Assembly and the Public Forum is available here:

IRMO is also programme partner of the expert seminar “E-relevance of Culture in the Age of AI” on 12-13th of October that will be also held in Rijeka with participation of IRMO researchers. The event is also organized within the Croatian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe by Rijeka 2020 and the Council of Europe. The programme of the seminar is available at:

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