Conference on New Forms of Participation for Citizens

Conference on New Forms of Participation for Citizens
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Conference “Creating New Forms of Participation and Empowerment for the Citizens of a European Capital of Culture” will take place in Riga on Monday, the 17th of November. We offer you to watch the conference live on our portal!

Participants in the conference include experts from various countries, representatives from other European Capitals of Culture, and authors of European digital projects, who will discuss ways how technology can foster participation of citizens.

The conference will be in English and Latvian, for the programme and registration for the conference, visit

The conference will focus on the methodology and strategy of how to foster an intercultural dialogue between European citizens by using digital technologies. Based on the experience from the previous and current European Capital of Cultures, the potential of the use of digital technologies in the future European Capital of Cultures and possible challenges will be discussed.

The conference is part of the “Connecting Cities Network” initiative - a European Union-funded artistic research project that builds up a European and worldwide network of media facades and projection walls as platforms and forums for the public audience.

The “Connecting Cities Network” gives artists the opportunity to show their projects to a large number of European residents, sharing their ideas and future visions. The “Connecting Cities Network” projects in Riga in 2013 and 2014 are part of the “White Night” and “Staro Rīga” festivals.

In conclusion of the conference, participants will be informed about the “Staro Rīga 2014” festival of light, its history, organisation, and the programme for this year. “Staro Rīga 2014” has become the largest light festival in Northern Europe this year, featuring a large number of objects by international artists.

The conference will be held at “Astor Riga Hotel&Conference” (Z. Meierovica bulvāris 10, Riga).

The European Capital of Culture Programme of Riga is prepared and run by the foundation “Riga 2014” in collaboration with state, municipal and non-governmental cultural organisations and creative associations. The Programme is financed by the Riga City Council, Ministry of Culture and the European Commission, and offered to the public in partnership with “Lattelecom”, which also provides technical support for the Programme.


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