Conference on New Forms of Participation for Citizens. Video Recording

Conference on New Forms of Participation for Citizens. Video Recording
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Conference “Creating New Forms of Participation and Empowerment for the Citizens of a European Capital of Culture” was held in Riga on the 17th of November. Participating in the conference were experts from various countries, representatives from other European Capitals of Culture, and authors of European digital projects who discussed ways how technology could foster participation of citizens. Below is a video recording of the conference.

The programme of the conference is available at

The conference focussed 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 were discussed.

The conference was 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.

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

Diāna Čivle, Head of the “Riga 2014” foundation

Karel Barták, “Creative Europe”

Susa Pop, “Connecting Cities Network”

Marc Piesbergen, “Creative City Making”

Panel discussion. Participants: Marc Piesbergen, Karel Barták, Diāna Čivle. Moderator – Neil Peterson

Daniel Latorre, Project for Public Spaces

Panel discussion. Participants: Rolf Noras, Daniel Latorre, Moritz Behrens, Paul Sermon. Moderator – Susa Pop

Mārcis Gulbis, “Staro Rīga”



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