Nine foreign delegations in Lyon from 27 to 30 May 2014

from 27 to 30 May 2014

Conference dans le cadre de European Lab

Visit confirmed.

Venue for the visit:

Lyon (France)

Topics of the meeting:
  • Creative industries,
  • Culture,
  • Social cohesion.
This visit relates to:

Representatives from European cities welcomed to Lyon from 27 to 30 May 2014, in the context of the European Lab forum.


In the context of the 4th European Lab forum, organised by the Lyon Arty Farty association in conjunction with the Nuits Sonores Festival, 9 foreign delegations were welcomed to Lyon from 27 to 30 May 2014.

At the invitation of the City of Lyon and the forum organisers, a number of elected officials and directors of cultural affairs from European cities and also the deputy mayor of Bogota (Columbia) were welcomed at Lyon City Hall to take part in the first two days of the forum, which this year is entitled: European Culture Refresh!

These days were oriented mainly towards the cultural strategies of European authorities with regard to the motivations and expectations of European artists and citizens.

Subscribing to the idea that culture is a strong marker of European identity, elected officials and directors of cultural affairs from the cities of Barcelona (Spain), Birmingham (United Kingdom), Cologne (Germany), Ghent (Belgium), Hamburg (Germany), Helsinki (Finland), Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Riga (Latvia) discussed their analyses of the development of cultural policies in the Europe of today.

get informed on the the content of the papers on the European Lab forum website.


Juliette Cantau

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

chargée de mission partenariats internationaux