October 6 the spaces of the Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy (VMU AA) were filled with a pleasant bustle – even before the official opening of the conference “Culture and Nature – Partners in Dialogue” organized by the Academy together with the University Network of European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC), dialogues and acquaintances that inspired cooperation were taking place. Openness to innovative ideas, international interdisciplinary discussions are an excellent medium for the initiation of new projects based on cooperation.
The UNeECC Annual Conference 2022 titled “Culture and Nature - Partners in Dialogue” will be hosted by Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas (Lithuania), on 5-7 October 2022. The topics that will be present in the conference and are part of the Call for Papers are the following: Culture, Science and Social Well-being; Consciousness in Cultural Consumption; Sustainability as a Key for Bioeconomy Challenges and Nature and a New Cultural Mindset.
The University Network of European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC) and Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) have joined forces to collaborate and inspire its members to create a webinar series called UniverCities and Culture. The main aim is to explore and discuss interesting topics, research results, co-created projects, between universities, local authorities, cultural institutions for the benefit of society at large. The first webinar on 17 November 2021 spotlighted the theme of digitalization, culture and art. Around 50 participants took part on Zoom. Both organizations rated it as a particularly valuable and exciting event and we hope to co-organize a new webinar in spring next year.
Those who missed it, or those who would like to relive the webinar, please click here to watch the Youtube video: https://youtu.be/rpPELdaVEL8?t=25
In this article you can read about the conferences organized by UNeECC in ECoC cities between 2007 and 2019.