nollaig ó fiongháile, gradcam development manager
addresses european parliament group on creativity
GradCAM Development Manager Nollaig Ó Fiongháile spoke at a special meeting held at the European Parliament addressing children's creativity on Wednesday 13 October 2010. The meeting titled 'Developing Children's Creativity -luxury or economic imperative' is hosted by UK national agency 'Creativity, Culture, Education' (CCE) with a panel of high level speakers including members of the European Parliament, the European Commission Culture Unit and representatives of national organisations across Europe.
Also speaking at the event were:
Stephen Hughes MEP, North East England; Fiona Hall MEP, Marietje Schaake, MEP and Xavier Troussard , the Head of Unit for Culture policy and Intercultural dialogue at European Commission Directorate General Education and Culture (EAC); Rolf Witte, International Relations Officer of BKJ, the German Federation for Arts Education and Cultural Learning, (Germany Theo van Adrichem - Programme Manager C-O Cultuur en Ondernemen/Culture and Entrepreneurship (formerly known as Kunstenaars & CO); Dr Arturas Vasiliauskas - Country Manager, British Council (Lithuania); Paul Roberts OBE - Chair of the Board of Trustees, Creativity, Culture and Education; and Paul Collard, Chief Executive at Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE).
Panel members were asked to consider the following issues and themes as part of the debate:
The future for creative learning in times of economic uncertainty; The difference that creative learning can make to the lives of children and young people - for example, developmental, employability, economic, mobility, citizenship, social cohesion; How a network of partners can support a co-ordinated approach to developing the creative learning agenda in Europe - for example, developing an economy based on knowledge and innovation and how creativity is integral to this aim; and How can a network of partners influence policy development and contribute towards new economic strategies - for example, Europe 2020; What are the immediate challenges facing Europe in developing co-ordinated creative learning for children and young people; and How can these challenges be addressed?
about creativity, culture, education (uk)
CCE delivers Creative Partnerships, the UK government's flagship creative learning programme, which brings creative workers such as artists, architects and scientists into schools to work with teachers to inspire young people and help them learn. CCE also delivers the Prevent programme, which works with creative agents, cultural practitioners, community activists and schools in selected areas in England, and delivered Find Your Talent, the pilot cultural offer for all children and young people.