OCPA–Interarts Seminar

Maputo, Mozambique, 19 - 21 April 2007

Under the title Culture, Development and Euro-African Cooperation, this Seminar was held to review and the on-going and future co-operation projects launched jointly by the two organisations.

Held with support of the Spanish Agency of International Co-operation (Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional, AECI), the Seminar was organized with the participation of 12 experts from 4 countries (Cameroon, France, Mozambique and Spain) and 2 organizations (Interarts Foundation, Barcelona, and OCPA).

As it appeared from the conclusions, the OCPA-Interarts co-operation has developed fruitfully and has lead to concrete results. It has already permitted to realize several experts meetings on the issue of the cultural indicators of sustainable human development in Africa (Maputo, March 2004; Maputo, August, 2004; Barcelona, August 2004; Dakar, November 2005; Maputo, February 2006), the production of a strategy document on the same issue (Maputo, August 2004) and a joint pedagogical intervention in the Training Session on Cultural policy and management for African Portuguese Speaking Countries (Madrid, April 2006).

In the future the research concerning the cultural indicators will continue, and the co-operation will include the two new projects: the research on regional and local cultural policies and the 1st Euro-African Campus of Cultural Co-operation tentatively foreseen for Autumn 2008.

For details, please see the Meeting's Draft Final Report (PDF, 165 kB).