The First Euro-African Campus for Cultural Cooperation

Maputo, Mozambique, 22 – 26 June 2009

The Campus was held at the initiative of the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA) and the Interarts Foundation, held in partnership with the Spanish Agency of International Co-operation for Development (AECID) and in co-operation with the City of Maputo and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Mozambique. Other sponsors include Africalia, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Agenda 21 for culture and the City of Barcelona.

Organized under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza, the meting was attended by some 200 artists and culural specialists form some including among others the representatives of the African Union Commission, the European Union, UNESCO, UNCTADand the Council of Europe.

In the opening ceremony the Camus was addressed by:

  • His Excellency Mr David Simango, Mayor of Maputo
  • Mr Antonio Nicolau Martí, Director, Cultural and Scientific Relations, Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID)
  • Ms Angeline Kamba, Senior Board Member of the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA), on behalf of Mr Pierre Dandjinou, Chairman of OCPA
  • Mr Eduard Miralles, President of the Board of the Interarts Foundation
  • Hon. Mr Aires Bonifácio Baptista Ali, Minister of Education and Culture, Mozambique

The main aim of the Campus was to provide a meeting, training and exchange point for cultural agents in Africa and Europe to reflect, transfer knowledge, exchange experiences and discuss possible joint initiatives in the field of cultural co-operation, in the broader context of the contribution of culture to sustainable development.

The documents of the campus can be accessed at and