Course 2011

Blagoevgrad 23.5.-3.6.2011

Day The
programme of lectures and other activities
Day 022.05. Arrival of  the German and Finnish group in Sofia, transfer to Blagoevgrad
Day 123.05. Introduction10.30-10.40 – Welcome to the SWU by the Rector Prof. Ivan Mirchev10.40-11.00 – Congratulations to the participants in the program by
Ms. Rae Verkkoranta, Deputy Head
of Mission, Embassy of Finland in Sofia, and by Mr. Jorg Schenk, Referent for the Scientific Research at the German
Embassy in Sofia

11.00-11.30 – Questions to the speakers from the students and local media

11.30-12.00 – Coffee break

12.00 – 12.45 – Introduction to the programme
– Idea and content of the IP (Prof.
Thomas Knubben

– On European identity (Prof. Assoc.
Svetlana Hristova

– On Cultural Policy and Cultural Activity (Prof. Pekka Vartiainen)

12.45 -13.00 – Documentary film of Ivan Menkachev about the IP ‘Culture as a
resource of future Europe’, Helsinki, 2010

13.00-14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 – Presentations of the students ‘Who we are?’

15.00 – 18.00 – Excursion to Rila Monastery

19.00 – Barbecue at Bachinovo Central

Moderation: S. Hristova
Day 224.05. From Cultural Traditions to
Cultural Policy
09.00-09.15 Introduction and structure of the day

09.15-09.45 Finland (Bulgarians presenting questions)

09.45-10.15 Germany (Finns presenting questions)

10.30-11.00 Bulgaria (Germans presenting questions)

11.00-11.30 Germany (Bulgarians presenting questions)


12.30-13.00 Bulgaria (Finns presenting questions)

13.00-13.30 Finland (Germans presenting questions)

13.30-15.00 Preparatory work for answers (national groups working together)

15.00-15.15 Answers: Finland

15.15-15.30 Answers: Germany

15.30-15.45 Answers: Bulgaria

15.45-16.00 Conclusion

Moderation:P. Vartiainen
Day 325.05. Construction of  folk culture in times of global communication09.00-09.15 – Introduction to the day (T. Knubben)

09.15-10.15 –  Finnish folk-culture in post-modern Times (P. Vartiainen)

10.30-11.30 – The Bulgarian pop-folk music in the age of Globalisation (Prof. Rosmary Statelova

11.45-12.30 – Folk Culture in Germany – engagement, errors, doubts and distances (T. Knubben)

12.30-13.00 – Discussion

13.00-14.30 – Lunch

15.00-17.00 – Visit to the regional Historical Museum of Blagoevgrad: The cultural policy
of a regional cultural institution in the times of crises (Dr. Malgorzata Grebska)

19.00            International evening

Moderation:Th. Knubben
Day 426.05.  Imagine Europe09.00-13.0 – What is Europe for us?09.00-09.15 – Brief introduction to the day tasks (S. Hristova)

09.15-10.30 – Tensions in European Identity(R. Weissinger)

10.30-11.00 – Coffee break

11.00 – 13.00 Short 30-minute presentations
‘What is Europe for us’ of the students from
each group

13.00-14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 – Discussions on central questions of European identity and future: do we share common visions and common hopes?

16.00 Presentation of the film “Whose is this song?” and discussion with the director and producers Adela Peeva

Moderation:S. Hristova 
Day 527.05. Culture as a Resource
for Future Europe
09.00-11.00 – The resource of social media and internet marketing sector?

11.30-14.00 – Workshop on social media
and internet marketing

14.00 Excursion to Melnik

Moderation:Kari Keuru 
28.05. Week end
29.05. Week end
Day 630.05. Culture as Resource for
Future Europe
09.00-09.30 – Introduction
to the second week

9.30-10.15 – Introduction to international cultural cooperation and cultural exports (J. Simovaara)

10.15-10.30 Coffee break

10.30- 12.45 Workshop on international relations. (
13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 – Groups present the results of their workshop. Conclusions

15.30-15.45 Coffee break

15.45-16.45 – The significance of the games industries (T. Meyer)

17.30     Visit of the Youth House, Blagoevgrad

Moderation:J. Simovaara 
Day 731.05. Culture as Resource for Future Europe09:00 – 10:30 – The European Capital of Culture – History, Development and Effects (Y. Pröbstle)11:00 – 13:00 – Group work: Evaluating and Comparing the Programmes of Ruhr.2010, Pécs 2010 and Turku 2011

13.00 – Lunch

14: 30 – 16:00/ presentation of the results. Each student group will present their results which we will finally compare to each other.

Moderation:Y. Pröbstle 
Day 801.06. Cultural Policy and cultural tourism in SofiaExcursion to Sofia with visits of
cultural institutions and meetings with
experts for cultural policy and cultural tourism
S. Hristova
Day 902.06. My cultural Project for Future Europe09.00-9.30 – Introduction to the day tasks (T. Stoichkova)

9.30-10.30 – Students’ presentations of examples of good practices of European projects in the field of culture and youth

10.30-11.00 – Coffee break

11.00 -12.30 – Discussion of presented examples and possible topics for common projects in future for program ‘Culture 2007’ or ‘Youth in Action

13.00 – Lunch

14.00-16.00 – Team work for elaboration of a basic project draft (the aims of the topic, the goals, partners, target groups, activities and means to realize these activities, timing, risks)

16.00-18.00 –Presentations of the 7 teams

Moderation:T. Stoichkova
Day1003.06. Cultural Networks in Europe– a presentation9.30-12.00 European Union and the Role of Cultural Networks (A. Maukonen)

13.30-15.30 Conclusion: Feed-back, evaluation, certificates, cake & coffee


ModerationA. Maukonen
04.06. Departure of
the German and Finnish group