Culture Matters – Valletta 2018 Findings
The second Culture Matters seminar showcases the results of the Valletta 2018 Foundation’s in-depth, analytical research into the impacts of the European Capital of Culture on various sectors of society.
Some of the main issues addressed throughout the seminar include participation in cultural activity, the impact of socio-urban changes in Valletta on local communities, the accessibility of the Valletta 2018 Cultural Programme, and the economic impacts of the European Capital of Culture.
Researchers forming part of the Valletta 2018 Evaluation & Monitoring team will be presenting their ongoing research and discussing their findings with the audience throughout the seminar.
Date: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Venue: University of Malta Valletta Campus
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View the full list of speakers here.
0830 Registration and welcome coffee
0900 Welcome address by Valletta 2018 Executive Director, Dr Karsten Xuereb
0905 Address by Hon Dr Owen Bonnici, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government
Session 1 – Participation and inclusion
0915 Introduction by moderator
0925 Valletta Participation Survey, National Statistics Office
0945 Community Inclusion and Space in Valletta 2018, Michael Deguara
1005 Assessing the relationship between community inclusion and space, through the impact of Valletta 2018 cultural on various community groups, Dr Antoine Zammit
1025 A Comprehensive Analysis of the Valletta 2018 Cultural Programme, Daniela Vella
1105 Coffee Break
Session 2 – Valletta 2018 in numbers
1125 Introduction by moderator
1130 The effect of Valletta 2018 on Malta’s tourism industry, Tania Sultana, Malta Tourism Authority (MTA)
1150 Creating a Career in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs), Adonia Dalli, Jobsplus
1210 Creative Economy Report: 2016 Update, Kevin Vella & Dr Robert Cachia, Economic Policy Department, Ministry for Finance
Session 3 – The European Capital of Culture, Valletta and beyond
1350 Introduction by Moderator
1355 Problematising ECoC branding and legacy strategies, Professor Franco Bianchini, Professor of Cultural Policy & Planning, University of Hull
1415 The Impact of Valletta 2018 on the European Identity of the Maltese Population, Dr Marie Briguglio
1435 Audiences’ experience of the Valletta 2018 brand, Dr Emanuel Said
1530 End of seminar