News

Jul
25
2016

The Avec network in the Forum of international action of local authorities

The AVEC network has just completed the achievement of the Methodological Guide on the sustainable management of historic cities in the Mediterranean. This book was realized in response to a call for projects of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to encourage enhancement and protection of heritage in decentralized cooperation actions. This guide intended for […]

Jun
21
2016

General Assembly – Niska Banja (Serbia) 2016

The 2016 General Assembly of the Alliance of European Cities of Culture took place in Niska Banja in Serbia on 20th May 2016. This meeting brought together representatives, elected officials and technicians of fourteen European cities around the international development of cultural and heritage projects. In this framework, a working commission on Qualicities label was […]

Apr
11
2016

The Islamic Festival of Mértola wins the prize for best event of 2015

The Islamic Festival of Mértola (Portugal) received the prize for the best event of 2015 awarded by “Entidade Regional de Turismo do Alentejo / Ribatejo”. This distinction is the result of the work and the strategy of the municipality to implement a cultural policy based on heritage, history and identity.

Apr
6
2016

European week of taste education in Tours

From 18 to 23 April, a European week of taste education is organized in Tours with meetings, tastings, lectures, in a spirit of sharing around a common theme: the goose and poultry. This event is organized as part of the European Food Education Season – EFES, a European project supported by the EU, around education […]

Mar
30
2016

AVEC network participates in the National Conference of Natural Hazards

The French Ministry of Ecology organizes the National Conference of Natural Hazards. The aim is to bring together all the stakeholders (local authorities, government departments, scientists, businesses, civil society, etc.) involved in the management of disaster risks. AVEC network will participate in this third edition that will be held in Marseille (France) on March 22 […]

Mar
30
2016

Pôle Industries culturelles et patrimoines meeting

Le Pôle Industries culturelles et Patrimoines (Cultural and Heritage Industries Groupe) organizes an annual event for stakeholders involved in all the different phases of the valorisation of a territory, its heritage and its cultures. The meeting took place at the “Pont du Gard” on March 11 and it was an opportunity to increase awareness of […]

Mar
30
2016

The AVEC network involved in the COP21

As part of the many debates held during the COP21, Christian Mourisard, deputy mayor of Arles in charge of heritage and tourism and Honorary President of the AVEC Network, participated in the roundtable “Conservation, preservation and enhancement of the heritage face development and climate challenges” which took place in Paris on December 11, 2015.

Aug
31
2015

General Assembly 2015 – Arles

The General Assembly 2015 of the Alliance of European Cultural Cities was held at the House of Cultural Industries and Editors in Arles on 3 and 4 July 2015. This meeting brought together representatives, elected officials and technicians from ten European cities around the implementation of cultural and heritage international projects. In this context, a […]

Sep
15
2014

International Year of Light and Light based Technologies 2015

On 20 December 2013, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). 

This International Year has been the initiative of a large consortium of scientific bodies together with UNESCO, and will bring together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions, educational […]

Jan
10
2014

Debrief of the International Forum “Heritages and risks in Europe and the Mediterranean”

Organised by the AVEC Network and the UATI, in partnership with the Ministry of Ecology, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, the French Agency of development, ICOMOS and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council, the international forum “Heritages and Risks in Europe and the Mediterranean” was held on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 in […]

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