Date and time:
Wed, 18 May 2016, 14：30 - 16：30 (including coffee/networking)
EU Delegation to Japan (Europa House, 4-6-28 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
The Delegation of the European Union to Japan
With the support of:
The National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Ms Martine Reicherts, Director-General for Education and Culture, the European Commission
Professor Emiko Kakiuchi, Director, Cultural Policy Program, GRIPS
While individual EU Member States are responsible for their own culture sector policies, the European Commission helps address common challenges, such as the impact of the digital shift, changing models of cultural governance, and the need to support the innovation potential of the cultural and creative sectors. Following the successful implementation of the EU's Culture and MEDIA programmes, in 2014 the Commission launched Creative Europe, a consolidated framework programme in support of Europe's cultural and creative sectors.
Ms Martine Reicherts, Director-General for Education and Culture at the European Commission, responsible for EU policies in the field of culture, youth and sport, and for the Creative Europe programme, will discuss the current situation and future challenges faced by the EU in its efforts to promote its cultural and creative industries through programmes such as Creative Europe. She will be joined by Professor Emiko Kakiuchi, Director of the Cultural Policy Program at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, who will give an overview of the situation in Japan, and engage in a discussion with Ms Reicherts on common challenges and possible areas for cooperation between the EU and Japan.