Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

European capital of culture:



projects, impacts

and opportunities


a cura di

Francesca Battistoni

Camilla Costa

Francesco Gabbi

Margherita Turvani

Marco Vani



Sheran Ada

Matteo Ballarin

Franco Bianchini

Monica Calcagno

Maurizio Cecconi

Nadia Carboni

Alberto Cassani

Julie Chénot

Nadin Deventer

Korhan Gumus

Svetlana Lomeva

Fabrizio Panozzo

Davide Ponzini

Giovanna Segre



2 marzo 2012



aula Tafuri

ore 9.30 > 18.30






2nd March, Palazzo Badoer, Aula Tafuri


9.30 | official opening

Amerigo Restucci, Rector of Università Iuav di Venezia

Alberto Ferlenga, Director of Iuav School of Doctorate Studies

Margherita Turvani, Università Iuav di Venezia

Giovanna Segre,  Università Iuav di Venezia


10.15 > 13.00 | morning session



Sheran Ada, Bilgi University


Korhan Gümüş, Istanbul 2010 Agency


Nadin Deventer, Jazzwerkruhr's capital of culture programme 2010


Julie Chénot, Marseille 2013



lunch break


14.00 > 16.40 | afternoon session



Maurizio Cecconi, Director of the Venice and the Northeast candidature for the European Capital of Culture 2019


Alberto Cassani, Director of the Ravenna candidature for  the European Capital of Culture 2019


Svetlana Lomeva, Director of the Sofia Development Association


Franco Bianchini, Leeds Metropolitan University



16.40 > 18.00 | final discussion



chair: Giovanna Segre, Università Iuav di Venezia

Sheran Ada, Matteo Ballarin, Franco Bianchini, Monica Calcagno, Alberto Cassani, Nadia Carboni,  Maurizio Cecconi, Julie Chénot, Koran Gumus, Svetlana Lomeva, Nadin Deventer, Fabrizio Panozzo, Davide Ponzini, Margherita Turvani



The workshop aims at opening a full reflection on challenges and opportunities linked to the designation of cities as European Capital of Culture, bridging the experience of managers, practitioners, academics involved in past and future designated cities. Drawing on current innovation on both cultural policy and urban planning research the workshop will be oriented toward producing knowledge which is both scientific and usable in policymaking, contributing to a better understanding of some of the issues surrounding ECoC initiative that are pertinent for the development of comparative cultural policy not only to strength territorial cooperation between Italy and Bulgaria (in sight of 2019 year) but also further afield. To start thinking about research activities as early as possible should permit to catch EC requirements and higher standards in order to: 1) discuss and secure support for the establishment of a future longitudinal research and evaluation programme; 2) identify potential sources of funding and key research partners; 3) Include higher educational institutions (such as Universities) to build a credible theoretical framework