Coordinator 'Berlin1988', Ad interim coordinator of ECCM-Network
- Concerning ECCM I would like to bring in the following:
Our main concern is to serve Culture, Europe and the Cities.
People who are united in this Network have gathered valuable experience in preparing and carrying out a program of a European Capital of Culture. This knowledge should be preserved, documented/archived and made available for interested persons and organisations, be they future Cultural Capitals or be they cities or organisations that have –without having been a Cultural Capital or just planning to apply for a future date- a special interest in this work related to Europe, to Culture and to a City’s development.
The new Documentation Centre, set up recently in Athens, will be of high importance in these tasks and ECCM will seek a profound cooperation with this Centre.
- Concerning the “Network of the Networks:
I imagine that I will be able to learn quite a lot about the other networks in question in our Athens-Conference.
As a matter of fact: I know too little about the acting persons, the aims, the functioning and the possible interest in networking in this “Network of Networks”.
The idea is undoubtedly good and intriguing but it must be nourished by facts. May-be at a given time (possibly not yet at this conference) we should formulate our ideas and common plans in form of a statement (no procedural rules…) For this we should have written material about their organisations which would enable us for a more efficient discussion and for a planning of possible cooperation and strategic partnership.
I feel enabled to say on behalf of ECCM that our Network is most open to contribute to the cooperation within this Network of Networks and we shall certainly discuss our possibilities in our next meetings.