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El Ayuntamiento de Bilbao participa en una conferencia europea sobre cultura y creatividad como motores de futuro

Bilbao City Council has taken part in the Eurpean conference “Culture and Creativity: regions and cities in Europe make a difference” this morning at Brussels. The conference has been organized by the EU’s Committee of the Regions to share and promote successful examples of the cultural and creative sectors related to local development.

Ibone Bengoetxea, Second Mayor Deputy and Councillor responsible for Culture and Education in Bilbao City Council, has opened the conference with an introductory speech about the example of Bilbao and the main themes of the debate, together with Anton Rombouts, Mayor of the Dutch city of ‘s Hertogenbosch and Chairman of the Education, Youth, Culture and Investigation Commission of the Committee of the Regions, and Helga Trüpel MEP, Vicepresident of the Culture and Education Commission.

The conference brings together policy-makers, experts, creative leaders, trend observers, artists and representatives of European associations and international organizations, who discuss about “success stories” related to the cultural and creative sectors and their impact on local development.