On 31 January 2008 EYID was present in the main Spanish cities thanks to the official launch of the 2008 European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. The objective of this initiative was to make the event visible and achieve the greatest possible impact in society with the participation of European cultural operators.
The presentation ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Culture took place in the Salon de Columnas reception hall at the Ministry in Madrid and was attended by the Spanish, European and Latin American representatives of institutions participating in the “EUROPEAN YEAR OF INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE”. Outstanding figures within the Spanish cultural panorama were guests at the event.
The Autor Foundation and the Spanish Coalition for Cultural Diversity were responsible for the organisation and co-ordination of all events.(www.coalicionedc.org)
In collaboration with the National Association for the Co-ordination of Live Music Venues (Asociación Coordinadora Estatal de Salas de Música en Vivo, ACCES) concerts were organised by artists from the European Community at Spain's most emblematic medium-sized venues (200 - 400 persons).
|2||Andalusia||Granada||El Tren||Labase Martínez + Eat Prunes|
|3||Extremadura||Caceres||La Cuerda||The Morley Experiment|
|4||Extremadura||Alburquerque||Café de Arucas||Tennis|
|5||Cast-Mancha||Toledo||Circulo de Arte||Jazzhondo|
|6||Valencia||Valencia||El Loco||Bakanal - Desera - Demarras|
|7||Cast-Leon||Valladolid||Café España||Karel García|
|8||Cast-Leon||Salamanca||The Irish Rover Theatre||Naif|
|9||Basque Country||Irun||Sala Tunk!||Bort|
|10||Basque Country||Bilbao||Bilbaina Jazz Club||Nicolas Moreaux 4tet|
|12||Aragon||Zaragoza||Casa del Loco||Caciques|
|13||Asturias||Gijón||Savoy Club||Santiago Campillo & the Electric Band|
|14||Galicia||Pontevedra - Vigo||Fabrica de Chocolate||Orangotang+Deva|
|15||Galicia||Lugo||Clavicembalo||Bruno T. Ford|
|16||Catalonia||Barcelona||Sidecar||Freud quiere bailar|
|17||Catalonia||Tarragona||La Vaquería||La Rumbé|
|18||Balearic Islands||Palma de Mallorca||Assaig||Los Primos|
|19||Canary Islands||Tenerife||Cafeoteca||Free Feet|
|20||Canary Islands||Las Palmas||El Alambique||Quinta Avenida|
The slogan “United in diversity“ and its corresponding logos were included on the programming for these venues, which were decorated with posters. Full press releases were issued for each town or city.
To mark the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, a great cultural event day was held in the Paraninfo at Madrid Complutense University to present the values of a young, European citizenship that is open to the world, respects cultural diversity and is based on common values. It was particularly aimed at young Spaniards.
At the Paraninfo of the Madrid-based university, a location with a long tradition of hosting cultural events, a large marquee was installed, equipped with seating for 300 people and standing room for 1,200 people.
This marquee screened the short-listed films for the 2006-2007 Animation Festival “Animadrid”, showcased the graffiti and photographic work of various European artists and, in the evening, held the concerts of the following bands from various EC countries, covering all genres of popular music (rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, root music)
Leaflet on all the activities explaining the key messages to be conveyed during the year.
Comprehensive promotion throughout the university complex (posters, flyers) as well as advertisements in university newspapers and on radio stations.
In addition to these activities, the following institutions were invited to take part in the event: Círculo de Bellas Artes, Casa Encendida, Casa de America.