1st "University, Culture and the City" Conference


The Conference collected practices and experiences in embedding Culture inside universities, as well as showcased examples of successful cooperation between Universities and Cultural Institutions. The involvement of Universities as active stakeholders in the development of cultural activities in the Cities was also one of the main discussion topics.


Lisbon Declaration

As a result of the 1st "University, Culture and the City" Conference the Rectors of the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and the UNICA President have signed the UNICA Lisbon Declaration, which sets the goals and objectives for the newly established UNICA working group on University, Culture and the City relations. Download the declaration here. 



Session 1: Universities and Cultural Activities:

Session 2: Students as cultural agents:

Session 3: University’s role in shaping the cultural strategies of Cities:

Closing Session


Conference Materials


Contact & more information:

For more information about the Conference, please contact Ms Marta Rachlewicz from the UNICA Secretariat: marta.rachlewicz@unica-network.eu.

Monday, 16 May, 2016 to Tuesday, 17 May, 2016
Host Institution: 
Universidade Nova de Lisboa