“Culture plus” is a new series of conferences on how culture can be a valuable factor in many other policy areas. The first conference organised in this context was Culture + Age, called Multiage. Experts from all over Europe and from abroad discussed the role of culture in ageing societies.
Multiage was a conference devoted to the question of how Culture and age policies can influence each other. Experts from both, the cultural and the age world met to discuss the needs for cultural policies in age policies and the other way around. The conference lasted for two days and took place in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) building in Brussels, the Danish Cultural Institute and the Goethe Institute Brussels.
A film week entitled “Forever Young!” was organised within the framework of the conference by the EESC, the Cabinet of European Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner and EUNIC Brussels. A selection of six leading European films was presented at the Berlaymont cinema from 22 – 28 November 2006, exploring the various facets of the current Multiage society:
1. Pauline and Paulette
5. Blue Skin
6. Marias letzte Reise