International forum organised as part of the Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Convention of the UNESCO on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions.
This International Forum is intended to support the efforts initiated by France and Canada to reinforce the comments made by the Director General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, on 4 April 2014. On the occasion of the Chaillot Forum (in France), she indeed said that the Convention certainly applies to the digital world and is based on technological neutrality, the base of cultural exception.
The International Forum in Mons has the ambition to confirm these principles, and to explore the available tools to implement them.
To achieve this, several questions posed by the relationship between culture, trade and the digital world in a society in full metamorphosis will be addressed. These issues are complex and multifaceted, linked to issues such as knowledge management, providing support to the creation and distribution of cultural content, taking into account their evolution (deterritorialisation and dematerialisation, media convergence, strengthening of participation processes…), intellectual property, or the protection of personal data.
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