French-Indian seminar on culture and urban economy

A French-Indian seminar was held in Kolkata on 11 and 12 November about this question: “how does culture shape urban economy?”

The seminar was opened by Mr. Debashis Sen, Additional Chief Secretary of Urban Development Department, Government of West Bengal.

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The link between culture and modern urban economy represents, in India as well as in France, a great opportunity not only to allow citizens to benefit from cultural outputs, but also to create wealth and jobs. It also requires a comprehensive approach, with a need of multidisciplinary and crossed perspectives.

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This seminar allowed its participants a pragmatic format to develop a concrete agenda. Professionals from the French cities Marseille and Lyon interacted with a few distinguished Indian thinkers and stakeholders in order to open innovative new perspectives for French-Indian cooperation.

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This seminar, organized by the Embassy of France/Institut Français en Inde and Alliance française du Bengale, was part of the preparations for the third edition of Bonjour India starting in November 2017: several months of cultural, academic and scientific events to celebrate and strengthen the Indo-French partnership with focus on social, environmental and technological innovation.

Last modified on 16/11/2016

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