Mag. Sylvia Amann
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Sylvia Amann's Collaborative Water Culture Policies were discussed at the UN Water Conference in New York

Read my interview on European Capitals of Culture 2024 in the Salzburger Nachrichten.

Our analyis for the European Parliament Think Tank is available for download.

A great pleasure to have accompagnied this engaged team as strategic advisor in the last 1.5 years!

My study on the role of the local level provides tools for common action. 

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My new publication aims at reactivating future-oriented cultural policies!

inforelais elaborates a study on enhanced African-EU/ropean cooperation of cities linked to Capitals of Culture

A self-binding declaration in the area of culture and climate protection of the network Culture4Climate

Sylvia Amann works with 6 colleagues from Australia, South Africa, Canada and the US on the topic of place-based innovation

inforelais Serious Game helped South Korean City to develop their first ecological culture action plan.

Sylvia Amann contributed with an input on European Cultural Policies to this new book published by De Gruyter

Global alliances on climate change mitigation action are needed. Concrete action is required urgently!

We aim at exchanging on new perspectives in rapidly changing frameworks!

My current research focus as senior policy advisor of the EU Pilot Action FLIP

Read my article in Salzburger Nachrichten on new formats and lessons learnt so far

Sylvia Amann is lead trainer for the EU capacity building programme for European Capitals of Culture.

Our serious game for action planning for green transformation is highlighted in the latestet UCLG report released during COP26.

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Key note speaker on the future of European Capitals of Culture and main forum panellist on transnational cultural cooperation.

Read my article on the German research portal KUBI Online!

Sylvia Amann is appointed senior strategic policy advisor for this strategic multiannual EU project

Sylvia Amann speaks on 23.09.2021 on key policy recommendations for a modernised cultural policy in the post-Corona period

My latest study in the framework of EU Pilot Project Creative FLIP is published!

Sylvia Amann has the pleasure to announce that she is invited as one of the key note speakers at the Cultural Summit 2021. Registration is still open until 31 August 2021.

My article in German magazine „Cultural policy messages" reflects on cultural policy crisis responses.

Watch the panels of our final Creative FLIP conference here!

The serious game from inforelais for action planning of cities was selected as one of 10 finalists for the WSA Africa Innovation Challenge

Our study for the European Parliament is published!

The serious and cooperative game from inforelais helps you to green your cultural ecosystem.

As chair of the selection planel I would also like to honor the efforts from all 5 bidding cities.

As EU Urban Innovative Action topic coordinator for culture and creative heritage I congratulate the 6 winning projects!

New analysis report from Sylvia Amann provides insights in major trends due to Covid19 and first recommendations for EU policy makers.

Sylvia Amann was strategic advisor for this project in the field of arts and health

Our Creative FLIP project hosts the official EU Covid19 Culture Platform - Creatives Unite!

My expert contribution for Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste, Germany

inforelais was founded in February 2000 - 20 years of tailored support for clients and partners!

Further information on the EU-HORIZON ROCK project report co-written by me is available online.

Use the opportunity to fill-in the survey which will close 02.12.2019 and to co-design future EU policies. 

I would like to congratulate the winning city and region in my function as member of the selection panel!

Sylvia Amann appointed strategic thematic expert for Voices of Culture
Interest to participate in the debate? Follow this link

After a passive house office building, a photovoltaic and a (deliberately small) electric car we aim at sustainable office equipment. 

The selection of the ECOC 2024 in Austria will take place in autumn!

Sylvia Amann: “Realities in rural areas and cultural work for positive change!”


The publication (in German only) can be ordered at Evangelische Akademie Loccum or in all libraries: ISBN: 978-3-8172-1318-4

The global cooperation started in the City of Jinju (South Korea) in May 2019.

The 12th Rencontres de Bamako - Biennale Africaine de la Photographie will take place in December 2019.

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Sylvia Amann was rapporteur of this report. Download of full report

Sylvia Amann contributes expert support to this strategic multiannual project on Access to Finance for the Creative Industries

New UNCTAD report highlights major trends like resilience of CCI, Asia (China) as top performers, raising South-South trade and trade in creative services


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Matera (Italy) and Plovdiv (Bulgaria) celebrate their openings in January!

states Sylvia Amann at the Africities Summit in November 2018 in Marrakech


At the Africities Summit Sylvia Amann, inforelais, implemented the first workshop between European Capitals of Culture and African Cities on behalf of the European Commission.

Sylvia Amann’s article published on Kulturelle Bildung Online


Read full article (in German only)

Sylvia Amann, inforelais, was strategic adviser for the bid


More information in German

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The cities of Tartu and Narva were preselected on 23.10.2018 for the final selection round in Estonia

More Information from the European Commission

Sylvia Amann at Frankfurt Book Fair Arts+ Innovation Summit and press conference

Read press release and read more on the topic

New E-Book presenting cross-border, transnational and interregional projects available. Link to E-Book

Next forum co-designed and moderated by inforelais on 21 September 2018

New article from Sylvia Amann published in Kulturpolitische Mitteilungen Germany (Magazine 161)

More information available on the European Commission Website

European Commission adopts new agenda and calls for increased cooperation in culture. Read full document

A travel grant for artists and cultural professionals – More info

European Commission publishes proposal for EU Multiannual Financial Framework

The RISE project published a comprehensive guide

new visions for innovative policies for the Cultural and Creative Sectors, more information

and long term engagement of policy makers for CCI (More information)

Sylvia Amann presented EU-Asia cooperation potential in Creative Industries

Sylvia Amann at the 63. Loccum Cultural Policy Colloquium

Applications must be sent to the European Commission by 10.10.2018

was presented 12.12.2017 in the Cultural Affairs Council in Brussels

Green office building, photovoltaic and now electric car for all business trips.

Call for proposals for artistic tools by Africalia - Deadline: 01.02.2018

Open letter of the experts of the European Capital of Culture selection panel

“A great potential for culture-based city development and creative city!”

Remix Culture concept addresses multicultural and multilingual Luxembourg

inforelais continues to assist the network in the first implementation phase

Sylvia Amann: "Focus on main challenges of society and participation is central"

Sylvia Amann states in European Parliament Culture Committee

COAL, Julie’s Bicycle, Goethe Institut … and many more

inforelais will co-facilitate workshop 3 - register now!

Deadline for contributions including outlook post-2020 by 16 April 2017

Final events in Donostia San Sebastian and Wrocław

Vote and discuss online to co-design these measures here

How securing cooperation between the EU and UK in the cultural sector? Link to event

New ways to support cultural and creative industries - Conference registration

Creative clusters are not only in cities! Link to study

Take part in the online surveys for the related study on

inforelais was co-author of the publication “Das Kapital der Kreativen”.

inforelais developed the CCS Companies Access to Finance Ecosystem for the report

Encouraged are innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art

Deadline for the “UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21”- award is 15 March 2016

A valuable tool to compare digital entrepreneurship in European cities

Save the date to take part in the gathering of European culture stakeholders

The cities Galway, Limerick and Three Sisters were selected for a full bid in 2016

The programme 2016 is taking place in summer 2016 in Vienna

inforelais was policy adviser to develop this new funding scheme

Several funding opportunities for creative industries and cultural heritage

Workshop at Austrian Film Institute, Vienna – 9 October 2015

29 and 30 October 2015, Ulm Germany, Registration is open!

Registration is open for the annual EU culture conference.

Support and learning programme covering all 47 Council of Europe countries, Belarus and Kosovo.

A new study presents people-centred initiatives from cities worldwide

To become a member of one of the design teams for future urban mobility apply before 05.07.2015!

EU report provides insight in some of the innovative practices

Respondents call inter alia for Alpine brand, digital culture and unlocking creative potential

EU panel has preselected Dubrovnik, Osijek, Pula and Rijeka for the second round of competition

Seven Grand Prix winners will receive € 10.000 each – Calls and forms have been published!

Regional clusters in Veneto combine creative industries with smart agrifood

Public procurement of innovative solutions could considerably enhance public client base of creative companies!

Participants should register before 4 May 2015 – Registration is open!

The handbook provides rapid overview on thematic foci of EU funding 2014-2020

Two recent studies dedicated to crisis resilience and creative sector specific analysis

inforelais provides more information for entrepreneurs with interest in international cultural work!

Crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending … grew by 144% in 2014!

Which new framework for sector cooperation in culture?

How couples from different countries managed to overcome obstacles? – Tell your story!

50 cities have already benefited to regenerate and to raise international profile

Registration is open for those interested to do business with the African fashion community

Products and projects from all EU member countries are eligible!

SEE Platform invites to share challenges and opportunities for Design Policy

inforelais speeches: Culture and Creative Sectors financing and internationalization

AEC worldwide call for interdisciplinary projects in arts and science and digital creativity

Funding opportunities for sustainable cultural tourism with relevance for the cross-border area

Registrations for these events conceived by inforelais is open until 25.11.2014!

How are the growing relationships between the tourism and creative sectors?

Call for proposals from European Commission expected for December 2014

Selection of Austrian city to become ECoC will take place in 2019

Registration for the ECIA conference 27 & 28.11.2014 is open!

inforelais INTERREG IVC report has been published at Open Days

Cooperation projects to support tourism with European cultural and industrial heritage

Innovation from the South and Upcycling as main topics for exhibition and exchange

INTERACT offers for free border-related films in Top Kino, Vienna

Elements of urban development include the cultural dimension

The new EU Structural and Investment Funds period starts in its implementation phase

IG World Music Austria invites bands to upload two songs on

Financial support available for cinemas focusing on European film

Registration for Workshops is open – Workshops will take place beginning of October in Brussels

The award will be given up to 30 heritage projects – Deadline for applications: 15.10.2014

inforelais speech provides insight in best practice – Ask for the video link!

Proposed clusters include culture economy as well as culture and social transformation

More than 100 local and regional stakeholders at the Creative Industries Workshop

More than € 45 million mobilized for Creative Industries, 3.500 SMEs benefited

Austrian export day dedicates workshop to global perspectives of CCIs

Gathering of the Danube stakeholders – Deadline for registration: 13.06.2014

Deadline for the bands in common Austrian application is 16.06.2014

EU stakeholders asked for ideas to adapt the strategy – deadline: 31.10.2014

The programme handbook for applicants will be available beginning of May 2014

Encourage citizens to vote for the European elections held between 22. and 25.5.2014

EU OMC CCI Expert Working Group Report finalizes report

A creative design project for breathing new life into Portugese furniture industry

inforelais moderates workshop on Creative Industries

International participants invited to participate for excellence awards

Culture and Creative Industries: experience and new opportunities

Free APP for barrier-free access to favorite films

Deadline for submission of digital projects: 01.07.2014

Exhibitors – professional designers, new talents, universities - should apply now

Workshop in Lower Austria, 27 March, Registration ends 17.3.2014

Funding to support the CCIs in leveraging emerging ICT technologies

Strategy includes the topic of sustainable management of cultural resources

concludes that existing national laws support not sufficiently the case of the creators

Financial Times reports related exchanges between Italian Corte dei Conti and rating agencies

Culture is both an enabler and driver for economic, social and environmental development

Public consulting for post INTERREG IVC, deadline: 21.03:2014

Microcredits represent an important proportion of loan applications

EC will finance the platform for 3 years to further design-driven innovation

Practical advice to access new EU funding opportunities (2014-2020)

New EU funding opportunity – deadline for applications: 3 April 2014

Calls and work programmes are now available!

inforelais provides systematic insight in new funding opportunities with individual online seminars

Contributions from authors, performers, publishers, intermediaries are welcome

Added value of a potential EU action on crowd funding should be explored

inforelais implements key slot “culture and regional transformation”, 23 November 2013

Report confirms CCI growing potential and transformative power for local economies

“Culture counts …” demonstrates the added value of CCI in EU Structural Funds

Commissioner Hahn welcomes today’s vote of the European Parliament REGIO committee

inforelais opens its office in passive house standard for interested visitors

Gathering of interregional projects in CCI to discuss future policy challenges

EU funding programme 2014-2020 for culture and creative industries starts

First results presented in South Africa in October 2013

inforelais report on creative industries in EU regional policy published during Open Days

at the Informal Meeting of Ministers for Culture and Audiovisual Affairs, 1.-2.10.2013

iCapital award for European cities with an outstanding innovation ecosystem

New publication on funding elaborated from inforelais for creativ wirtschaft austria

An online questionnaire is at the disposal of stakeholders - Deadline: 11.10.2013

5th Austrian report on creative industries has been published in English

How to integrate the innovative power creative industries in rural areas!

The creative industries support programme provides funding for innovative projects.

Submit your ideas for a speech at the next Culture Forum in November 2013

Assessment of State aid for films and other audiovisual works

came out strongly in favour of supporting culture in of economic crisis.

providing insight in current projects of the Danish architectural scene

The future of the European industrial heritage to celebrate 50 years of “Europa Nostra”

How to identify key issues related to international access for creative companies?

Funding for SMEs buying services from the Creative Industries

Launch of a series of short term actions for fostering creativity, innovation and internationalisation.

Submit product ideas based on the reuse philosophy

Successful start of OMC working groups 17.12.2012

Thematic Workshop presentations and graphic conclusions available

AT Federal Ministry workshop on OMC culture groups, 23.10.2012, Vienna

Report advocates for a stronger focus on social inclusion, audience development and education

AT creative industries will present and discuss new concepts, Brussels, 13.11.2012

European Commission presented new strategy 26.09.2012

European Design Leadership Board published policy recommendations

Deadline for applications 07.09.2012, Award Ceremony 15.11.2012 in Paredes (PT)

Join at the workshop “INTERREG IVC capitalization initiative. How EU regions can benefit?”

Deadline for applications from DE, CZ, SK, PL and AT: 27.08.2012

inforelais and multiplicities have been selected as experts in Europe-wide tender

Sylvia Amann – inforelais – contributed to expert round table

Submit input for „Digital Agenda Assembly“– 21 and 22 June 2012 in Brussels

Culture Council asks also for ensuring the intrinsic value of culture

Policy papers and handbooks are published from OMC WG and Culture Action Europe

Strategic Structural Funds document from EC published 14.03.2012

It provides access to strategic projects for vouchers, finance, clusters

The next seminar is held 6 March 2012 in Vienna

Strategic Structural Funds document from EC expected for end of February 2012

The launch of the ECIA web portal is planned for 27.02.2012

will discuss the urban dimension of the future EU cohesion policy

European Commission proposes the further use of public data also from libraries, museums and archives

European Commission invites for information session for networks: Brussels – 30.01.2012

Partners from Austria, Spain and Ireland implement European Creative Industries Alliance project

Deadline for applications for AT (Lower Austria) and CZ (South Bohemia): 20.01.2012

Deadline for applications for AT (Lower Austria) and CZ (Vysocina): 13.01.2012

for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations

Chinese administration representatives visit Creative Industries in AT and EU

EC published proposal for new culture and creative industries funding programme 23.11.2011

The event is part of the Innovation Union and takes place 5-6.12.2011 in Brussels

The seminar will be held 24.11.2011 in Stockerau (Lower Austria)

inforelais briefings offer tailored support for related strategic planning

Draft regulations include rural development with relevance for culture and CCI

Challenging framework for culture and CCI, but with a clear potential for funding

inforelais-seminar on EU-funding for culture and creativity, 07.10.2011 - Warsaw

EC plans publishing of draft regulations for end of week 40

EU-EFRE-funded call – Deadline: 30.09.2011

International Conference – Tallinn (Estonia), 19-21.10.2011

– on EU funding for youth culture projects

on „Cultural & creative industries: Innovation and smart specialisation strategies”

(per 24.06.2011), Information Day in Brussels 04.05.2011

The seminar will be hold again at 17.05.2011 due to the large interest

The Leadership Board has started with May 2011

Commission proposes Creative Europe Programm

Deadline for first call for proposals ends 10.10.2011

including the topic: Culture – A smart investment for European regions?

Early Implementation Results of Creative Europe 2021-2027

Our analyis for the European Parliament Think Tank is available for download.

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Budweis selected as European Capital of Culture 2028

A great pleasure to have accompagnied this engaged team as strategic advisor in the last 1.5 years!

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