As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the History Committee of the Ministry of Culture and Communication is organizing an international colloquium entitled "Culture, Political and Cultural Policies"on October 13, 14 and 15 at the Théâtre national del'Opéra Comique in Paris.

The colloquium is chaired by Elie Barnavi, historian, scientific advisor to the Museum of Europe (Brussels) and former Israeli ambassador to France.
After an opening by Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, an inaugural lesson is delivered by Antoine Compagnon, professor at the Collège de France.
The morning of 13 October is chaired by Jack Lang and devoted to the theme "The different models of cultural policies: a comparative exercise" and the afternoon by Jacques Toubon on the themes: "Does the construction of Europe presuppose a common cultural policy?" and "Aid to creation: by whom and
On 14 October, Jean-Philippe Lecat will chair the round tables entitled "Does the field of heritage have limits?" and "Heritage value and sustainable development". In the afternoon, Catherine Tasca will chair those dedicated to the themes "Heritage and collective identities" and "European heritage, Mediterranean heritage".
The morning of 15 October will be led by Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres on the themes "Cultural industries in a time of technological upheaval" and "Cultural industries and the diffusion of creation: necessarily conflicting relations?".
The afternoon session will be chaired by Hubert Védrine on the theme "Cultural production between the State, Europe and the region".
A website dedicated to this event allows to find all the information concerning this symposium: