This guide transmits to a broad audience of policy makers the lessons, learned by 11 cities – participants of the Intercultural Cities programme supported by the Council of Europe and the European Union. Within the Communication for Integration (C4i) project these European cities worked to counter widespread urban myths about diversity through viral communication campaigns and participatory initiatives. The campaigns have contributed to a noticeable positive change in community attitudes towards migrants. Increased willingness to share public and working space with people from different nationalities has also been observed. The C4i project has further underscored the role of citizens in innovation in public policy to promote peace, diversity and social cohesion. The project helped the partner cities to create and strengthen bridges between municipal authorities, education systems, business organisations, civil society and the media.
You can find here free online courses & MOOCs from top universities and colleges on variety of subjects, including Business & Management, Education & Teaching, Personal Development and other disciplines. The MOOC Tracker of the Class Central helps solving two problems – rapid grows of courses and unpredictable schedules.
The CORDIS Partner Service from the European Commission is an interactive platform with different tools to promote your expertise and to find the right partners. At this page related to Horizon 2020 framework programme you can find useful information and contacts to build your network by browsing profiles of potential partner institutions and partnership requests – both proposals of projects and offers of collaboration.
This web-site provides information on the EU research and innovation activities: news about on-going projects, report summaries and project fact sheets from Horizon 2020 framework programme; research magazines; and tools for partner search.
This unique public information and monitoring service has been run by the Council of Europe as a joint venture with the ERICarts Institute since 1998. It is realised in partnership with national governments and a network of leading European cultural policy experts. Compendium users can compile single country profile reports on a range of topics depicting how arts and culture are organised in 43 Council of Europe Member States. You can also get assembled comparative country profile reports. All country profiles are available in English. Some original or local language versions are made available upon the initiative of individual authors and governments. Tables and graphs based on official data from national statistical offices and international / European bodies such as EUROSTAT or the European Audiovisual Observatory. The Compendium Community of cultural policy experts monitors the implementation of both – European Treaties in cultural sector and developments in national laws and policies. Each year a new edition of the Compendium system is published. Different types of professionals belong to the target audience of the Compendium: policy makers, researchers, professional networks and civil society institutions, journalists, and cultural policy & management students.
The document considers cultural heritage as a strategic resource for social, economic and environmental development in Europe and a major asset for the entire European project. The conclusions emphasize the strong contribution of cultural heritage to the achievement of the goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy for Growth and Jobs. The conclusions look at the cross-cutting nature of cultural heritage in the many national and European policies, calling for better addressing the direct and indirect impact of those policies on heritage and fully deploy of the strong potential that it offers for the achievements of their objectives. Member States were invited to consider including cultural heritage in the Work Plan for Culture 2015-2018. In addition the conclusions call for more resources to be invested in cultural heritage and continued support for improving the collection and analysis of data, and promotion of education on cultural heritage. The Commission is also invited to further support at EU level the networking of, and pooling of resources between, public and private sector heritage experts and practitioners as well as civil society organisations.
The confederation unites 230 member societies from 120 countries. CISAC represent more than 3 million creators from music, audiovisual, drama, literature and visual arts. It aims at advocating for the protection of authors’ rights/copyright. The network includes members from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
The article 167 of the treaty specifies the role of the European Union in the culture area, as well as decision making procedure on culture related issues that involves the European Parliament and the Council, the Committee of the Regions, and the Commission. According to the article, the EU shall contribute to the flowering of the cultures of its Member States, while respecting their national and regional diversity and at the same time bringing the common cultural heritage to the fore. Action by the Union shall be aimed at encouraging cooperation between EU countries in such areas, as improvement of the knowledge and dissemination of the culture and history of the European peoples; conservation and safeguarding of cultural heritage of European significance; non-commercial cultural exchanges; and artistic and literary creation, including in the audiovisual sector. The EU also shall foster cooperation with third countries and the competent international organisations in the sphere of culture and take cultural aspects into account in its action under other provisions of the treaties.
The work of Platform 4 of the EaP contributes to the goals of the Eastern Partnership and serves to promote European values, political stability, economic growth and social justice. More specifically, Platform 4 of the EaP "Contacts between people" expands and deepens collaboration in the fields of education, youth (including employability), research and innovation, culture and creativity, audio-visual sector and information society. Its multilateral work complements the agreements and actions of the EU Member States and EaP countries on bilateral level. Platform 4 offers a balance of reinforced policy dialogue and strengthened participation in EU programmes. The members of Platform 4 represent the EU Member States and Institutions, the six Eastern Partnership countries, the Council of Europe, and UNESCO.
The most significant feature of the Convention is that it links together in a single document the concepts of nature conservation and the preservation of cultural properties. The Convention recognizes the way in which people interact with nature, and the fundamental need to preserve the balance between the two. It defines the kind of natural or cultural sites which can be considered for inscription on the World Heritage List. The Convention sets out the duties of States Parties in identifying potential sites and their role in protecting and preserving them. The States Parties are encouraged to integrate the protection of the cultural and natural heritage into regional planning programmes, set up staff and services at their sites, undertake scientific and technical conservation research and adopt measures which give this heritage a function in the day-to-day life of the community. The Convention also encourages States Parties to strengthen the appreciation of the public for World Heritage properties and to enhance their protection through educational and information programmes.
The text of all Council of Europe treaties the Council of Europe's official languages, their explanatory reports, the status of signatures and ratifications, the declarations and reservations made by States available on these website.
The Faro Convention emphasizes the important aspects of heritage as they relate to human rights and democracy. It promotes a wider understanding of heritage and its relationship to communities and society. The Convention encourages us to recognize that heritage objects and places important because of the meanings and uses that people attach to them and the values they represent. As a “framework convention”, the Faro Convention defines issues at stake, general objectives and possible fields of intervention for Member States to progress. Each State Party can decide on the most convenient means to implement the Convention according to its legal or institutional frameworks, practices and specific experience. Compared to other conventions, the “framework convention” does not create specific obligations for action and suggests rather than imposes.
This online bookshop on culture and cultural heritage includes publication by the Council of Europe on all activities supported by the CoE, e.g. Cultural Policy Reviews, Cultural Routes, Platform Exchange on Culture and Digitization, European Heritage Days and many more. You can find useful information on both – policy making issues and practical aspects of management of institutions and projects working in the area of culture and cultural heritage.
This resolution considers education and training to be indispensable means for promoting adaptability and employability, active citizenship, personal and professional fulfillment in the context of a lifelong learning perspective. The document stresses the need to provide all European citizens with new opportunities to improve their knowledge, skills and competence levels, to adapt to new requirements and to move to new and better jobs, by combining the instruments which already exist at European and national level. The communication also points out on the necessity to anticipate the skills need and the skills gaps which are emerging in the European labour markets; and to improve the matching of knowledge, skills and competences with the needs of society and the economy as a means to increased competitiveness and growth, as well as to greater social cohesion in Europe.
Arts Management Network provides the world's largest directory of arts management courses. The network maintains a close relationship to many faculties worldwide in order to be directly connected with the latest developments in education or to lecture about issues like career development or trends in arts management. Universities or academies can effectively promote their courses with an advertiser here or in the monthly newsletter.
Coursera is a venture-backed, for-profit, educational technology company that offers massive open online courses. It provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations. You can find courses belonging to different areas of knowledge and human activity, for instance data science, business, computer science, social sciences, personal development, languages, etc. The courses are available in different languages; some of them have subtitles including English and Russian. There is a wide variety of possibilities related to arts and humanities on Coursera.
It is a growth strategy for the UK creative industries, published in 2016 and developed for industry and by industry with support from government and representing a shared vision. The strategy is orientated to support the growth of the creative industries for the next five years. It provides info graphics with the latest official data on the economic contribution of the creative industries, creative employment and exports of creative services from the UK.