The 3rd edition of the publication ‘Culture statistics’ presents a selection of indicators on culture related to the following topics: cultural employment, international trade in cultural goods, cultural enterprises, cultural participation, use of internet for cultural purposes and private cultural expenditure. It also presents some contextual data on students in cultural fields of study, learning languages and international tertiary students’ mobility. Some information about the EU and international initiatives concerning cultural heritage (e.g. World Heritage List of UNESCO and European Heritage Label) is included to the book. Most data cover the European Union and its Member States, EFTA and candidate countries. The data were extracted and then compiled from Eurostat website from January to March 2016.
The study commissioned by European Economic and Social Committee of the EU examines international reports for culture's impact on European cities and its use as a tool for regeneration and development. Culture is examined thematically in terms of its use as a vehicle for economic growth, a tool for reconverting cities, for integration and inclusiveness, and as a pillar of European identity. The recommendations request that the EU: recognises cultural rights as fundamental to human development; acknowledges culture as a necessity for sustainable development; supports exchange between cultures for social and economic development; and empowers cities’ decisions on culture to shape our future. It is recommended that cities rethink their policies with culture as the starting point. Strategies should bring peripheral communities back into the centre by reversing the social geography of cities. Security would be enhanced by the creative use of public spaces for dialogue.
Information on the EU strategic framework for culture can be found on this web-page of the European Commission’s Directorate General on Education and Culture: description and links to strategy and policy documents, concrete actions, working methods, implementation tools and funding programmes, links for partners’ search and other useful information.
In line with the main entry points for culture in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in particular Goal 11, which dedicates Target 11.4 to “Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage”, the report proposes a reflection on managing change in cities with culture as a lever for development. It also proposes concrete guidelines which aim to support decision-makers at national and local levels, experts and other stakeholders involved in urban development policies and strategies.
This resource for the cultural sector initiated by the Cultural Institute by the King’s College London comprises a vast array of carefully selected academic research from universities and scholars around the world. The research on the site has been edited into easily accessible summaries of key findings and insights to help inform policy makers and practitioners and provide the empirical evidence to support activities across arts and culture. You can use CultureCase to help advocate for the value of culture; apply for funding; and inform programming, marketing and strategic decision-making.
This Network of Networks for Research and Cooperation in Cultural Development (Culturelink Network) was established by UNESCO and the Council of Europe in 1989 in Paris at the UNESCO Consultation of Representatives of Regional and Sub-regional Networks for Cultural Development Research and Cooperation. It aims to stimulate its members and partners to establish contacts with others active in their fields of interest. The Culturelink Network has developed the interactive, searchable Culturelink Members & Partners Database, providing its members and partners, as well as all other cultural professionals, with an efficient tool for establishing new ways of cooperation.
At this web-page by Culturelink, Network of Networks for Research and Cooperation in Cultural Development, which was established by UNESCO and the Council of Europe in 1989 and has primarily been serving as a platform for research in the field of cultural development, cultural policies and international cultural cooperation, presents a collection of e-versions of the publications dedicated to a wide variety of topics. It includes, for instance, cultural identity, intercultural dialogue and multicultural contexts in transitional societies; digital culture; creative cities; CCIs; and many more.
This MOOC by European University Institute for students and practitioners in the field of arts, culture and heritage questions what European identity is and what we understand and promote as European culture. It explains fundamental European policies on culture, creativity and the media, with a specific focus on urban settings. The course illustrates the policy dimension behind European cultural and media industries and questions dominant “economistic” approaches to cultural creativity.
Culture, science, research, education and tourism are the main directions of the work of the Czech Centre in Kyiv. Its cultural activities support traditional art forms and promote development of new artistic trends, as well as alternative and experimental forms of creative activities. The centre organizes cultural events in different cities of Ukraine.
The network of Czech Centres is an active tool of the foreign policy of the Czech Republic in the area of public diplomacy. These centres interconnect presentations in the cultural arena and support of external economic relations and tourism by organizining their own activities, providing services and information, arranging contacts between Czech and foreign entities, and supporting their cooperation.
Published in October 2012, the review was undertaken to provide an overview of the cultural ecology for dance and inform future investment priorities. The review draws on a number of sources of existing research and reports commissioned by Creative Scotland and other bodies. Three themes have been identified to inform future planning for dance: developing talent; inspiring audiences, participants and artists; and embedding dance in education.
The Danish Cultural Institute is a self-governing institution committed to sharing knowledge on and sympathy for the values of the Danish society. In cooperation with partners, it develops international cultural and societal events, projects and people to people contacts that can provide mutual value and inspire. The activities are focused on arts, culture and society within a prioritized numbers of themes: children and youth, education, science, welfare and sustainability. The Danish Cultural Institute also focuses on developing new ways of cooperation, which stimulate innovation and co-creation and tries to create opportunities for intercultural relations, understanding, sustainable growth and development. The activities of the institute in EaP countries have reached Belarus so far.
This research explores the connection between culture and broader goals of human development with a focus on cultural and creative industries in what is commonly referred to as “developing countries”. The author offers a thorough exploration of how the concepts of cultural and creative industries are constructed and implemented across African countries and evaluates various policy implications of his findings. The work combines an empirical study of the cultural industries of Africa with an understanding towards broader insights regarding global implications of the European debate surrounding creative industries.
This web-resource is intended as a portal for gathering information about the digital culture in the world, taking into account the different approaches that science, cultural heritage and arts have to the digital age. This portal aims to act as a reference point and as a valuable mean of information and communication for different users in a global dimension. It is conceived as a meeting place between technologies and arts & humanities. DIGITALMEETSCULTURE aims to promote and to foster the spread of the digital culture for its considerable innovative impact on the society, for its positive effects on the circulation of information and on the communication of ideas among and across different fields and for its contribution to creative thinking.
DG EAC is the executive branch of the European Union responsible for policy on education, culture, youth, languages, and sport. DG EAC also supports these issues through a variety of projects and programmes, notably Creative Europe and Erasmus+. DG EAC's activities in the culture area are framed by the European Agenda for Culture, which aims to reinforce the role and position of culture in an increasingly globalised world. As the executive arm of the EU, the European Commission is accountable to the European Parliament - more specifically, in this area, to its Education and Culture Committee.
The library includes different types of the documents: general publications, programme documents, studies, reports, statistics, and e-books. These publications include, but are not limited to the following topics: information on outcomes of the projects supported by Creative Europe; European Capitals of Culture; EU prizes for Culture; European Heritage Labels; brochures on possibilities open through MEDIA and Culture Sub-Programmes of Creative Europe; reports of working groups investigating and analyzing policy issues and practical aspects of functioning of different cultural and creative sectors; texts of Creative Europe agreements of participating countries; and impact assessment of the programme.
This web-page of provides the links to CoE conventions and other reference texts and publications related to cultural policy and action, cultural heritage, landscape, spatial planning, and biodiversity. You can also find links to the web-sites of international and national organizations, ministries of culture of the CoE Member States and databases and journals.
It is a new series of online resources by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) on the culture and creative industries, digitalisation of arts and humanities and cultural mobility in Asia and Europe. The main goals of the E-connector are to: provide a clear inventory of existing resources related to cultural and creative industries, digitalisation of arts and humanities and cultural mobility; show the diversity of initiatives from networks to projects, magazines and platforms; identify key resources that facilitate access to information within the art and cultural sector; inspire artists, creators and other cultural stakeholders by sharing resources and free information through platforms and tools that encourage capacity building projects, for instance, to nurture creative entrepreneurship. It helps finding peers through networks, alliances and joint initiatives and gives a space for fresh ideas of young and mid-career entrepreneurs.