Culture permeates many pivotal political agendas. At European level, EU institutions are working towards a strategy on international cultural relations. At the global level, the relation between culture and development is addressed in several Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) targets and in an increasing developed body of research.
This briefing note, published by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) casts light upon culture in EU development policies and external action, reviewing discussions around this topic and opening the floor for questions. With the SDGs and new EU strategies in place, how will culture and development objectives meet in practice?