What: Culture and others


There are many ways and directions Culture enters and reshapes our communal and civic life.
It is embedded and infused in our daily life and in the way we see, think, learn, create, relate and thrive.
This is the reason why – even though we have chosen to focus our major efforts on a few specific issues related to culture (new economy, rights, sustainable cities, wellbeing and EU institutions), we have decided to create a section where we collect any other important issue we see emerging. And where possibly we will start focusing very soon…


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The importance of cultural policies at a local level is increasingly recognised as key in shaping sustainable change in our societies. However, there is still a long road ahead for a coherent and comprehensive European strategy to emerge in this domain. In “Polis and the people: Looking into the future of urban cultural policies”, Culture Action Europe (CAE) explores the…


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ARE ARTISTS AND INTELLECTUALS SUFFICIENTLY PART OF THE POLITICAL DISCOURSE TODAY? SHOULD THEY BE? DO ARTS THRIVE IN DEMOCRACY? AND VICE VERSA DO DEMOCRACIES THRIVE VIA THE ARTS? DO ARTISTS AND INTELLECTUALS NECESSARILY NEED TO CONSIDER THEIR IMPACT ON SOCIETY? SHOULD ARTISTS LIVE OFF THEIR ARTS? HOW? WE, THE PEOPLE OF CULTURE, LET OUR FRAGMENTATION REDUCE OUR IMPACT ON SOCIETY….


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A model for cultural development where heritage is an important factor of growth and social cohesion


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On 14 June 2013, the Council of the European Union gave green light to the European Commission to start the negotiation of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (better know under its acronym TTIP) with the United States, the biggest export market for Europe. This trade agreement will potentially reach 850 million of consumers and is said to bring 0,5% GDP to the EU,…


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Working Groups. Networks Solutions for Cultural Cooperation (FR) Publication by Culture Action Europe on networks and solutions for culture cooperation.


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A reflection paper on the contribution of culture to lifelong learning, written in 2013 by Henrik Zipsane (CAE Board).


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CAE’s 2013 reflection paper (in French) on Culture and EU external relations, written together with Relais Culture Europe.


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An introduction to Culture Action Europe’s 2013 reflections papers by Luca Bergamo, Culture Action Europe Secretary General.


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The idea of ‘creativity’ that till recently artists had the principal claim on has been vastly expanded over the last decade. Today, it is applied to a very broad range of activities and professions, many of which are far removed from artistic creation. “But where do we locate ourselves in this ‘creative industries’ agenda?” You will find here:


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The arts are a driving force for a reform of the existing educational systems taking into account that education is not just about academic skills but about comprehensive personal development comprising mind and body, knowing and feeling, acting and reflecting; all characteristics represented by the arts. You will find here:


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You will find here the last United Nations report by the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, on “Copyright policy and the right to science and culture” published in 2014.


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Intercultural Dialogue is increasingly seen as one of the ways to promote mutual understanding, better living together and an active sense of European citizenship and belonging. You will see here:


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