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The Toolkit and Companion together aim to help build capacity within the arts and culture sector on how to exercise their rights and to support our collaborative partners; to support and encourage arts organisations and cultural workers to protect and defend artists and cultural operators facing censorship wherever they may be; and to encourage better collaboration between the arts, culture,…


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Throughout history, the term “common” has been used with different, sometimes contradictory, meanings. Recently, it has gained in popularity to define and accompany the theorisation and fabrication of new political paradigms. Put simply, the idea of “common” groups the ensemble of material and immaterial objects that are or should be held “in common”. However, as we will see in this short…


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TTIP has been stuck in technical negotiations since those started three years ago. Negotiators hope to reach a deal before the end of 2016. However, political agendas on both sides of the Atlantic and the recent EU referendum in the UK suggest a longer process is most likely. The postponement of negotiations is made even more probable by the recent…


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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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How engaged people in culture and citizenship can come together to enhance the life of those living in the city? 100 participants from Athens and abroad worked together for one full day to be part of a process where common possibilities are more important than individual ones. Athens, November 20 2015


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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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Cultural practices and participation are key factors for social and personal well-being and contribute to citizens’ ability to deal with social and economic change. But these factors are seldom recognised in the existing, conventional systems of measurement. CAE has therefore addressed this issue by designing and disseminating an ad hoc information system, based upon qualitative and quantitative (indicators and data)…


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The forms of employment are diversifying. Are these “atypical” operating modes impacting access to social protection for workers who don’t have a conventional employment status (that is to say, permanent and full-time)? For this exploratory research on a European scale, SMart and CAE have decided to address the issue comprehensively. The aim is to highlight the impact of global changes…


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MCP-results_belgium-finalversion_EN The main objective of the project Brokering Migrants’ Cultural Participation (MCP Broker) is to train Public Cultural Institutions* (PCIs) and to provide them with the tools required to improve their cultural diversity management. At the same time, the project aims at stimulating migrants’ cultural participation by strengthening PCIs’ capacity to interact with them. MCP Broker is thus a project…


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MCP-results_Belgium-FinalVersion_FR Le principal objectif du projet Brokering Migrants’ Cultural Participation (MCP Broker) vise à former les institutions culturelles publiques (ICP) et à leur fournir les outils nécessaires pour améliorer leur gestion de la diversité culturelle. Parallèlement, le projet cherche à stimuler la participation culturelle des migrants en renforçant la capacité des ICP à interagir avec eux. MCP Broker est donc…


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MCP results_Belgium-FinalVersionPDF_NL Het belangrijkste doel van het project Brokering Migrants’ Cultural Participation (Culturele participatie migranten, kortweg MCP Broker) is om openbare culturele instellingen (OCI’s) te vormen en hen de instrumenten aan te reiken voor de verbetering van hun culturele diversiteitbeleid. Tegelijkertijd moet dit project dienen ter bevordering van de culturele participatie van migranten door ervoor te zorgen dat de OCI’s…


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CAE_BtO15_Concept_Paper BtO is CAE’s annual Conference. The 2015 edition will be a thought-provoking gathering made of large scale and small scale dialogues, encounters, community building, exchanges between local and other European cultural actors.

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