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Information Technologies (IT) can solve problems, accelerate decision-making and help complete complex tasks through self-learning processes. They are often defined as a communication system that is universal, transparent, simple and accessible. However, this is not 100% true. Technologies are neither neutral, nor accessible and transparent. Algorithmic processes are acting in direct relation to our infrastructures and beyond the purely functional…


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Culture Action Europe, in collaboration with the Budapest Observatory and other CAE members and partners, have joined forces to collect relevant evidence substantiating the impact of culture across a range of EU policy fields. “The Value and Values of Culture” collects relevant evidence substantiating the impact of culture across a range of EU policy fields. The evidence included in this…


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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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“Culture, Cities and Identity in Europe”, the study commissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee and carried out by Culture Action Europe and Agenda21 for Culture-UCLG. Can culture help us overcome the systemic, political and identity crises currently shaking the European Union? What role can culture and cities play in strengthening social and territorial cohesion, engaging in dialogue and building…


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Women are strongly represented and even overrepresented in the cultural and creative sector, or at least in some fields of this sector. However, despite what one could think when looking at their quantitive superiority in public cultural institutions or programmes of higher education in culture management and the arts, the creative sector is far from offering equal opportunities for women…


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Many culture makers have embraced the theme of Audience Development (AD); we all want audiences, preferably large and enthusiastic ones. But how can we demonstrate to our investors that we have taken the task seriously? How do we measure our efforts? Here, the key terms are: cultural impact; immaterial indicators; shared knowledge; shared practice; people to people; citizen/visitor. What are…


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In July 2016, the Arts Rights Justice (ARJ) working group supported by Culture Action Europe published its public Toolkit on promoting and protecting freedom of artistic expression for use by arts and culture practitioners. It is aimed at people who are providing training for others, presenting information on cultural rights, and as a source of inspiration for generating discussions. This year, the ARJ group…


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Culture Action Europe (CAE) has carried out an analysis of the first two years of operation of the Creative Europe programme’s Culture sub-programme. The analysis and ensuing recommendations are based on a survey launched by CAE. They offer a preliminary appraisal of how the cultural sector has adapted to Creative Europe, as well as the programme’s adjustment to the needs…


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The topic of access to social protection is very broad. On the one hand, it seems impossible to address all social risks at once, and on the other hand counter-productive to address each social risk individually. Therefore we chose to identify categories of risks. The first survey on access to social protection for those in atypical forms of employment targets…


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Cities, well-being and culture in Europe links the measurement of well-being and cultural participation. How to use data dashboards to better understand correlations between cultural participation and well-being?  The following toolkit gives practical guidelines for using the tools developed within the framework of Activity 3.2 of Culture Action Europe’s Creative Europe network funding. CAE: Cities, Wellbeing and CulturalParticipation Toolkit


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“Cultural networking in Europe: today and tomorrow” takes a new look at networking. The idea behind carrying-out this study was to revisit and renew the work that led to a document commissioned 20 years previously by EFAH (forerunner of Culture Action Europe), and written by Judith Staines: “Working Groups: Network Solutions for Cultural Cooperation in Europe”.  The brief also chimed with a particular…


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Are artists and intellectuals sufficiently represented in the political discourse today? Should they be? Do arts thrive in democracy? And 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. What is…

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