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The European Dance Network (EDN) initiated the #DanceAndWellBeing campaign from November 2020 to February 2021 as a response to the many restrictions during Covid-19 and the disastrous impact of the virus on people’s lives. Through this campaign, EDN started to collect sectoral data on the contribution of dance to good health and well-being and identified key resources focusing on the…


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“Status and working conditions of artists and cultural and creative professionals” has been the fourth topic of the Voices of Culture structured dialogue forum between Europe’s cultural ecosystem and the European Commission. 47 organisations, including Culture Action Europe, took part in the exercise. As a result of this dialogue the brainstorming report has been published, drafted on the basis of…


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With the public health situation in the EU rapidly improving and the target of 70% of the adult population almost reached, it is high time to explore ways to safely reactivate the cultural life in Europe while monitoring the risk posed by mutations of the virus such as the Delta variant. Responding to calls coming from the cultural ecosystem (including…


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Perform Europe Insights: Sustainability through innovation is the first publication of Perform Europe. This report brings together the main learning points drawn from the Perform Europe process, since its start in December 2020. The Perform Europe process so far highlights the urgency to rethink the current system of touring and distribution support in Europe, in order to make it more balanced,…


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This monthly Tracker is produced by UNESCO to monitor culture in public policy with regards to the UN Sustainable Development Agenda. It highlights developments within national and regional contexts, as well as emerging debates on culture’s contribution to sustainable development. Drawing on a variety of sources, it provides a broad overview of cultural policy trends worldwide at the national, regional…


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The second edition of European Cultural Foundation’s annual magazine Common Ground is out! This magazine is not about the last days of corona but the future we ought to build out of it. What can we learn from the last one and a half year? What can we do better and how? There is much talk about the New Normal. Can…


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The following recommendations present medium- and long-term policy solutions to address the needs identified in the Background Analysis “The Situation of Artists and Cultural Workers and the post-COVID Cultural Recovery in the European Union”. Its aim is to provide guidelines and principles to structure the contents of the European Framework, and hence improve the situation and working conditions of artists…


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On 27 and 28 April 2021, the Porto Santo Conference, an initiative of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, officially launched the Porto Santo Charter. The hybrid event took place in Porto Santo island, on the Madeira Archipelago. For these two days, the remote island transformed into a centre for proposals on public cultural and educational policies. …


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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated pre-existing trends, including unprecedented income loss, growing precariousness, and inequalities in the European cultural ecosystem. Facing destitution, many workers may leave the sector and thousands of institutions may close. With them, accumulated knowledge and skills would be permanently lost, and the cultural ecosystem would be profoundly weakened. A solution to tackle this challenge includes strengthening…


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On March 25th, 2021, our member ENCC launched a new publication about local networks with its author, Raluca Iacob and two guests. Here is the recording of the online presentation and discussion, and a few related resources. If you’re a cultural organisation struggling for resources, time and energy, how can you join forces with other similar organisations, instead of competing…


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The book entitled “The Future of Museum Professionals in the Digital Era – The Success Story of Mu.SA“, Achilles Kameas and Panagiota Polymeropoulou (editors), is the outcome of the online conference organized in 2020 by the Mu.SA partnership in the framework of the SSA EU Mu.SA project. It delivers 12 contributions from the Mu.SA partners such as Hellenic Open University, AKMI…


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On 8 March 2021, International Women’s Day, ETC published a major study on gender equality and diversity that covered theatres in 22 countries, 4000 theatre employees, and an analysis of 650 performances. KEY FINDINGS: – Women were found to have less secure contract situations than men and be “less present at the top of the hierarchy” – Results found a…

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