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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…


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On 25/26 February 2016 a group of about 35 participants representing the creative and cultural sectors from the EU Member States gathered in Berlin to discuss “developing the entrepreneurial and innovation potential of the cultural and creative sectors”. The process formed part of a Structured Dialogue between the European Commission and the cultural sector under the banner ‘Voices of Culture’…


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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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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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MCP Broker | Brokering Migrants’ Cultural Participation After the final conference in Barcelona, you can now check the conclusions of the five partner countries involved in this project. Special mention to the Belgian participation: the conclusions in English are available on the MCP Broker’s website. If you prefer, you can also have a look at the report in French and Dutch on Culture Action Europe’s…


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For an artist, mobility is often an intrinsic part of the creative process and the dissemination of the work. Mobility offers the chance of a larger public, an opening unto the world and the development of different artistic techniques. Mobility allows the artist to experience diversity and to integrate it into the creative process. The main obstacles to the mobility…


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The campaign was informally born in Hangzhou (China), in May 2013. Leaders of global cultural networks were called to contribute to the Hangzhou Conference “Culture: Key to Sustainable Development” and convened to discuss how culture elements should be considered in Sustainable Development Goals (to be approved by United Nations in September 2015). The campaign has published three main documents. 1. “Culture as…


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You will find here “Culture 21: Actions“, the reference documents issued during the First Culture Summit of UCLG, organised in Bilbao in March 2015 . It reaffirms UCLG’s commitments  to the relationship between citizenship, culture and sustainable development and serves as an addition to the Agenda 21 for Culture, by providing more practical orientations to local governments.


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There is an increasing urge to build a new form of democracy based on the respect for human rights and the will to organize cultural life around a complex identity and not the hegemony of a single language, culture or religion. How can the cultural sector contribute to social justice, cohesion and democratic values when cultural freedom finds itself more…


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Below is a collection of Culture Action Europe’s documents produced between March 2014 and February 2015, in the context of Creative Europe first year work plan. CAE would like to thank the European Cultural Foundation for its support in developing this research and editorial work.


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Arts Rights Justice (ARJ) is an independant working group powered by Culture Action Europe. This ‘Training-the-Trainers’ consists of three parts (introductions, case studies and legal basis) and aims at: building capacity within the arts and culture sector, providing knowledge on how artists can exercise their rights, and on how to support our collaborative partners supporting and encourage arts organisations and cultural…

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