CAE Team Number of posts: 47 Posts WE #StandwithUkraine Friday March 11th, 2022 We are all shocked by the unprecedented aggression that the Russian military is conducting in Ukraine. We at Culture Action Europe express support to and stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, our colleagues and peers in the country, as well as those, including in Russia who are opposing the criminal actions of the Kremlin. We call on our… Thank you! Friday January 22nd, 2021 via GIPHY CCS and Covid: a timeline of the measures Friday May 8th, 2020 Consult this timeline and learn more about the emergency measures Europe put in place to support sectors most hardly hit by the pandemic. In the second half of March, the European Commission adopts a Temporary Framework to enable Member States to use the full flexibility foreseen under State aid rules to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19… Docking the Mu.SA Ship Thursday April 30th, 2020 Message from Achilles Kameas, the Mu.SA project coordinator (HoU) The origins of MuSA project can be traced in eCultSkills, a small-scale project that mapped the training needs of museum professionals so that they can benefit and take advantage of IT. The importance of the results we achieved in eCultSkills left us with no other chance but to look for an… Docking the Mu.SA Ship Thursday April 30th, 2020 Message from Achilles Kameas, the Mu.SA project coordinator (HoU) The origins of MuSA project can be traced in eCultSkills, a small-scale project that mapped the training needs of museum professionals so that they can benefit and take advantage of IT. The importance of the results we achieved in eCultSkills left us with no other chance but to look for an… Formation of von der Leyen Commission advances Monday September 9th, 2019 President-elect Ursula von der Leyen today gave her agreement to the draft list of Commissioners-designate provided to her by the Council of the European Union. This follows a series of formal interviews President-elect von der Leyen held, over the past weeks, with each of the persons suggested by the Member States as candidates for Commissioner. Next Steps: The Council of the… Museums in the Digital Era | Mu.SA Project MOOC Wednesday February 13th, 2019 The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘Essential Digital Skills for museum professionals’ has been running since the 7th of January 2019. Launched by the Mu.SA project, the course primarily aims to support museum professionals in improving their digital competences, so as to facilitate collaborations across disciplines and increase productivity in the digital era. Over eight weeks, participants follow modules that… Creative Europe 2021-2027: Budget Wednesday June 27th, 2018 2021- 2027 Percentage 2014-2020 Culture 609.000.000,00 33% at least 31% Media 1.081.000.000,00 58% at least 56% Cross-Sectoral 160.000.000,00 9% a maximum of 13% Cross-Sectoral:Policy cooperation and outreach 5.000.000,00 Cross-sectoral:Creative Innovation Lab 52.000.000,00 Cross-Sectoral: Programme desks 42.000.000,00 Cross-Sectoral: cross-cutting activities supporting the news media sector 61.000.000,00 Total 1.850.000.000,00 100% Variation 2014/2020 – 2021/2027 34% Creative Europe 2021-2027: Comparative Table Wednesday June 27th, 2018 Creative Europe 2021-2027 Creative Europe’s objective 2017-2020 General Objectives to promote European cooperation on cultural and linguistic diversity and heritage. to increase the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors, in particular the audiovisual sector. to safeguard, develop and promote European cultural and linguistic diversity and to promote Europe’s cultural heritage. to strengthen the competitiveness of the European cultural… Memory, Imagination and Fear | Francesco Pacifico Saturday December 9th, 2017 http://cultureactioneurope.org/files/2017/12/pacifico.m4a Creative Chaos: Enlightening the Socio-Political and Environmental Crises Friday February 17th, 2017 SCENARIOS ROOM The Scenarios Room (coordinated by Alex Meszmer, Laszlo Karvalics and Lars Ebert) used a timeline for the next twenty years in five, ten, fifteen and twenty years (2022, 2027, 2032 and 2037) as a method of creative thinking. This very ambitious technique was organized around three streams of thought concerning Information, People and Things. It encouraged collective visualization and… Creative Chaos: Enlightening the Socio-Political and Environmental Crises Friday February 17th, 2017 STORIES ROOM The stories room (coordinated by Cristina Da Milano) allowed for stories to be told, and for discussions and debates to unfold, around each one of the four story-tellers. The social, political and environmental aspect of all stories revealed the intertwining and multiple facets between culture and science in real life and the need to address them consciously so as… Creative Chaos: Enlightening the Socio-Political and Environmental Crises Friday February 17th, 2017 IDEAS ROOM “The next paradigm of sustainability” panel (moderated by Dr Nicholas Anastasopoulos, Professor at National Technical University of Athens) allowed a horizontal discussion around concepts of sustainability through shared experiences. Nicholas challenged the definition of sustainability between preservation and whole systems change, and introduced the concept of complexity vs what Adam Curtis refers to a “Hyper-normalisation” (acceptance and adjustment… Protected: News Digest: February 2017 Thursday February 16th, 2017 There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Thriving Cities: Placing Culture(s) in Sustainable Urban Development Thursday February 16th, 2017 IDEAS ROOM In the ideas room, a panel moderated Jordi Pascual, Coordinator of Agenda 21 for Culture, UCLG, dealt with the adequacy of current local cultural policies for medium and small cities. Jordi challenged the panelists by posing two questions; are artists part of the solution or are they part of the problem? and second, how city strategies can provide… Thriving Cities: Placing Culture(s) in Sustainable Urban Development Thursday February 16th, 2017 SCENARIOS ROOM The conversation carried on in the Scenarios room, where participants tried to forecast developments that could impact the sustainable development of cities in the medium and long term. Starting by an analysis of current challenges, László Pintér Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy at CEU (HU) admitted that the science of sustainability has forgotten about the importance of… Thriving Cities: Placing Culture(s) in Sustainable Urban Development Thursday February 16th, 2017 STORIES ROOM Building from the ground, the stories room presented initiatives that tackled some of the challenges outlined above. Annalisa Cicerchia, Senior Researcher of ISTAT (IT) shared the case of Cinema Aquila, where CAE is a partner in the project. Cinema Aquila is a semi-peripheral cinema owned by the Municipality of Rome. Closed after it fell in the hands of… Polyphonic Europe: Bridging a Composite Europe through Cultural Leadership Thursday February 16th, 2017 STORIES ROOM The debate continued by asking how to transpose all these ideas into actions. The stories room offered four powerful examples. Salvator-John A. Liotta from Farm Cultural Park (IT) told us about the radical transformation of the city of Favara. Favara had a decaying urban centre which has been transformed by the opening of a cultural centre that puts… Polyphonic Europe: Bridging a Composite Europe through Cultural Leadership Thursday February 16th, 2017 IDEAS ROOM The idea of one, single European identity is long gone. Instead, there is a recognition that European cultures and identities must be conceived in its plurality. However, in times of strain such composite culture might emerge as fault lines that drive processes of disengagement, such as the departure of the UK from the EU. Can cultural leadership act as… “Culture? Cultures? What is/are Culture(s)?” Cultural Policies in Uncertain Times Thursday February 16th, 2017 Europe is, ultimately, a cultural project and as such, culture should become a strategic element of the EU and its future. For the EC, Culture has a role to play in fostering economic development, contributing to external relations and building a ‘community of communities’ that harmonises past and present to give birth to the future. The European identity cannot be… Protected: News Digest: December 2016 Friday December 16th, 2016 There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Cultural Union: Continental Drift? EU-UK negotiations in the cultural sector Friday December 16th, 2016 It’s a two-hour train journey from London to Brussels, a 33.3km crossing of the Channel and a mere step across the border in Ireland. Yet the UK and the EU are drifting apart. The cultural sector has been united in defending the permanence of the UK in the EU. Above 96% of the UK’s cultural and creative practitioners supported the… Protected: The Sustainable Development Goals and culture Friday December 16th, 2016 There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Reflections on the Future of the City Monday December 5th, 2016 By Anna Vondracek, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (BOZAR) Like most of its peers, the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR) is deeply embedded in the history and urban fabric of its city. Together with other cultural institutions, civil society organisations, schools, universities and the local and regional political actors, we shape our urban reality and our perception of… Fun Palaces: where Everyone is an Artist Monday December 5th, 2016 By Stella Duffy, Fun Palaces I write this in the week that Donald Trump has been elected the next President of America. It is four months since Britain voted for Brexit. I write as someone brought up white working class, who is now being told that the white working class, the white poor, the white disaffected made these choices. I… Reporting from the Global Front Monday December 5th, 2016 By Nicholas Anastasopoulos Where we are We have already passed the tipping point in which more than half of the earth’s population lives in urban conditions. As urbanisation is a trend which will only intensify, and as climate change is becoming a threat to life itself, we have entered what is now known as the Anthropocene, a geological epoch identified… Culture and Cities: from Infrastructure to Sociostructure Monday December 5th, 2016 By Rosa Pérez Monclús and Carla Schiavone, Culture Action Europe Culture Action Europe (CAE) actively promotes the inclusion of culture as a pillar for sustainable development. Jointly with a wider coalition of civil society organisations, we advocated for the inclusion of culture in Rio+20 and culture. Advocating for Culture as a Pillar of Sustainability, in United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and in the… Build the City: for the People, with the People Monday December 5th, 2016 By Tsveta Andreeva, European Cultural Foundation Including citizens and communities in decision-making creates wider support for implementing legislation, providing out-of-the-box solutions and strengthening democratic legitimacy. Culture contributes to this by engaging and inspiring people, challenging stereotypes and catalysing the social revitalisation of urban commons. This is essential for building more equitable and sustainable future for our diverse communities. In 2016, ECF… Urban Postcards from Habitat III Monday December 5th, 2016 By Jordi Pascual, Agenda21 for Culture On 20 October 2016, the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) adopted the New Urban Agenda, a document which is expected to provide guidance on the development of urban policies around the world for the next 20 years. The New Urban Agenda is a significant document because: In the “declaration”… New Cultural Challenges for European Cities Monday December 5th, 2016 By Julie Hervé, EUROCITIES policy advisor Many European cities already recognise the importance of culture and the creative industries for local development. Culture is integrated into their strategies in a range of areas, such as innovation, branding, tourism and social inclusion. But developing and implementing cultural strategies that make a real impact to economic development and social cohesion remains a… Protected: News Digest: November 2016 Friday November 18th, 2016 There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The “revolt against elites” Friday November 18th, 2016 Citizens across western democracies feel under pressure as a result of the multiple crises that the 2008 financial crisis unleashed. The so-called ‘revolt against the elites’ challenges the political consensus that has led the European project in the last decades. We review the implications for Europe of the American Election in the context of the new political dynamics gaining ground… CETA and Culture Friday November 18th, 2016 The EU and Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on 30th of October of 2016. It will only enter into force permanently after ratification by 38 national and regional parliaments. Within this context, we review the implications of CETA for culture. CETA goes beyond traditional approaches to trade liberalization. It broadens the scope to cover non-tariff barriers… Protected: News Digest: October 2016 Friday October 14th, 2016 There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Mid-term evaluation of the Creative Europe programme Friday October 14th, 2016 On 5 September, the CULT Committee discussed two studies on the implementation of the Creative Europe Culture sub-programme. These studies will complement the Commission’s evaluation and inform the definition of the next cycle of the programme. The analysis carried out by the European Parliamentary Research Service pointed to four critical areas. Firstly, in terms of governance, the merger of the… Intentional destruction of Heritage and financing of terrorism Friday October 14th, 2016 On 27 September, for the first time, the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that the destruction of heritage is a war crime. The sentence marks a milestone in terms of jurisprudence and signals a shift from considering the destruction of heritage as mere collateral damage to a wider security approach. Increased activity by the ICC in this area, however, should not… Protected: News Digest: September 2016 Friday September 16th, 2016 There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Assessing the true role of culture in European diplomacy Friday September 16th, 2016 Culture has a key role in shaping international relations. Traditionally labelled soft power, the set of values a political entity has and its potential to spread its culture abroad are essential tools in its influence on global affairs. As we mentioned in our last news Digest, the EU has recently published a strategy for cultural diplomacy. But shortly after this… What alternatives for UK culture Friday September 16th, 2016 As the political season kicks-off in Europe, one of the recurrent issues that will stay up on the agenda is the negotiation between Brussels and the UK following its referendum on EU membership. Now that both sides have appointed their negotiating team, the meeting in Bratislava should also provide insights as for the EU’s negotiating line, while the UK government… Strengthening Culture Thursday September 1st, 2016 link A consistent EU strategy for cultural diplomacy is essential Monday July 18th, 2016 On 8 June, the European Commission and the European External Action Service unveiled a joint strategy for cultural diplomacy, as part of a plan for the EU to become a stronger global actor and contributor to sustainable growth, peace and mutual understanding. While having a strategy is a first step, implementation remains a challenge, especially considering the EU’s recent foreign… Re-thinking Europe after the UK referendum on the EU Monday July 18th, 2016 Since a majority of UK citizens voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, a lot has been said on what direction the EU should take. Between a new push for further integration, a conservative approach that sees a short-term interest in keeping the status quo and the nationalist temptation, culture now has a key role to play in… Protected: News Digest – July 2016 Monday July 18th, 2016 There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Protected: News Digest – June 2016 Friday June 17th, 2016 There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. ArtsProfessional publishes an article by CAE on UK referendum Monday February 1st, 2016 On 28 January, UK based platform ArtsProfessional published, “The European perspective”, an article by Katherine Heid, Culture Action Europe’s Head of Political Development, on how a British exit would affect the arts. The article analyses how the absence of programmes such as Creative Europe, Erasmus+ and HORIZON2020 would affect arts professionals in the UK, not only by losing possible funding… Protected: News Digest #80 Monday December 21st, 2015 There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Protected: Newsdigest #79 Friday May 29th, 2015 There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.