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Cultural and creative work in rural and remote areas: an emerging international conversation

International Journal of Cultural Policy


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Cultural policies in cities of the ‘global South’: a multi-scalar approach

International Journal of Cultural Policy: Issue 6

Culture in Crisis: Policy guide for a resilient creative sector


Culture: A path towards a more sustainable future?

Hannah Abdullah, Research Fellow, CIDOB – Barcelona Center for International Affairs

The Missing Pillar – Culture’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

British Council

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Cultural Relations in Fragile Contexts

EUNIC – EU National Institutes for Culture

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Creative innovation in the East Asia arts and culture sector

British Council

Guiding resilient financing systems for the CCS

By Sylvia Amman in the framework of Creative FLIP – Finance, Learning, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights for CCSI

Performing arts: Emerging from confinement

European Parliamentary Research Service

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European Cultural and Creative Cities in Covid-10 times – Jobs at risk and the policy response

Joint Research Center – Science for Policy report

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Digital culture − Access issues

European Parliamentary Research Service

EU support for artists and the cultural and creative sector during the coronavirus crisis

European Parliamentary Research Service.

Cultural Creative Spaces & Cities: Policy Analysis and Recommendations

‘Policy Analysis and Recommendations’ has laid the ground for a new vision on decision-making, one that takes culture as the foundation, inclusiveness and a better quality of life for all citizens. The Analysis brings together the outputs and the outcomes of the CCSC project, and shares the key learnings from the project partners. The Recommendations, based on these core principles, are made for the EU for the support and recognition of commons at the local and EU level. They advocate for the use of the commons as a policy framework that can reinforce the much-needed connection between the local and EU level.

Performing arts in times of the pandemic: status quo and the way forward

IETM – this report outlines the situation on an international scale, identifies the most burning needs of the sector in times of the pandemic and presents an overview of governments’ responses to the COVID-19 crisis. The report concludes with policy recommendations intended for EU, national and local authorities.

Freedom & Creativity: Defending Art, Defending Diversity

UNESCO – Building on the recommendations put forth in the 2018 Global Report, this special edition provides an overview of current advances and challenges in the legal protection of artistic freedom, the protection of the social and economic rights of artists and cultural professionals and the monitoring of artistic freedom at the national, regional and international levels.

Supporting Culture in the Digital Age

IFACCA – International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies. By Octavio Kulesz
Edited by Meredith Okell

Towards a multi-level strategy for EU external cultural relations : bringing cities on board

The EU strategy for international cultural relations sets out to move beyond an understanding of cultural diplomacy as soft power and towards a more inclusive and reciprocal approach built around “a new spirit of dialogue, mutual listening and learning, joint capacity-building and global solidarity”. To be fully effective, this strategy needs to involve all levels of governance, in particular cities. This policy paper aims to demonstrate the potential of European cities for achieving the objectives of the EU strategy for international cultural relations by proposing a revised multilevel approach. By Hannah Abdullah, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) and Jeremie Molho, European University Institute & National University of Singapore.

Move On! A European step by step guide to going international

Written by Reinier Klok. Presented by On the Move with the support of Institut français

Gender Equality: Gender Balance in the Cultural and Creative Sectors

The present Brainstorming Report is the result of the discussion presented to the European Commission at a Dialogue Meeting on the 6th of November 2019 in Brussels. The first topic in the 2019 – 2021 round of ‘Voices of Culture’ was about improving gender balance in the cultural and creative sectors. “Voices of Culture” did give the people most directly working in the sector, a voice to be heard and the opportunity to give their input on this issue.

Policy Paper: Digital Cultural Relations

In the last two decades, the cultural sector has undergone a radical transformation due to …

International Cultural Mobility and Climate Change

More Europe – external cultural relations webinar series ‘Cultural Relations during and after Covid-19’

Culture in EU Development Policies

Why is it important that the EU develop adequate programmes for cultural cooperation projects in the field of development?

EU cultural relations with its Southern Neighbours

This paper aims to highlight the role of culture and the arts in the European …

The role of culture in preventing and reducing violent extremism, Dr. Asiem El Difraoui

This working paper aims at highlighting the role of culture and the arts in preventing, …

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