UNESCO's Policy & Research series examines emerging trends in cultural policy and governance, and offers an in-depth analysis of key topics to reveal today's policy landscape. In doing so, it aims to inspire cultural policymakers and advocates to make innovative, evidence-based decisions that stimulate the growth of dynamic creative sectors around the world.
The challenges of cultural relations between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean / Retos de las relaciones culturales entre la Unión Europea y América Latina y el Caribe
The present book is one of the results of EULAC Focus research project, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union, focused on the cultural, scientific and social dimension of relationships between the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). El presente libro es uno de los resultados del proyecto de investigación EULAC Focus, financiado por el programa Horizonte 2020 de la Unión Europea, centrado en la dimensión cultural, científica y social de las relaciones entre la Unión Europea y la Comunidad de Estados de América Latina y el Caribe.
The project European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID) was conducted between February 2016 and February 2019, in the context of the H2020 programme on Europe as a Global Actor. This final report identifies the research undertaken, its research outcomes and policy recommendations.
Study: Cultural Cooperation between the European Capitals of Culture and Cultural Cities of East Asia: Opportunities and Challenges
In the framework of the Forum on Cooperation between European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) and Cultural Cities of East Asia (CCEA) in Shanghai in November 2017, co-organised by the Cultural Diplomacy Platform, a study has been completed by expert Else Christensen-Redzepovic. This study was commissioned by the European Commission and the EU Delegation to China with the objectives of assessing the potentials and challenges for developing a strategic partnership between the EU cultural flagship initiative “European Capitals of Culture” and the trilateral Japan, China, South Korea cultural cooperation initiative “Cultural City of East Asia”.
Which consequences will Brexit have for cultural cooperation between Germany and the UK? Which consequences are actual, which are only potential? How can Germany’s foreign cultural policy react at the initial stage of this process? How can intercultural exchange be secured with a long-term perspective despite Brexit?
This book that presents collection of texts has been created as a result of two separate projects: the conference BITEF (Belgrade International Theatre Festival) and Cultural Diplomacy: Theatre and Geopolitics and the Creative Europe Desk Serbia research project about the state of the art in international and regional cultural collaboration in Serbia. Thus the book is divided in five complementary parts. part I: Cultural diplomacy: soft power or fair cooperation part II: Theatre festivals in cultural diplomacy part III: Paradiplomacy and bottom-up cultural diplomacy part IV: Serbia – challenges and perspectives of international cultural cooperation part V: Cultural cooperation data - statistical annex.
The European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID) project analyses the relevance of cultural, science and innovation diplomacy for EU external relations, locating developments in these fields in the evolving global context. The website of this project include interesting resources related to cultural diplomacy for EU external relations.
Strategic communications consultancy Portland has published the findings of its Soft Power 30 2017 rankings for countries around the world, based on factors ranging from culture, government, enterprise, digital and education, to cuisine, friendliness, luxury goods, foreign policy and liveability. The Soft Power 30 rankings have revealed France rising to first place, while the UK remains in second place and the US sinks to third.
There are three studies: Study on the artistic, economic and social impacts of 6 ACP festivals on ACP cultural industries, conducted by Catherine Buresi; Study on the economic and artistic challenges and benefits of online diffusion and distribution of ACP cultural content, conducted by Destiny Tchehouali and the Study on alternative and innovative funding mechanisms for ACP Cultural industries, conducted by Keith Nurse.
European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID) > EU Cultural Diplomacy in the MENA region
Drawing upon the analytical tools defined in the EL-CSID Working Paper 1, this paper assesses the willingness, capacity and acceptance sustaining EU broadly-defined Cultural Diplomacy (CD) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The resulting qualitative mapping focuses on policies and initiatives which foster regional cooperation, both around the Mediterranean and among southern countries.
The European Networks of Institutes of Culture (EUNIC Global) commissioned the Department of Social, Political, and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena a report to survey existing cultural diplomacy training and research activities and to assess the training needs of the cultural diplomat of the future, as seen from practitioners and academics. Read the online report.
The mapping study has been produced in the context and with the support of the EU-China Policy Dialogues Support Facility (PDSF II), a project financed jointly by the European Union and the Government of the People’s Republic of China, implemented by a consortium led by Grontmij A/S. This consolidated version is based on the contributions of the two expert teams mentioned above and has been finalised by the European Commission (DG EAC).
This briefing note casts light upon culture in EU development policies and external action, reviewing discussions around this topic and opening the floor for questions. With the SDGs and new EU strategies in place, how will culture and development objectives meet in practice?
The European Commission adopts a Strategy for international cultural relations which will contribute to making the EU a stronger global actor. The Strategy aims at encouraging cultural cooperation between the EU and its partner countries. Read more and the declaration.
This study is the result of a six-month research project conducted in partnership with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). It delivers an overview of the EU funding procedures for the promotion of culture in foreign relations, and at explores alternative models of cooperation.
CPD’s annual research conference, held at the University of Southern California in February 2014, examined how emerging economies are paying greater attention to the value of culture and communication as they become bigger players on the international stage. The report is available for free download.
International actions of European local authorities: crushed by the economic crisis or rejuvenated by new concepts?
The research looked at the different forms of municipal actions in terms of international cooperation, questioned the engagement of European municipalities and explained the recognition of city diplomacy. Part of the EU Award project.
Motivated by the fact that “the European Union has no cultural relations strategy”, the European Commission mandated in 2011 a consortium of eight cultural organisations, institutes, and a consultancy to propose such a strategy. The final report is now online.
The report was prepared by Marie Le Sourd, Elena Di Federico (both members of staff of On The Move) and Dr Sung-Won Yoon. The report includes useful references and weblinks of organisations in the fields of performing arts, publishing, cultural heritage, visual arts and audiovisual as well as a section on cultural mobility.
British Council report: Influence and Attraction: Culture and the Race for Soft Power in the 21st Century
A new report report from the British Council investigates how and why ‘soft power’ is becoming more important in international relations – and why countries such as China, Korea and Brazil are making huge investments in it.