Publication by the European Cultural Foundation: The Dwarfing of Europe?

In this first of the series Dwarfing of Europe? publication, the European Cultural Foundation turns to Europe's neighbours for an honest view of Europe from the outside in order to boost and broaden the debate on Europe by focusing on culture.

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European external cultural relations — Expectations from the outside

ifa organised the conference in Brussels on 12th December 2012 - proceedings are now available online!

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La mobilité des artistes et les visas Schengen : recommandations pour la Commission Européenne (Direction Générale des Affaires intérieures) et les Etats membres de l'Union Européenne concernés

2013 est une année clef: la Commission européenne (Direction générale des affaires intérieures) va réviser le code des "visas Schengen" et dans ce but a mis en ligne une consultation publique pour améliorer les procédures d'obtention  des visas "Schengen" de courte durée. Ce moment est donc stratégique pour le secteur culturel en Europe et au delà pour faire entendre la voix du secteur et pour faire connaître aux responsables de politiques publiques européens les besoins spécifiques des artistes en mobilité eu égard aux visas Schengen. Voyez ce que vous pouvez faire dès MAINTENANT!

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Artists' mobility and Schengen visas: recommendations to the European Commission/DG Home and concerned EU Member States

2013 is a strategic year: the European Commission - DG Home Affairs is revising the EU visa code and has opened a public online consultation to improve the procedures for obtaining short-stay "Schengen" visas. Therefore this is a unique strategic moment for the cultural sector in Europe and beyond to make its voice heard and let the EU policy-makers know about the specific needs of mobile artists as regards Schengen visas. Here's what you can do NOW.

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International Artistic Mobility and Territorial Diplomacy: report of the Guimarães seminar by RCF, May 2012

Investing in artistic mobility is not only an individual moment of political responsibility but has long term spin-off effects on the appropriation of global cultural products, identity building and new forms of cultural expression that can be source of renewal in the country of residence as well as the country of origin. This document is the first step in discussing and identifying local and regional strategies to develop transnational artistic mobility. We hope to continue and enlarge this working process with local and regional authorities in Europe and the Arab world taking into account the impact of globalisation and the models of cooperation that could be possible and relevant in this context.

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Culture's role in the European Union's external relations

On its website, the advocacy campaign 'More Europe' has gathered several speeches, presentations, arguments, publications, researches and surveys from various key players to highlight and reinforce the role of culture in the EU’s external relations.

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Report on the state of theatre and dance in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, EEPAP, 2011

This publication provides a set of comparable reports on the situation of theatre and dance in Eastern Europe, with a special focus on the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine, & Belarus), aiming at better understanding among and improved cooperation between the cultural operators of these regions and beyond.

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Culture as a factor for economic and social innovation

Having gathered seven partners in the Med space, the Sostenuto project aimed to open reflections on social and economic innovation in the Med zone. It enabled the experimentation, modelling and diffusion of new management and organisation models within the cultural sector. Two final publications are now available for free download: Culture as a factor for economic and social innovation and Culture & Innovation(s), Europe seen from the South.

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KEA publication on Implementing cultural provisions of CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: How do they benefit the Caribbean cultural sector?

In the framework of a study commissioned by the European Centre for Development Policy Management KEA has analyzed the state of implementation of the Cariforum-EU Economic Partnership Agreement at national and EU level.

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European Parliament resolution on the cultural dimensions of the EU’s external actions (May 2011)

On 12th May 2011, the European Parliament approved a resolution on the cultural dimensions of the EU’s external actions, which calls for the creation of a cultural visa for third-party artists and professionals in the cultural field.

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Towards a Strategy for culture in the Mediterranean Region: the importance of mobility highlighted

With the objective to draft a demand driven strategy responding to the needs of the cultural field in partner countries, the European Commission has requested a report to Fanny Bouquerel and Basma El Husseiny to identify strategic areas for both the public authorities and the civil society. Mobility is considered a key issue.

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Mapping Asia-Europe Cultural Cooperation

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and On-the-Move.org announce the publication of a new report Mapping Asia-Europe Cultural Cooperation. This study was carried out by Judith Staines and maps the Asia-Europe government-to-government bilateral cultural agreements between ASEM country partners.

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The Implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the EU’s External Policies

This report done by Jordi Baltà Portolés (Interarts, Spain) on behalf of the European Parliament analyses the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which came into force in 2007, in the external relations of the EU.

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Mobility in the Euromed area - Roberto Cimetta Fund conference report

Mobility conferences in the Euromediterranean area were held in May 2006 in Fez, Morocco, organised by the Roberto Cimetta Fund. Full conference report in French & English can be downloaded.

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