11.10.2012

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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20.09.2012

Center for Sustainable Practices in the Arts

The CSPA provides a network of resources to artists and arts organizations by gathering and distributing information from partnering information sources, and through the development of special initiatives designed to enable sustainable practices while maintaining artistic excellence. The CSPA views sustainability in art-making through environmentalism, economic stability, and strengthened cultural infrastructure.

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20.09.2012

Cultura21 eBooks series on Culture and Sustainability

The Cultura21 eBooks Series on Culture and Sustainability presents findings from inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives in research and practice. Keep an eye on the serie!

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20.09.2012

International Mobility: A Prerequisite for Intercultural Dialogue, by F.Richard, Mediterranean Yearbook 2011

Ferdinand Richard, President of the Roberto Cimetta Fund, presents a short contribution paper on the role of mobility in intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean area and the place of international and/or local funding to support mobility in this region.

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20.09.2012

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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20.09.2012

Audience-building and the future ‘Creative Europe’ Programme, a report by EENC, January 2012

This document aims to present relevant trends and examples in different cultural sectors, provide recommendations to European institutions on how to foster audience building on a European level, and identify gaps in existing information. It includes 28 case studies from 12 different member states, representing a diverse sample of approaches, organisations, degree of formalisation, geographic locations and target publics, among others.

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20.09.2012

Exit Europe – New Geographies of Culture, by Clubture Network, 2011

This book sets activities of the independent cultural scene in the region of former Yugoslavia within the broader cultural and social context. There are reviews of the independent cultural scenes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia; as well as a broad overview of the development of regional cultural cooperation among independent organizations. The publication also contains a series of recommendations for the introduction of specific measures of cultural policy.

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07.09.2012

Long Horizons: an exploration of Art and Climate Change, curated by Julie's Bicycle (2009)

Long Horizons is a series of essays curated by Julie's Bicycle, debating the impact of climate change on the work of policy makers, scientists and artists.

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07.09.2012

Circus and Street Arts: Encouraging European Cooperation Projects, Circostrada, 2012 edition

Circostrada Network has updated the guide "Circus and Street Arts: Encouraging European Cooperation Projects".

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06.09.2012

Manifesto on the status of the artist, by the FIA and FIM (2009)

This Manifesto on the Status of the Artist is the outcome of cooperation between the International Federation of Actors (FIA) and the International Federation of Musicians (FIM). A joint working group drawn from the membership of the two federations has been coming together on this issue in order to share experience and concerns.

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06.09.2012

Nordic Perspectives on European Networking, by Trans Europe Halles (2010)

Nordic Perspectives on European Networking: 13 independent cultural centres in conversation. What does international networking mean to independent cultural centres in the Nordic countries? How do they make their international contacts matter?

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06.09.2012

Linking the Arts to Environment and Sustainable Development Issues , case studies by ASEF (2010-2012)

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has published "Linking the Arts to Environment and Sustainable Development Issues" (April 2012), a report that gathers case studies form nine Asian countries (India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore).

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06.09.2012

Intercultural Dialogue and Human Rights: Prospects for a Euromediterranean Citizenship

The paper proposes the development of a new conception of citizenship (more inclusive, active and plural) for all the peoples living in the territory of the partner States of the Union for the Mediterranean.

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06.09.2012

Mouvement: Issue on Culture and Sustainable development

the publication considers culture as one ecosystem the rules of which evolve and interact with its environment, and gathers 47 articles on diverse aspects of sustainability and culture - French only.

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19.07.2012

Copyrights: European Commission proposed easier music licensing in the Single Market

Following concerns over financial irregularities and difficult online licencing, the European Commission has proposed in July 2012 a new directive requiring copyright collecting societies to increase their transparency, efficiency and management of revenues.

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19.07.2012

Policy handbook on the strategical use of EU support programmes for developing Cultural and Creative Industries, OMC working group on CCI, April 2012

Policy handbook on “How to strategically use the EU support programmes, including Structural Funds, to foster the potential of culture for local, regional and national development and the spill over effects on the wider economy? “

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19.07.2012

First quadriennal EU report on the protection and the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions

Want to discover what the EU does to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions? Then don't miss its first quadrennial periodic report in the framework of the 2005 UNESCO Convention.

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06.07.2012

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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21.06.2012

Team Culture 2012 - Manifesto "Turn to Culture" - June 2012

Team Culture meeting in Brussels presents a joint manifesto ‘Turn to Culture‘ as an outcome of the European dialogue on the role of culture in a time of crisis initiated under the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. As part of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Danish Minister for Culture, Uffe Elbæk, has together with the Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou taken the initiative to start a dialogue on the role of culture in a time of crisis.

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14.05.2012

Study on the profile of artistic and cultural professionals in South Mediterranean (2007)

The study on the profile of artistic and cultural professionals in non-EU Mediterranean countries (Étude sur le Profil des professionnels artistiques et culturels en Méditerranée non Européenne) deals with legal and social aspects related to the work of artists and cultural operators in the region. It also deals with the social recognition of the artists and the role of mobility in the recognition of the artist and the dialogue between cultures.

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