CPRA 2009: Governing urban diversity? An exploration of policy tools for cultural diversity in five European capital cities

Governing urban diversity? An exploration of policy tools for cultural diversity in five European capital cities by Dr Davide Ponzini is the result of the 6th Cultural Policy Research Award.

The research explores the origins, the design and the implementation of cultural diverse policies in European capitals, taking into consideration the evolution of public and policy discourse on multiculturalism in globalised societies. Ponzini describes cross-cutting theories and examples from Europe and North America, and tests them by analysing concrete policy tools and their impact on culturally diverse communities in Budapest, Helsinki, Paris, Rome and Tallinn. 



ECF is delighted to announce the publication of Governing Heritage Dissonance: Promises and Realities of Selected Cultural Policies – a pioneering study by Višnja Kisić, winner of the 2013 Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA). 

Dr. Sophia Labadi received the 2008 Cultural Policy Research Award for her work evaluating the socio-economic impacts of selected regenerated heritage sites in Europe. We talk to Sophia about the impact of the award, international heritage, and on her future plans.

Christiaan De Beukelaer was awarded the 2012 Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA) which lead to the publication of his book Developing Cultural Industries: Learning from the Palimpsest of Practice. Exploring the connection between culture and broader goals of human development, this research focuses on cultural and creative industries in developing countries.

During a time when the idea of Europe, and the EU in particular, is tainted with economic crisis and democratic decline, Aleksandar Brkić’s analysis of the role of cultural networks in helping Europe serve people is both a wake-up call for European authorities which support cultural networks and a tool for cultural networks themselves to check that they are fulfilling their European and intercultural remit as well as they should.

This publication is the result of the 3d Cultural Policy Research Award in 2006.

This publication is the result of the 2d Cultural Policy Research Award in 2005.