Engaging the World: Towards a Global Cultural Citizenship.

As a member of the Consortium supporting the Preparatory Action “Culture in EU External Relations” initiative, we joined more than 350 international artists, academics and cultural representatives to discuss the results of the “Preparatory Action” on developing an EU strategy to mobilise the potential of culture in external relations. The discussions and feedback from the conference are now integrated in the final report which is available on the Culture in EU External Relations website

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CPRA 2011: Cultural policy frameworks (re)constructing national and supranational identities: The Balkans and the European Union

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.

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CPRA 2010: European Capitals of Culture and Everyday Cultural Diversity: A Comparison of Liverpool (UK) and Marseilles (France), March 2013

This publication is the result of the 7th Cultural Policy Research Award in 2010.

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An Alternative Gaze - A Shared Reflection on Cross-Mediterranean Cooperation in the Arts

An Alternative Gaze - A Shared Reflection on Cross-Mediterranean Cooperation in the Arts, published by the ECF, 2008.

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Managing Diversity? Art and [The Art Of] Organisational Change

Managing Diversity? Art and [The Art Of] Organisational Change by ECF explores the complexity of managing diversity through essays and stories by practitioners in the arts and cultural field. Neither Here or There explores diversity through art - through the eye of Ahmet Polat who focuses on photographing diversity in society. This compilation of two books is a co-production of the ECF, Ahmet Polat (Fatush Productions) and publishing house Mets & Schilt Publishers, 2008. If you like to obtain a copy of this publication, please contact Lise Mathol, lmathol[@]eurocult.org

A Cultural Dimension to the EU’s External Policies - from Policy Statements to Practice and Potential

This is the second part of a preliminary examination to ascertain whether there is sufficient interest in Member States, and if the preconditions exist, for the development of a coherent cultural dimension to EU external policies. It builds on an initial literature and web based survey conducted by the Boekman Foundation. Its tasks has been to verify whether the reasonably encouraging findings that emerged from the first study were true in practice, by interrogating stakeholders in six diverse EU counties: Denmark, France, Latvia, Poland, Portugal and the UK.

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A Cultural Component as an Integral Part of the EU’s Foreign Policy?

The goal of this survey has been to collect and examine documents on the external cooperation policies of the European Union and its MemberStates with third countries in the field of culture. This has been done in order to assess the degree to which EU Member States support the strengthening of the cultural components of the EU’s external relations and foreign policy.

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