Converging Pathways to New Knowledge

Converging Pathways to New Knowledge, which brings together online and offline conversations facilitated by LabforCulture and Kennisland, looks at the different ways we are all experiencing what can be termed a “digital shift”. The conversations, that include contributions from leading thinkers in science, technology, creative industries and business, consider how our knowledge building has been affected by the digital shift and give both insight and examples of these shifts. Contributors include Ken Arnold, Wellcome Trust(UK); Olivier Schulbaum, Platoniq (ES) and Floor van Spaendonck, Virtueel Platform (NL) ingeniously pulled together by Martijn Arnoldus, Kennisland (NL). Published 2010.

Cultural Bloggers Interviewed

Who blogs? What are they blogging about? Which audiences and communities are being engaged? What are the economic models and how sustainable are they? These are some of the questions that are explored in this 2009 publication.

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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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