European Institute of Public Administration - Institut européen d’administration publique
Cultural Policy and Politics
in the European Union
learning and development - consultancy - research
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Global European Challenges and Culture
 Population ageing = intergenerational
problems, lack of work force
 Migration = intercultural understanding
 Deficit of creativity = innovation gap,
competitiveness
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Global European Challenges and Culture
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Legitimacy of the European project = shift from integration
of the States to integration of people
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EU governance in the global society
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Climatic changes
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How Culture can respond?
Main Goal: Unzipping creative potential of each
individual citizen as the key element of the future
Creativity – future of the society
Creativity could be applied into:
Social Interactions -Communications
Human Production-Innovation
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European Agenda for Culture
Culture part of the political agenda:
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More co-operation between MS
More structured dialogue with the cultural sector
Better linkage with the Lisbon Agenda
UNESCO Convention on cultural diversity
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European Agenda for Culture
First objective: Cultural Diversity and Intercultural
Dialogue
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Promote genuine intercultural dialogue – open and
respectful exchanges
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Foster intercultural skills – foreign languages,
cultural awareness and expression, civic
responsiblility and participation
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Make it easier for artists to work abroad – and
giving the public a chance to see cultural output
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European Agenda for Culture
Second objective: Culture as a catalyst for creativity
 Promote creativity in education
 Promote capacity building in cultural sector
 Develop creative partnerships with other sectors
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European Agenda for Culture
Third objective: Culture as a key component in
international relations
 Implementing the UNESCO Convention on the Protection
and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
 Integration of the cultural dimension into all its external and
development policies, projects and programmes
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European Agenda for Culture
2007 Communication on Culture
Objectives:
 Cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue
 Culture as catalyst for creativity
 Culture as a vital element in the Union's international
relations
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European Agenda for Culture
 Promote mobility in the cultural field
 Promote intercultural competences and intercultural
dialogue
 Need to shift from “ multicultural” societies to
“intercultural” ones
 Intercultural interaction and tolerance
 Proper Management of the diversity
 Properly managed diversity is an asset for Social
inclusion and security Economic growth
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European Agenda for Culture
 New working method
 A structured dialogue with the cultural sector (cultural forum)
 Improved coordinating efforts between the Member States
and the Commission
 Mainstreaming in other Community Policies
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European Agenda for Culture
Council Resolution
 Adopted in November 2007
 Endorsing the Communication and setting the priorities
 Endorsing Open Method of Coordination for selected
priorities
 Council Workprogramme
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European Agenda for Culture
Way Forward
 Setting the OMC groups = feeding into policy development
process
 Inviting the civil society to build new structures to
communicate their needs
 Revitalising existing instruments
 Pawing way for new emerging instruments for a nwe EU
budget
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How can we integrate the Culture Sector into
the Lisbon/Europe 2020 agenda?
 Invest in creativity and business education
 Reinforce the Internal Market for creative
people,
products and services
 Promote links between creators and
technology
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European Agenda for Culture
Open Method of Coordination
 Group of mobility
 Group on creative and cultural industry
 Transformation o the cultural education network into the OMC
group
 Revitalisation of the Eurostat working group
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European Agenda for Culture
Involving the cultural sector (Platforms)
 Platform for Intercultural Europe
 Platform on Access to culture
 Platform on the potential of culture and
creative industries
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EU Programmes and Actions
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Culture Programme 2007-2013
European Capitals of Culture
EU Prizes
Artist Mobility
Former Programmes and Actions
Library of programme documents
 Culture in Structural Funds
 Culture in other EU Programmes (Enterprises, Citizenship,
Employment, Regional Development, Tourism, Research,..)
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Culture programme 2007-2013
Main aim:
“ To enhance the cultural area shared by Europeans,
which is based on a common cultural heritage, through
the development of cooperation activities among
cultural operators from eligible countries, with a view to
encouraging the emergence of European citizenship”
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Culture programme 2007-2013
 Links with European Years
2008- Intercultural dialogue
2009- Creativity&innovation
2010- Combating poverty and social exclusion
2011- Volunteering
2012- Active Ageing
 Aim: awareness raising of important issues, exchanging good
practices, policy debate
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Culture programme 2007-2013
Three main objectives:
 To promote cross-border mobility of those working in the
cultural sector
 To encourage the transnational circulation of cultural and
artistic output
 To foster intercultural dialogue
Budget of €400 million for the period 2007-2013
For the achievement of these objectives, the programme
supports three strands of activities.
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Culture programme 2007-2013
First Strand: Support for cultural actions
This strand enables cultural organisations coming to cooperate on
cultural and artistic projects. This strand includes three subcategories:
Strand 1.1: Multi-annual sectoral or multi-sectoral co-operation
projects, running for a period of three to five years
Strand 1.2: Sectoral or multi-sectoral co-operation projects, running
over a maximum period of two years
Strand 1.3: Support for literary translation is contributes to one of the
key objectives of the programme
Strand 1.4: Action with third countries that have concluded association
or cooperation agreements with the Community, provided that they
contain cultural clauses
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Culture programme 2007-2013
Second Strand: Support for cultural bodies
 Support to cultural organisations, associations and institutions
that play a crucial role in promoting culture and advancing its
interests
 This strand supports cultural bodies which operate or seek to
operate at a European level
 This strand is aimed at promoting a sense of shared cultural
experience
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Culture programme 2007-2013
Third Strand: Analysis and dissemination activities
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Supports the carrying out of studies and analyses in the field
of European cultural co-operation and European cultural
policy development
 The aim of this support is to increase the volume, quality of
information and data available on cultural co-operation at the
European level
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Culture programme 2007-2013
Operating grants
 Support for bodies which pursue an aim of general European
interest in the field of culture
 Co-finance expenditure associated with the permanent work
of these organisation
 4 categories of activities: Ambassadors, advocacy networks,
festivals, policy support structures for cultural agenda
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Culture programme 2007-2013
Special actions
 European Capitals of Culture
2008: Liverpool, Stavanger; 2009: Linz, Vilnius;
2010: Istanbul, Pécs, Essen for the Ruhr; 2011: Turku, Tallinn
 European
prizes:
Cultural
Heritage,
Contemporary
architecture, Pop music (European Border Breakers' Award),
Contemporary literature
 Support for cooperation with 3rd countries
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Culture programme 2007-2013
Analysis & dissemination
Studies and analysis
Dissemination of information
Efforts to maximise the impact of projects
Culltural contact points:
 promote the programme at local level
 assist applicants
 provide information on other relevant sources of funding
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Culture programme 2007-2013
Promoting results “valorisation”
The Commission plans to hold an annual event aimed to:
 Help to ensure lasting impact of projects
 Draw out synergies between Programme and political agenda
 Bring together cultural operatorsand policy makersfor mutual
learning
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Culture programme 2007-2013
Other sources of funding
Cultural operators may
Community Programmes:
also
be
eligible
under
other
 Lifelong Learning, Youth in Action, Europe for Citizens,
research, structural funds
 Media for auddiovisial sector
 Europe aid
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Culture programme 2007-2013
Website:
http://ec.europa.eu/culture/index_en.htm
How to find your cultural contact point:
http://ec.europa.eu/culture/annexesculture/doc1232_en.htm
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Contact Address
Marco Lopriore
Senior Lecturer
Tel. +31 43 3296 316
Fax +31 43 3296 296
E-mail: [email protected]
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