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Cultural Policy and Politics in the European Union. Global European Challenges and Culture. Population ageing = intergenerational problems, lack of work force Migration = intercultural understanding Deficit of creativity = innovation gap, competitiveness. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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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

  • Global European Challenges and Culture

    Legitimacy of the European project = shift from integration of the States to integration of people

    EU governance in the global society

    Climatic changes

  • How Culture can respond?

    Main Goal: Unzipping creative potential of eachindividual citizen as the key element of the future

    Creativity future of the society

    Creativity could be applied into:Social Interactions -CommunicationsHuman Production-Innovation

  • European Agenda for CultureCulture part of the political agenda:

    More co-operation between MSMore structured dialogue with the cultural sectorBetter linkage with the Lisbon AgendaUNESCO Convention on cultural diversity

  • European Agenda for Culture

    First objective: Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue

    Promote genuine intercultural dialogue open and respectful exchanges

    Foster intercultural skills foreign languages, cultural awareness and expression, civic responsiblility and participation Make it easier for artists to work abroad and giving the public a chance to see cultural output

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • European Agenda for Culture

    Promote mobility in the cultural fieldPromote intercultural competences and intercultural dialogueNeed to shift from multicultural societies to intercultural onesIntercultural interaction and toleranceProper Management of the diversityProperly managed diversity is an asset for Social inclusion and security Economic growth

  • 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

  • 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

  • European Agenda for Culture Way Forward

    Setting the OMC groups = feeding into policy development processInviting the civil society to build new structures to communicate their needsRevitalising existing instrumentsPawing way for new emerging instruments for a nwe EU budget

  • How can we integrate the Culture Sector into the Lisbon/Europe 2020 agenda? Invest in creativity and business educationReinforce the Internal Market for creative people, products and servicesPromote links between creators and technology

  • European Agenda for Culture Open Method of Coordination

    Group of mobilityGroup on creative and cultural industryTransformation o the cultural education network into the OMC groupRevitalisation of the Eurostat working group

  • 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

  • EU Programmes and ActionsCulture Programme 2007-2013European Capitals of CultureEU PrizesArtist MobilityFormer Programmes and ActionsLibrary of programme documents

    Culture in Structural FundsCulture in other EU Programmes (Enterprises, Citizenship, Employment, Regional Development, Tourism, Research,..)

  • 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

  • Culture programme 2007-2013

    Links with European Years

    2008- Intercultural dialogue2009- Creativity&innovation2010- Combating poverty and social exclusion2011- Volunteering2012- Active Ageing

    Aim: awareness raising of important issues, exchanging good practices, policy debate

  • Culture programme 2007-2013

    Three main objectives:

    To promote cross-border mobility of those working in the cultural sectorTo encourage the transnational circulation of cultural and artistic outputTo 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.

  • Culture programme 2007-2013First Strand: Support for cultural actions

    This strand enables cultural organisations coming to cooperate on cultural and artistic projects. This strand includes three sub-categories: Strand 1.1: Multi-annual sectoral or multi-sectoral co-operation projects, running for a period of three to five yearsStrand 1.2: Sectoral or multi-sectoral co-operation projects, running over a maximum period of two yearsStrand 1.3: Support for literary translation is contributes to one of the key objectives of the programmeStrand 1.4: Action with third countries that have concluded association or cooperation agreements with the Community, provided that they contain cultural clauses

  • 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

  • Culture programme 2007-2013

    Third Strand: Analysis and dissemination activities

    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

  • 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

  • Culture programme 2007-2013

    Special actions

    European Capitals of Culture 2008: Liverpool, Stavanger; 2009: Linz, Vilnius; 2010: Istanbul, Pcs, 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

  • Culture programme 2007-2013

    Analysis & dissemination

    Studies and analysisDissemination of informationEfforts to maximise the impact of projectsCulltural contact points:promote the programme at local levelassist applicantsprovide information on other relevant sources of funding

  • Culture programme 2007-2013

    Promoting results valorisation

    The Commission plans to hold an annual event aimed to:

    Help to ensure lasting impact of projectsDraw out synergies between Programme and political agendaBring together cultural operatorsand policy makersfor mutual learning

  • Culture programme 2007-2013

    Other sources of funding

    Cultural operators may also be eligible under other Community Programmes:

    Lifelong Learning, Youth in Action, Europe for Citizens, research, structural fundsMedia for auddiovisial sectorEurope aid

  • Culture programme 2007-2013


    How to find your cultural contact point:

  • Contact AddressMarco LoprioreSenior Lecturer

    Tel. +31 43 3296 316Fax +31 43 3296 296E-mail:

    Consult our EIPA web site:


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