Abstract The revitalizing of abandoned industrial or commercial buildings transformed into spaces dedicated to artistic and cultural projects has recently become a stake in local development. Those spaces can be located rather far from where the cultural factories were first experimented, that is to say in Europe by the end of 1970s. As the heirs of the forms of social and political contest of the time, they have long wanted to exemplify the circulation between artistic processes and other (...)
In 2012, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) asked the EENC to map existing trends in cultural exchange between the EU and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and their economic dimension. The request arose in the context of the implementation of the Protocol on Cultural Cooperation, which entered into force in 2011 as part of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
The FCForum has recently published a report entitled "Sustainable Models for Shared Culture. Case Studies and Policy Issues" which, as suggested by its subtitle, aims at "supporting experiences, collecting challenges, sharing skills and building sustainable models for the cultural sector in the digital era".
This work has been written collaboratively by CONSERVAS/Xnet, Stichting Kennisland, World-Information Institute and the National Hellenic Research Foundation Documentation Centre (NHRF/EKT).
IETM Athens 2013 was an important meeting. The Greek team demonstrated their government, their absent funders, their society and the participants that they are still strongly creative, active and responsible despite lacking economic compensation. The IETM members had the chance to meet their Greek colleagues and show them their solidarity.
On 12 December 2012 around 80 experts from the fields of European cultural affairs and external cultural relations met in Brussels in order to discuss the perceptions and expectations for European external cultural relations from the outside, in particular in countries in Asia and Africa, since many European cultural co-operation projects focus on those regions.
How can Europe make clear what it stands for? How can Europe show that it goes beyond words and takes action? What are the advantages of a common European foreign cultural policy? And how can Europe benefit from its specific capabilities? Thirty authors from twenty countries answer these questions in the new edition of Culture Report.
Commissioned by On The Move to creative industries environmental experts Julie’s Bicycle, the Green Mobility Guide offers practical recommendations for professionals across the performing arts, case studies and resources, including the Julie’s Bicycle “IG tool” for tracking carbon emissions while on tour.
The Cultural Contact Point of Poland has recently published a guide to European cultural networks. The guide is available as a free download and gathers the most important information about such networks to see how they work and discusses some examples and good practice and, thus, contributes to enhancing and improving the work of these organisations.
The meeting organised by UNESCO from 15 to 17 May, in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, aimed to assess the role of culture in achieving the Millennium Development Goals at the same time as to lay the foundations for the inclusion of a specific goal focused on culture in the post-2015 UN development agenda, thus helping to support heritage, diversity, creativity and the transmission of knowledge.
Rio+20 and culture. Advocating for Culture as a Pillar of Sustainability is a summary of the strategy that the Committee on culture of United Cities and Local Governments developed in 2010-2012 to influence the process towards the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) which took place in Rio de Janeiro on 20-22 June 2012.