Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe

The Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe is a unique reference work on European cultural policies and an online information and monitoring system available at http://www.culturalpolicies.net/. The system's scope is constantly being expanded to cover newly emerging cultural policy challenges, debates and priorities. It is regularly updated and each year a new edition of the Compendium system is published.

 

The Compendium was initiated by the Council of Europe as a joint venture with the ERICarts Institute in 1998. It is realised in partnership with national governments and a network of leading European cultural policy experts.

 

Reporting on cultural policies


The Compendium addresses issues of priority and current challenges to policy concerning:

  • cultural rights and ethics

  • cultural diversity

  • intercultural dialogue

  • the role of different partners in a changing system of governance

  • support to creativity

  • participation in cultural life

  • economic, legal and educational dimensions of cultural policies

  • international cultural co-operation.

The system monitors the implementation and introduction of cultural legislation and policies, as well as cultural practices. It provides numerous comparative tables as well as statistics and thematic spaces.

 

The Compendium project serves as a key tool of the Organisationís information platform on culture, heritage and media developments in Europe (CultureWatchEurope).

 

Serving the cultural policy community


The Compendium is targeted to reach a broad range of policy makers and administrators, cultural institutions and networks, researchers and documentation professionals, journalists and students. Available online information and data serves to inform decision-making processes, comparative policy research and analyses, and the exchange of good practice models. Compendium users come from all over the world. The systemís success has inspired the creation of similar information systems in other world regions and efforts at creating a world-wide cultural policy database.

 

Compendium users come from all over the world. The systemís success has inspired the creation of similar information systems in other world regions and the creation of a world wide cultural policy database": http://www.culturalpolicies.net/web/index.php.



 

Edition 2013

The 14th edition of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe

42 country profiles available.

Contents and functions


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Publications

Intercultural Dialogue flyer
Flyer presenting the Compendium
Bibliography
Newsletter
 

Contacts

Kathrin Merkle
+33 388 41 28 84


Siobhan Montgomery
+33 388 41 24 14