CultureWatchEurope: achievements & Work Plan 2011/2012
In 2011, the CultureWatchEurope electronic platform and
a joint search engine for the different online tools will be
further developed.A forward-looking conference (Bled, 11/12 November 2011) will discuss concrete measures for public authorities to enhance the governance of the cultural sector and implement change. To be examined: priorities, new legislative requirements, alterations to existing systems of public subsidy, parameters for state intervention and requirements for the protection of citizensí cultural rights. The aim is to identify practical directions for revitalized, democratic and fair cultural policy making at a time when society faces multiple challenges.
In 2012, results of the CWE 2011 conference will be followed up with governments and other cultural policy stakeholders to enhance the governance of the cultural sector. A major event will be held on the theme of "access and participation - cultural rights" and a number of think-pieces and hot-topic papers provided to governmental and
"Culture and the Policies of Change" (Brussels,
September 2010) studied the role of
culture in promoting social integration and
in managing cultural diversity, also with a
view to environmental concerns. Resources
for culture and the impact of the
financial crisis on the cultural sector were analysed in
A first CWE Conference on"Culture and development 20 years after the fall of communism in Europe" in
June 2009 in Cracow, generated insights and
recommendations for governments and other cultural
stakeholders geared to stronger integration of the central
and eastern European countries.
CWE, in association with the European Audiovisual
Observatory and Eurimages, has prepared a
recommendation adopted by the Committee of Ministers of
the Council of Europe on European film support policies.
Other standard setting work will follow.