Conference of Ministers responsible for Culture (Moscow, 15-16 April
The Council of Europe and the Government of the Russian Federation are organising a Conference of Ministers responsible for Culture in Moscow on 15-16 April 2013 on the theme of "Governance of Culture – Promoting Access to Culture".
This event will highlight the new challenge for governments and, specifically, Ministries of Culture, in promoting access to and participation in culture at a time of social, economic and financial change.
It will take into account the specific challenges and opportunities of the digital era for access to and participation in culture and the important interaction with civil society, in view of promoting social justice, and the freedom of expression.
The conference will feature novel policy approaches and exchange of experiences and good practices among political leaders.
The conference will also provide an important impetus to the Council of Europe’s future work as the only pan-European intergovernmental forum on culture and laboratory of democratic governance. It will promote co-operation and synergies with its international partners, affirming culture as a key resource for international relations and dialogue.