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"Cultural Policies in Europe: current tendencies"

International seminar in Kiev

The first in a potential series of Compendium "Country-Comparisons" has been staged September 2015 in Kiev/Ukraine. Its overall aim: comparing cultural policy developments in Ukraine with those in other European countries (cf. programme).

Deputy Minister of Culture for European Integration, Andrii Vitrenko, and Oleksandr Butsenko (Director, Ukrainian Centre for Cultural Studies) welcomed.... experts from the different Ukrainian regions as well as from Belarus, Georgia and Moldova. Viktoras Liutkus (Lithuania) as well as Olivier Göbel and Andreas Wiesand from the Compendium HQ in Bonn provided comparative insights which led to vivid debates with the participants. The success of this seminar, which has been supported by the Goethe Institute, could make it a model for similar events in other Compendium countries.

Latest News: Compendium country profile for Belarus in the making!

Compendium editors Kathrin Merkle (Council of Europe) and Andreas Wiesand (ERICarts Institute) met with representatives of the Ministry of Culture of Belarus, including the Deputy Minister, and the Institute of Culture on 24 September 2015 in Minsk. The interlocutors declared their readiness to assist in the preparation of a Belarus country profile for the Compendium, which would then become the 44th in our information and monitoring system. Another item on the agenda has been the opening of the European Heritage Days, which included, inter alia, an address of K. Merkle as well as an exhibition of retro cars, a graffiti exhibition, performances by poets and musicians, as well as a tour of the historic suburb Lyakhovka.