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NEW Compendium feature 2017: Summaries of national profiles

Following the decisions made at the Assembly of Compendium Experts in Wroclaw, we can now introduce a first pilot series of short country profiles of 5-7 pages. They highlight key information from the traditional Compendium country profiles which usually range between 50 and 100 pages. These summaries aim at piloting debates about the new service and are available for the following countries: Azerbaijan; Croatia; Czech Republic; Hungary; Italy; Latvia; Norway and Sweden.

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16th Assembly of Compendium Experts

New multi-stakeholder association launched in Prague

The 16th Assembly of Compendium Experts has been held from 8 to 10 November 2017 in Prague in the framework of the Czech Republic’s chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. Inter alia, this year's Assembly.

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Compendium features culture-related projects serving the inclusion of migrants / refugees

The Council of Europe works at building inclusive societies. In this context, the cultural sector's contribution can be of great importance, despite still existing ambiguities, as highlighted inter alia by Corina Lacatus (Institute for International Cultural Relations, University of Edinburgh) in her recent essay on "Culture Wars" published in Arts & International Affairs. Based on meaningful examples, she writes: "Art can bridge the gap between the elite art world and the traumatic experience of refugees crossing the Mediterranean in a boat, in order to begin new lives in Europe.".

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Culture & Democracy

Introducing new elements in the THEMES section

Since the start of the Compendium project nearly 20 years ago, topics like cultural access and participation for different groups of the population or multi-stakeholder governance issues were seen as important themes to be dealt with on this information and monitoring platform.

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Check the Intercultural Cities Index!

 The ICC  Index - with a focus on the intercultural integration of migrants and minorities - attempts to assess and compare the current status and performance of now 100 cities (with more to come in the near future).

In 2017, new cities were added to the ICC Index while some cities were re-indexed!

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Additionally there are preparations for the first cultural policy profiles in Iceland, Luxembourg and Belarus.
The number of country profiles should therefore increase to 46 countries.

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Cultural Policy Actor in Focus

Rod Fisher...founded and directed International Intelligence on Culture from 2000-2015 and its predecessor the International Arts Bureau.

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