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2016 Assembly of Compendium Experts in Malta

The 15th Assembly of Compendium has been held from 17 to 18 October 2016 in St. Julians/Malta in the wider context of the 7th IFACCA World Summit on Arts and Culture. Inter alia, this year's Assembly dealt with.

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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 is of great importance.

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Compendium highlighted in Siberia

At the invitation of ICOM Russia, Compendium Editor Andreas Wiesand took part in the VI. International Cultural Forum "Historic-cultural heritage as a source of socio-cultural development" in the Siberian Republic of Khakassia (28.6. – 3.7. 2016).

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Culture & Democracy

Introducing new elements in the THEMES section

Since the start of the Compendium project over 15 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).

The city of Parla was recently added to the ICC Index while Cartagena, Fuenlabrada, Getxo, Reggio Emilia, Sabadell, Santa Colomba and Tenerife have been re-indexed in 2015! 

43 Countries

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  • Cultural Policy Profiles, Updates, Key Documents, Downloads
  • Compendium Grid in your own language (26 languages)
  • Profiles of National Experts

We very much welcome Cyprus as 43rd country profile in the Compendium!

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

Cultural Statistics in Europe

Updated comparative tables and graphs on population, cultural participation, markets, cultural employment, public funding.

Now available! 2015 CUPIX (Cultural Price Index on Goods and Services)

Comparative and Monitoring Overviews

Standards, Developments and Trends in Cultural Policy

Monitoring Standards, Developments and Trends in Cultural Policy

The Compendium Community is engaged in a number of exercises to monitor the implementation of:

  • Standard Setting Instruments in the Cultural Sector 
  • Developments in National Laws and Policies
  • Key recommendations made within the Council of Europe National Cultural Policy Review Programme (in development)

The Compendium is  recognised as a key instrument of the Council of Europe's CultureWatchEurope governance initiative.

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Terror attacks in Europe! Already a decade ago, the late Dragan Klaic found: Cultural policies aimed at inclusion and active participation of marginalized groups contribute to more cohesion and 'cultural security'. This is...

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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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