Digitisation and its Impact on the Cultural Sector
One of the four new thematic areas of the "Culture & Democracy" section of the Compendium can highlight in particular how "culture stands as the soul of democracy": namely the area of "Digitisation and Culture".
Following on from last years’ first multi-stakeholder Platform Exchange on Culture and Digitisation (Baku/Azerbaijan) a Council of Europe Recommendation on the “Internet of Citizens” has been prepared and should be launched later this year.
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Wroclaw to host the 2015 Assembly of Compendium Experts!
Save the Date: The 14th Assembly, including the Public Forum will be held from 12 to 13 November in Wrocław/Poland in the wider context of the city's role as European Capital of Culture 2016. With its focus on a human rights approach to cultural policies, including issues such as equal access to the arts and heritage and related tasks of democratic policy making to assure participation of all population groups, the event will contribute to the follow-up of the 2013 Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Culture (Moscow).
See more on the draft Wrocław Agenda
In addition, it follows up on Recommendation 1990 of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on "The right of everyone to take part in cultural life", where this right has been identified as "pivotal to the system of human rights" (January 2012). As part of the programme, the project on drawing up a comprehensive reference handbook on "Culture and Human Rights – The Wroclaw Commentaries" will be presented.
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. Until a few years, related information and data could be found mainly in various sub-sections of individual Compendium country profiles as well as in a number of comparative / statistical tables.
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!
- Quick Facts
- 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.
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.