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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). His presentation during the plenary session dealt with issues of leadership and vitality in the domains of heritage, the arts and 'creative industries'. Among current challenges to cultural policies, he mentioned 'brain drain' migration, digitization, the implementation of human rights, religion-led conflicts and the potential for dialogue. In this context, the Compendium was featured as a tool for the informed development of vital and, at the same time, knowledge-based and multi-stakeholder oriented policies.

Compendium to feature 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. For instance, during the last months, artists and other cultural practitioners all over Europe have joined forces with many citizens in welcoming, hosting and empowering migrants and refugees. Frequently, their commitment to the vulnerable newcomers dates back even longer and has led to successful inclusion or integration projects. These positive experiences underline the right of every human being to participate in cultural life. In order to highlight them, the Compendium intends to feature examples of culture-related projects and individual actions where mutual understanding has been cultivated between migrants and the host culture. In this context, we would be grateful for your examples, including from the digital world.

Please submit your projects, experiences, practices, photos or clips, so we can show how culture counts!

"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.

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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. 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.

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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

  • 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.

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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Cultural Policy Actor in Focus

Bruno Head of the Department of European and International Affairs at the Directorate General of Heritage (DGP) of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

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