COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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3.4 International cultural co-operation

3.4.4 Direct professional co-operation

New publication - Ins & Outs. A field analysis of the performing arts in Flanders.

3.4 International cultural co-operation

3.4.5 Cross-border intercultural dialogue and co-operation

A Flemish-Moroccan House for Culture focusing on intercultural dialogue opened in Brussels in 2011.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.3 Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes

A vision statement for the creative industries and research on their economic impact was carried out in 2011 in Flanders.

Belgium/ 4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.2.4 Cultural diversity and inclusion policies

New policy strategy to support interculturalism and address diversity is focused on Participation, Personnel and Programming.

Belgium/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.7 Intercultural dialogue: actors, strategies, programmes

Ministry of Culture pursues intercultural employment policies and launches a new information portal which records intercultural experiences.

Belgium/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.8 Social cohesion and cultural policies

A Participation Decree creates a new policy framework and allocates additional resources to facilitate access to culture. It is aimed at people living in poverty, disabled persons, prisoners, families with children, individuals from different cultural backgrounds, etc.

6. Financing of culture

6.3. Trends and indicators for private cultural financing

Each euro of funding for organisations under the Arts Decree in Flanders stimulates a further 1½ euro from other sources.

7. Public institutions in cultural infrastructure

7.1 Cultural infrastructure: tendencies & strategies

Proposals to restructure the state could have a significant impact on the cultural infrastructure of Flanders by 2014.

8.2 Cultural consumption and participation

8.2.2 Policies and programmes

The 2nd part of a major longitudinal study on participation trends was published in 2011 in Flanders.

8.3 Arts and cultural education

8.3.1 Institutional overview

In 2012 a Memorandum on knowledge sharing in the field of cultural education in Flanders will be produced.

8.3 Arts and cultural education

8.3.1 Institutional overview

In 2011, a mapping study of cultural education was requested by the Minister of Culture in Flanders.

8.3 Arts and cultural education

8.3.1 Institutional overview

A green paper on the reform of part-time cultural education is being prepared.

8.4 Amateur arts, cultural associations and civil initiatives

8.4.1 Amateur arts and folk culture

A sociological study was carried out on amateur arts in Flanders and Brussels.