As an Association, we are able to maintain our service with the help of our members. In order to maintain our community of practice and our information exchange platform, we are grateful to every Ministry dealing with culture, every NGO, university and cultural organisation that is willing to join our Association and share in our mission.
The Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends plays a crucial role in developing knowledge, interaction and exchange in the globalising cultural policy community. It helps policy makers to understand the challenges involved and to formulate their answers. For researchers such as students and journalists it functions as a monitoring tool, to detect trends and developments that need to be publically highlighted at the earliest possible stage.
Currently, the Compendium is the only reliable monitoring system for cultural policies in and outside of Europe. In a rapidly changing context, it is the only source of information that caters to the growing need for independent, in-depth information on cultural policies, cultural statistics and thematic trends analysis.
More than ever, the Compendium feels the need to play a leading role in facilitating international knowledge exchange and to function as a leverage for cultural policy making and democratic governance. We believe in the importance of freedom of information, and therefore the Compendium’s accumulated experience, its intellectual and social capital, is at the disposition of policy makers, scholars, students and general audiences all over the world – free of charge.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Compendium Association, we would gladly provide you with more information.