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Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe is a transnational project initiated by the Council of Europe's Culture Committee and Secretariat. It has been running as a joint venture with the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts) from 1998 until 2017.

At the end of 2017, the partnership between the Council of Europe Secretariat and the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts) to manage the Compendium was replaced by a new and larger governance structure in the form of a non-profit association. Set up in the Netherlands under Dutch law with the kind assistance of the Netherlands government, the "Compendium Association" is now open to the membership of a wide range of stakeholders. The Council of Europe and ERICarts, both representing the legacy and intellectual property of the Compendium, have a special, statutory role as the Founding Members of the new Association.

The Association’s Statutes ensure the unique character of the Compendium system and of its community of more than 100 experts from all over Europe, but also facilitate the participation of new actors in the Compendium, either as stakeholders, as standing members or as experts providing content. A copy of the statutes can be sent on request (see contacts below). 


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