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B. "Compendium" ("WorldCP") Grid Categories and Corresponding Articles of the 2005 UNESCO Convention

Assisting Governments and NGO's in Monitoring the Implementation of the Convention (I)


Grid Categories of the CoE/ERICarts Compendium Country Profiles
(17th edition grid version, published 2011, and similar "WorldCP" grid)

Corresponding Articles of the Convention (relevant for national reports - Art.9a)

Directly relevant regarding Articles No.:

Indirectly / potentially relevant for No.:

1.         Historical perspective: cultural policies and instruments


2 [principles]; 4.6 [cult. policies definition]

2.         General objectives and principles of cultural policy

2.1       Main features of the current cultural policy model

2.2       National definition of culture

2.3       Cultural policy objectives


2.1-8 [guiding principles]

11 [civil society involvement]


1 [objectives];

5 [general rights and obligations];

3.         Competence, decision-making and administration

3.1       Organisational structure (organigram)

3.2       Overall description of the system

3.3       Inter-ministerial or intergovernmental co-operation

3.4       International cultural co-operation

3.4.1         Overview of main structures and trends

3.4.2         Public actors and cultural diplomacy

3.4.3         European / international actors and programmes

3.4.4         Direct professional co-operation

3.4.5         Cross-border intercultural dialogue and co-operation

3.4.6         Other relevant issues

2.2 [principle of sovereignty];

4.6 [definition cultural policies]

6.2.(a), (b), (d-g), in some countries also (c) and (h) [rights of parties - national level]

2.4; 9 (c); 10 (b) [principle of international solidarity; cooperation and exchange]

7.1 (b) [access to diverse expressions from outside of country]

18 [International Fund for Cultural Diversity]


5.1 [general rights and obligations - international cooperation];

7.1 (b) [access to diverse expressions from outside of country];

8.3 [reports on protective measures]

9 (a-c); 19 [implementation reports every 4 years; contact point for information sharing; data analysis & exchange]

4.         Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1       Main cultural policy issues and priorities

4.2       Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.1         Conceptual issues of policies for the arts

4.2.2         Heritage issues and policies

4.2.3         Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes

4.2.4         Cultural diversity and inclusion policies

4.2.5         Language issues and policies

4.2.6         Media pluralism and content diversity

4.2.7         Intercultural dialogue: actors, strategies, programmes

4.2.8         Social cohesion and cultural policies

4.2.9         Employment policies for the cultural sector

4.2.10     Gender equality and cultural policies

4.2.11     New technologies and digitalization in the arts and culture

4.3       Other relevant issues and debates

7.2 [recognising artists, communities]

6.2 (e), (g) [cultural creation / dissemination]

6.2 (c) [cultural industries]

6.2 (a) [diversity protection & promotion]

6.2 (b) [language provisions]

6.2 (h) [media diversity]

7.1 (a) [diverse groups in society, minorities, women etc.]

10 (c) [cultural industries capacity building]

12 (d) [use of new technologies]


2.3 [respect for all cultures, incl. minorities, indigenous people]

4.6 [definition cultural policies];

8 [protection of cultural expressions at risk / in need of urgent safeguarding];

10 (a) [education and public awareness]

11 [civil society involvement];

13-16 [culture for development strategies; preferential treatment for developing countries]


5.         Main legal provisions in the cultural field

5.1       General legislation

5.1.1         Constitution

5.1.2         Division of jurisdiction

5.1.3         Allocation of public funds

5.1.4         Social security frameworks

5.1.5         Tax laws

5.1.6         Labour laws

5.1.7         Copyright provisions

5.1.8         Data protection laws

5.1.9         Language laws

5.1.10     Other areas of general legislation

5.2       Legislation on culture

5.3       Sector specific legislation

5.3.1         Visual and applied arts

5.3.2         Performing arts and music

5.3.3         Cultural heritage

5.3.4         Literature and libraries

5.3.5         Architecture and spatial planning

5.3.6         Film, video and photography

5.3.7         Mass media

5.3.8         Other areas of culture specific legislation


5 [general rights and obligations],

6.2 (a-h) [rights of parties - national level]

7.2 [recognition of artists' contributions to culture (also via artists' rights?)]








4.1 [inclusion of heritage protection]


2.2 [principle of sovereignty];



4.1 [inclusion of all means of communication and technologies]

4.3-6 [definition of cultural expressions, activities, goods, industries, policies]

7.1 [encouragement of different social groups and their access to culture]

8 [protection of cultural expressions at risk / in need of urgent safeguarding]

6.         Financing of culture

6.1       Short overview

6.2       Public cultural expenditure

6.2.1         Aggregated indicators

6.2.2         Public cultural expenditure broken down by level of government

6.2.3         Sector breakdown

6.3       Trends and indicators for private cultural financing


6.2 (d) [financial assistance]


7.         Public institutions in cultural infrastructure

7.1       Cultural infrastructure: tendencies & strategies

7.2       Basic data about selected public institutions in the cultural sector

7.3       Status and partnerships of public cultural institutions


6.2 (f), (e) [supporting public institutions]


6.2 (a-d), (g), (h) [diverse policies and measures to promote diversity]

8.         Promoting creativity and participation

8.1       Support to artists and other creative workers

8.1.1         Overview of strategies, programmes and direct or indirect forms of support

8.1.2         Special artists funds

8.1.3         Grants, awards, scholarships

8.1.4         Support to professional artists associations or unions

8.2       Cultural consumption and participation

8.2.1         Trends and figures

8.2.2         Policies and programmes

8.3       Arts and cultural education

8.3.1         Institutional overview

8.3.2         Arts in schools (curricula etc.)

8.3.3         Intercultural education

8.3.4         Higher arts education and professional training

8.3.5         Basic out-of-school arts and cultural education (music schools, heritage etc.)

8.4       Amateur arts, cultural associations and civil initiatives

8.4.1         Amateur arts and folk culture

8.4.2         Cultural houses and community cultural clubs

8.4.3         Associations of citizens, advocacy groups, NGOs, and advisory panels




6.2 (g) [support to creation]

7.2 [recognition of artists, communities]

6.2.b [creation / dissemination]




10 [diversity education and public awareness]


6.2.(e), (f) [encouraging organisations]

7.1 (a) [diverse groups in society, minorities, women etc.]

11 [civil society involvement]














2.3 [respect for all cultures, incl. minorities, indigenous people]

9.         Sources and Links

9.1       Key documents on cultural policy

9.2       Key organisations and portals


9 (b) [contact point information sharing]


19 [data analysis & exchange]

Source: Council of Europe/ERICarts, Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 2017.