The article attempts to characterise EU intervention in the cultural field and to take stock of the achievements of cultural policy. Can we really speak of an EU cultural policy? The paper proposes common elements capable of laying the foundations for developing a genuine cultural European Union. It also stresses the need to articulate and coordinate the various cultural interventions taking place in various EU policy areas. The first section examines how the EU’s legal framework lays the foundations for a cultural European Union even without formal EU cultural competence. The second section looks at the new drivers of EU cultural policy that have emerged since 2007. The last section proposes an EU cultural policy that would address the identity crisis of Europe, which feeds cultural fears and European feelings.
Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity – Addressing culture as a global public good offers (UNESCO, 2022)
The UNESCO Global Report, Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity – Addressing culture as a global public good, is the third edition of a series designed to monitor the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. As the only Report of its kind, it provides a global overview of the state of the…
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The Culture Fix. Creative People, Places And Industries (OECD, 2022)
Cultural and creative sectors and industries are a significant source of jobs and income. They are a driver of innovation and creative skills, within cultural sectors and beyond. They also have significant social impacts, from supporting health and well-being, to promoting social inclusion and local social capital. As national and local governments reconsider growth models in the wake of COVID-19,…
Cultural Economy in Switzerland (FSO 2020)
In accordance with an agreement with the Federal Office of Culture (FOC), the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) has compiled new statistics on the cultural industry in Switzerland. The definition of cultural industries used is based on the specifications of the EU statistics office (Eurostat). In contrast to the broader "creative economy" approach, which also includes IT and software as well…