Documents

Influence and attraction: Culture and the race for soft power in the 21st century.

John Holden for the British Council

A new report from the British Council investigates how and why ‘soft power’ is becoming more important in international relations – and why countries such as China, Korea and Brazil are making huge investments in it.

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European external cultural relations - Expectations from the outside. Conference report

Hanna Schühle for Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa)

 
On 12 December 2012 around 80 experts from the fields of European cultural affairs and (European) external cultural relations, including representatives of cultural institutions and members of academia, met at the conference “European external cultural relations: Expectations from the outside” in order to discuss the perceptions and expectations for European external cultural relations from the outside, in particular in countries in Asia and Africa, since many European cultural co-operation projects focus on those regions.

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Artists’ mobility and visas: a step forward

On The Move

Final report of On the Move’s workshop on artists’ mobility and Schengen visas

As a part of its advocacy activities for better conditions for the international mobility of artists and cultural professionals, On the Move (OTM) tackles visa issues: on this crucial theme they have developed a part of their Charter for a sustainable and responsible cultural mobility  and they organise capacity building activities for their members, in particular a training workshop in November, 15th- 16th in Brussels devoted to Schengen visas. The results of this workshop form the core of this report.

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European cities and cultural mobility: Trends and support actions: A study commissioned and supported by Nantes.

On The Move for EUROCITIES

 
This study "European cities and cultural mobility: Trends and support actions" analyses the policies and actions implemented by large European cities to support the mobility of artists and cultural professionals. This study is based on the results of a survey completed by 24 cities in 15 European countries.

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Conclusions de la conférence More Europe à Marseille

More Europe - external cultural relations

 
Conclusions de la conférence More Europe à Marseille, qui a eu lieu le 11 juillet 2013 : "Défis et perspectives pour la culture. Regards croisés entre l'Europe de l'Est et le Sud de la Méditerranée".

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Conclusions of the More Europe conference in Marseilles

More Europe - external cultural relations

 
Conclusions of the the More Europe conference in Marseilles which took place on July 11th, 2013, under the title "Challenges and perspectives for culture - Views from Eastern Europe and the Southern Mediterranean".

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Shifting Economic Power: New Horizons for Cultural Exchange in our Multi-Polar World

Yudhishthir Raj Isar

White Paper distributed in preparation for discussion at the Salzburg Global Seminar Session 490 on "Public and Private Cultural Exchange-Based Diplomacy," about the changing distribution of wealth among nations and how it transforms the ways in which actors in the arts and culture sector engage with each other across the planet.

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Arterial Network Rwanda

Institut français du Rwanda / More Europe

More Europe and its partners examine external cultural relations best practices.

Artérial Network – Presentation - May 2012

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Photo exhibit - L'oeil de la rue

Institut français du Rwanda / More Europe

More Europe and its partners examine external cultural relations best practices.

Vernissage exhibit "Enfants de la rue" in Kigali – December 2011

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Tandem

ECF / More Europe

More Europe and its partners examine external cultural relations best practices.

Tandem is for cultural managers from across the European Union, Ukraine, Moldova and Turkey who want to build long-term partnerships and expand their skills and networks.

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