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Does Europe Need a Foreign Cultural Policy?

Kathinka Dittrich van Weringh and Ernst Schürmann

A preliminary work by Kathinka Dittrich van Weringh and Ernst Schürmann on the necessity and feasibility of a European foreign policy.
source: LabforCulture.org

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Re-Mex. El Poder de las Artes.

Goethe-Institut / More Europe

More Europe examines external cultural relations best practices.

Arts and sustainable development

Re-Mex. El Poder de las Artes is a project of 4 European cultural operators, focusing on the creative use of space and used materials. Through the exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practices, the project explores how the arts can be a positive generator of environmental, social, and urban changes.

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Revisiting EU Member States’ international cultural relations

Rod Fisher with Dr. Carla Figueira

This research was to update a study undertaken by Rod Fisher in 2009 on whether there was evidence of a paradigm shift in European Union Member States' relations with Third countries from traditional cultural diplomacy policies towards more strategically focused international cultural co-operation.

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Soft power in Europe’s external relations? External cultural relations!

Gottfried Wagner for More Europe

 
Sometimes paradoxical interventions work better than drugs: say to your best ‘enemy’: "you will fail", and he/she will mobilise all energies. In times of real danger of fragmentation of the Union, it is time to say "we need more Europe" - more mutually responsible commitment, sharing strengths, and jointly fighting the threats and weaknesses. And we need more soft power.

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Europe in the world – The role of culture and soft power

European Policy Centre (EPC) for More Europe

Europe is a declining force and other alternative global cultures are on the rise. Meanwhile, terms like "values" and "interests" are entering public policy jargon as the EU looks to leverage its cultural heritage to raise its profile in a changing world. By working together, cultural institutes can help the EU to develop a common external cultural policy, heard participants at a policy dialogue organised by the EPC and More Europe.

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