Facing the global health crisis, and its uncertainty, More Europe – external cultural relations has been conducting multiple webinars and consultations looking at the impact of the global Covid-19 crisis on international cultural relations. As part of our latest seminar ‘’International Cultural Relations in the midst of Digital Transformation’’ highlighting lessons, practices and needs based on cultural organizations’ experience with regard to the digital transformation, with a particular focus on how the Covid-19 crisis accelerated the shift notably we drew key policy recommendations on the topic Digital Cultural Relations. The seminar offered participants an opportunity to engage with leading representatives of cultural organizations and of cultural and creative sectors, artists, researchers, academics, policymakers and tech specialists from Europe and beyond.
It outlined notable changes and posed questions to be considered in developing and/or adapting digital cultural strategies.
Tackling digital transformation and its impact on international cultural relations, it makes no doubt that the aftershock will be longstanding, due to the disruption that has been created in the field. Lockdown measures caused by COVID-19 have accelerated the global digital transition. While it is true digital tools offer the possibility for artist and cultural professional to increase their audience and outreach they also comes comes with their share of challenges.
Here is our take on Digital Cultural Relations: Policy_Paper_Digital_Cultural_Relations