The online version was also agreed on at the Culture and Development Network meeting organized by the British Council and UNESCO in October 2011. A clear message emerged from the meeting: a need for stronger collaboration and professionalism. It is also for that reason that the online version of the brochure was created – to enable information-sharing and to encourage for future collaboration too
This new version of the brochure focuses on the Mediterranean region. Major pro-democracy events have recently taken place there and culture has proven to be a driver for change, for freedom of expression and for democracy. Through supporting the creative sector and cultural diversity in the region, we also support those actors in civil society who are active and mobilized for the change towards wider democracy.