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Access to Culture - Policy Analysis

The Department for Culture and Communication of the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) is a partner in the project Access to Culture - Policy Analysis, funded by the European Commission's Culture Programme. The project is coordinated by EDUCULT (Austria) and includes four other partners - Interarts (Spain), the Nordic Centre for Heritage Learning and Creativity AB (Sweden), the Telemark Research Institute (Norway), and the Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre at Istanbul Bilgi University (KPY, Turkey). The project will be implemented with partner organizations in the period from May 2013 to April 2015.

The aim of the project is to examine the gap between the social reality and political normativity in the area of access to culture, in order to develop recommendations for raising awareness about these issues both at the national and at the European level. The project will use a policy analysis approach in order to examine the European and national dimensions dealing with access to culture. An assessment and development of public policy indicators will also be performed, as well as an assessment of the implementation of the policies dealing with access to culture in the EU countries and beyond. The project also aims to encourage open communication between the stakeholders of the policy process, which is to be achieved through their involvement at certain stages of the project and through continuous communication and information dissemination, both at the national and at the European level.

More information on the project is available at the website of the project's coordinator EDUCULT: educult.at/en/featured/access-to-culture/