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Access to Culture Policy Analysis

The first deliverable of the project Access to Culture Policy Analysis, funded by the European Commission's Culture Programme, has been published at the project's website. The report entitled Review of the Policies at the European Level gives a detailed analysis of the available policy documents, reports and studies that deal with the issue of access to culture and cultural participation.

The report is part of the two-year project, coordinated by EDUCULT (Austria) and including five other partners Interarts (Spain), Institute for Development and International Relations IRMO (Croatia), the Nordic Centre for Heritage Learning and Creativity AB (Sweden), Telemark Research Institute (Norway), and the Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre at Istanbul Bilgi University (KPY, Turkey). The project is to 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 uses the policy analysis approach in order to examine the European and national dimension dealing with access to culture. Assessment and development of public policy indicators is also used, as well as implementation of these 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.

The report Review of the Policies at the European Level is available at educult.at/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Review-on-the-policies-at-European-level.pdf