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The Bologna Process and Cultural Education

ENCATC, 2006

La médiation dans les lieux patrimoniaux

ENCATC, 2007

ENCATC, the European Network of Cultural Administration and Training Centres, announces two new publications, entitled The Bologna Process and Cultural Education, and Mediation in Historical Places.

Published within the one-year project under the Socrates programme called SECEB, Sharing Experiences on Cultural Education: Realising the Bologna Process, the publication The Bologna Process and Cultural Education consists of two main parts:

  • a survey on the implementation of the Bologna Process in interdisciplinary degree programmes in arts/cultural management and cultural policy across Europe, and
  • a policy document compiling a list of recommendations on Transparency, Comparability, Mobility and Employability for interdisciplinary degree programmes arts/cultural management and cultural policy across Europe.

This document is addressed to anyone in Europe directly responsible for the implementation of the Bologna process at national, European and international level. It has the ambition to influence the future debate and decisions on this specific field, to contribute to a better understanding of the specificity of the cultural management area and to raise awareness of best ways of implementing the Bologna process and overcome the future challenges and risks.

The publication may be downloaded from www.encatc.org/downloads/BOLOGNA_RESEARCH_POLICY_PAPER_EN.pdf.

The publication Mediation in Historical Places is the result of the ENCATC Workshop on the same topic, held in Fontevraud, France, on 31March and 1 April 2006. This event was organised by ENCATC in partnership with the Université Catholique de l’Ouest and in cooperation with EUROPA NOSTRA.

The term 'mediation' has become widely used in the cultural and heritage domains, in France for the past fifteen years, to describe that which, in the presence of a third party or via different vectors, produces the time and the place for an encounter between a public and a work of cultural interest.

However, although the literature on cultural mediation is gradually growing, there is little work being done on the mediation of historical sites. It would be assumed that this term, which has apparently been admitted into France, is making little or no headway across our borders and reveals a remarkable situation.

The report is available at www.encatc.org/downloads/FONTEVRAUD_REPORT_FINAL_FR.pdf.

For more information about the activities of ENCATC and their recent publications, please contact: Giannalia Cogliandro at g.cogliandro@encatc.org, or visit www.encatc.org.