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Cultural Policy in Europe [In Chinese]

Cultural Policy in Europe [In Chinese]
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Libro: Commentary on Cultural Industry i China
Publisher: Shanghai Peoples Publishing House
Volume: 27
First page: 107
Last page: 126
ISSN: 9787208157378

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Europe is facing a complex global crossroads in terms of development, citizenship, competitiveness and sustainability. The potential of culture as a tool to implement the European strategic agenda is vital, given the importance that creativity and socio-economic innovation have for the latter. This poses the need to rethink and redesign the public policies for the cultural and creative sectors to improve their multi-level coordination, promote their centrality in regional development and provide them with legal and financing mechanisms that are coherent with the dimensions of the challenge. In this article, we present the main features of European cultural policy, reflected in the European Agenda for Culture, we do a quick review of the main characteristics of the cultural policies implemented by the different member states of the European Union and we also identify the amount of budgetary resources allocated to cultural policy in the main European countries.  Finally, we elaborate on the need to reformulate cultural policies according to a more comprehensive paradigm.

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