This report by EU Member States' experts explores how to promote reading in the digital environment, to encourage access and development. It also maps the regulatory framework with particular reference to licensing practices, cross-border services and e-lending by public libraries. It includes 16 case studies from across the EU, and a number of recommendations to policymakers and stakeholders.
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A joint mapping study prepared for the Ministry of Culture (MoC) of the People's Republic of China and DG Education and Culture (EAC) of the European Commission
Handbook produced by the oOen method of coordination (OMC) working group of EU Member States’ experts on .cultural awareness and expression.
This report looks at the innovative instruments which can facilitate access to finance for the cultural and creative sectors. Such instruments need to be part of well-functioning and efficient financial ecosystems.
This study, which is planned for in the legal basis of the Creative Europe programme, complements the ongoing work on culture statistics conducted at EU level by Eurostat, by exploring the data available from 'alternative' sources including administrative registers, professional associations and rights management bodies, business registers, 'big data' from the internet and cultural observatories. It suggests possible scenarios to use data from these alternative sources in order to unveil the value of the cultural and creative sectors in full and their contribution to the European creative economy and knowledge society.
This publication, the culmination of a two year collaboration between European politicians, artists, scientists, and intellectuals, aims to start the discussion on the direction of Europe. With a focus on the the need for a "New Renaissance", the book explores how citizens can take part in this process and shape their future.
The policy handbook covers the strategic use of EU support programmes, including Structural Funds, for fostering the potential of culture for local, regional, and national development, as well as the spill-over effects on the wider economy.
A Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament, Council, Economic and Social Committee, and Committee of the Regions concerning European film in the digital era and its role in bridging cultural diversity and competitiveness.
A report mapping Cultural Heritage actions in European Union policies, programmes and activities.
This report is the outcome of the work undertaken by a group of 25 experts representing EU Member States. The report analyses examples of policies and practices by institutions which endeavoured to address and cater for a more diverse audience through their programmes. It addresses key challenges and analyses success factors.
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The Open Method of Coordination (OMC) expert group received its mandate by the Council through the 2011–2014 Work Plan on Culture. The group was asked to ‘identify and model the types of successful partnerships and practices, including their positive impacts’. This report makes concrete suggestions on how creative partnerships can be operated and it recommends that policymakers, at national and regional or local level, consider ways to support them as strategic tools for social and business innovation.
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Good practice report on the cultural and creative sectors’ export and internationalisation support strategies, drafted under the Open Method of Coordination. The report is an output of the Working Group of experts on cultural and creative sectors.
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The EU is investing €1.46 billion in the audiovisual and cultural sectors through Creative Europe (2014-2020), which replaces the previous Culture and MEDIA programmes. If you're a cultural or audiovisual organisation, then this brochure can tell you what's in it for you.
The aim of the study is to understand the European film audience better, then to use that knowledge to help films to circulate more widely within Europe.
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2014 edition of the guide to the 65 courses supported by the MEDIA Programme from 2007-2013.
Executive summary of a European-scale expert study on film literacy in Europe. The summary is accompanied by:
This study provides a much-needed in-depth review of the market potential of the EU's cultural and creative sectors. It analyses the sector's structure and disproves oft-heard clichés about its supposed lack of profitability. On a more detailed level it charts the specific financial needs of Europe's creative entrepreneurs as well as their difficulties in accessing private financing.
The purpose of this study is to measure the impact of the Prizes, specifically in terms of their prestige and reach, but also their influence on the sectors in which they operate and the wider social and economic policy imperatives they support.
Report of the Working group of EU Member States’ experts
This independent study on business models in the audiovisual sector shortlists a panorama of new business models from the digital economy with the goal of promoting and distributing audivisual works.
Audience development is a strategic, dynamic and interactive process of making the arts widely accessible. It aims at engaging individuals and communities in experiencing, enjoying, participating in and valuing the arts through various means available today for cultural operators, from digital tools to volunteering, from co-creation to partnerships.
The central target group for the study is people between 15 and 24 years; secondary attention has been given to children from 12 to 15 and young adults from 24 to 29. The study describes current trends in youth culture in Europe, identifies obstacles of young people to access culture, names studies and statistics, and catalogues inspiring and successful examples from different countries.
The scope of this study was to assess the theoretical and applied validity of the media literacy framework proposed in the 2010 report, and to provide the European Commission with a revised tool that assesses and ranks the countries in terms of their media literacy levels.
Executive summary of the study (available below) to capture the direct and indirect socio-economic impact of the cultural sector in Europe.
A study to capture the direct and indirect socio-economic impact of the cultural sector in Europe.
2013 edition of the guide to the 65 courses supported by the MEDIA Programme from 2007-2013.
2012 edition of the guide to the 65 courses supported by the MEDIA Programme from 2007-2013.
A study on the current trends and approach to media literacy in Europe. The report is accompanied by:
A study on assessment criteria for media literacy, accompanied by: