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Open Method of Coordination Fostering cooperation in the European Union on skills, training and knowledge transfer in cultural heritage professions

Fostering cooperation in the European Union on skills, training and knowledge transfer in cultural heritage professions

June, 2019

For the first time, the Council of the European Union has invited a group of national experts to investigate skills, training and knowledge transfer in the heritage professions in Europe. The group was operational in 2017 and 2018 under the Work Plan for Culture 2015-2018, with the support of the European Commission. This report is intended to be a resource for the European Union (EU) to ensure the long-term sustainability of Europe’s cultural heritage. It aims to do this by contributing to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 objective ‘to support the development of specialised skills and improve knowledge management and knowledge transfer in the cultural heritage sector, taking into account the implications of the digital shift’. It will also contribute to the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage, launched by the European Commission with the aim of leaving a policy imprint beyond 2018.

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Report of the Open Method of Coordination group on Participatory Governance of Cultural Heritage

August, 2018

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This report is the result of a collective effort by experts from 27 Countries requested by the Council of the European Union to identify ‘innovative approaches to the multilevel governance of tangible, intangible and digital heritage...


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Report of THE OMC (Open Method of Coordination) working group of Member States’ experts: executive summary.


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Report on developing the entrepreneurial and innovation potential of cultural and creative sectors

The role of public policies in developing entrepreneurial and Innovation potential of the cultural and creative sectors

April, 2018


The report is the result of a cross-sectoral group work across the Ministries of Economy and the Ministries of Culture of Member States. The report includes case studies and recommendations. As separate documents, the report also includes an Executive summary and an Overview of EU policies and studies related to entrepreneurship and innovation in cultural and creative sectors.


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Promoting access to culture via digital means

July, 2017


This document addresses the fact that institutions and arts organisations (public and private), set up to carry out a public purpose, now find that through the impact of digitisation and internet tools, they are, in many cases, lagging behind.

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Mapping the creative value chains

June, 2017


A new study mapping the different creative value chains in the digital age (in particular for visual arts, performing arts, cultural heritage, artistic crafts, book publishing, music, film, TV, broadcasting and multimedia). The study includes an executive summary.

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Promoting reading in the digital environment

October, 2016


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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