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Our areas of work

  • Cultural action & legitimacy
  • Digital and Internet governance
  • Cultural relations
  • Cultural diplomacy
  • Intercultural coexistence & language skills

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  • Information Sharing
  • Space for Dialogue
  • Policy Analysis
  • Training
  • Implementation support

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Why we bother

We contribute independently to the excellence of EU international cultural relations with the opening of creative trust-building spaces, the production of commons and the brokerage of know-how.

 

Culture Solutions Europe was created as a French association on 23 October 2018 in a context of uncertainty and questioning of the European integration project, while technological change is affecting the ways Humanity deals with an ecologically threatened planet.

 

We follow a specific Theory of Change.

 

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Events and articles

Mondiacult

Five take-aways for EU institutions and Mondiacult: Voices of Culture Global Dialogue on International Cultural Relations

Nicole McNeilly and Gabrielle Bernoville reflect on the key themes discussed in the final report of the Voices of Culture structured global dialogue on International Cultural Relations. They set out possible next steps, emphasising the role of the EU entities in close partnership with CSOs and the global cultural sector – a topic made even more important in the run-up to Mondiacult. Read the blog here.

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1 billion for EU international cultural relations by 2027

Findhere the written version of the speech given by Damien Helly at the European Parliament’s public hearing on EU international cultural relations in Brussels on 13 July 2022. It summarises culture Solutions’ analyses on the implementation of the EU cultural relations policy framework and suggests a set of priorities for the EU Council Work Plan on Culture 2022-2025.

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Cadre numérique européen: nouveaux caps culturels à l’international

This blog post in French is part of a series of contributions prepared by Damien Helly in the framework of his participation in the 2021/22 session of the Cycle des Hautes Etudes de la Culture (CHEC) (High-Level Cultural Studies Network) of the French Ministry of Culture. This piece looks back at the achievements of the 2022 French Presidency of the EU in the field of digital regulation, and at its implications for EU international cultural relations and foreign policy.

 

Publications

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cS Comments #1: Public consultation on the first set of Draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards

The submission draws the attention to the role of culture and cultural diversity in sustainability matters, which remains mostly absent from existing sustainability reporting standards.

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cS Brief #11: Culture in EU external trade: Towards Stronger Digital Cultural Cooperation

The rapid digitalisation of the cultural and creative sector requires effective international norms and frameworks for trade and cooperation. This brief analyses the promotion of diverse digital cultural content in recent EU trade agreements and innovative initiatives.

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cS Brief #10: Promoting private sector involvement in culture worldwide

This Brief led by Lilian Hanania explores the ways in which companies promote and make visible cultural diversity in their non-financial reporting.

 

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We are now widening our membership system in order to unite more like-minded individuals. Joining the association gives you voice and vote, and offers you an opportunity to directly influence EU cultural relations.

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    culture Solutions collaborates with both EU institutions and independent organisations.

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    cS is a non-profit organisation and our collaborators work pro bono. Help us continue creating commons in the sphere of EU international cultural relations.

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    🔍 culture Solutions is recruiting!

    As our new General Coordinator, you will be responsible for managerial, communication coordination and fundraising activities.🗃️ The position is part-time, fee-based and remote work.

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    1 billion for #InternationalCulturalRelations! 💶 This is the #EU investment in #culture needed to match global challenges ahead.

    For in-depth analysis🔍and suggested priorities📑 read the speech given by @DamienHelly at the @Europarl_EN public hearing >
    https://t.co/5oRlwZAsZ9 https://t.co/BTlIBqweVn
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    In the run-up to #Mondiacult2022, @NicoleMcNeilly and @GBernoville reflect on the #EU Voices of Culture report on #InternationalCulturalRelations.

    For a 🌏decolonial, 🤝🏽collaborative, 📅 long-term,
    💡 holistic, 🗨️ continued conversation read here > https://t.co/0M9DD5hRhO