This brief builds on the debate held at the joint EUISS-cS round table, held on the 12 October 2022 in Brussels, and provides some updates on EU cultural heritage protection in crises and conflict situations, in light of the recent developments in Ukraine and other countries. It takes stock of the European External Action Service (EEAS) first annual report on the implementation of the EU strategic framework on cultural heritage in crises.
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.
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.
Another blog post from the series derived from Damien Helly’s 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 contribution looks back at the example of the EU-funded programme Tfanen-Tunisie créative as a source of inspiration to refresh French external cultural action through joined-up EU initiatives.
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.
Find here 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.
Access our database of important materials in the sphere of EU international cultural relations, including EU official documents, EUNIC documents, reports, studies and webpages, as well as academic sources.