Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe
ERICarts and the Council of Europe
Council of Europe/ERICarts, online since 2000
The first regular Compendium edition of 1999 came out as a loose-leaf-collection, published by ARCult Media
- Council of Europe
- ERICarts Institute
- Ministries/departments in charge of culture or foreign affairs in: Austria; Azerbaijan; Belgium (FL), Bosnia-Hercegovina; Canada; Croatia; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany, Hungary, Monaco; the Netherlands, Norway; Slovakia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland
- Foundations such as the European Cultural Foundation (2002-2003); Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (2012)
- Other national and regional partners, universities (e.g. Goldsmiths University of London) and European/International NGOs
The Compendium is a web-based and permanently updated information and monitoring system of national cultural policies, instruments, debates, trens and good practices in Europe.
It allows users to compare policy issues in 39 countries. Every year, new country profiles are added. Eventually the Compendium aims to include all 48 countries adhering to the European Cultural Convention.
The country profiles address current challenges to cultural policies and decision makers across Europe such as:
- The role of different actors in a changing system of democratic governance
- Cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue, and social cohesion
- Support to creativity
- Participation in cultural life
- Economic, legal, and educational dimensions of cultural policies.
The Compendium originates from the Council of Europe's Programme of National Cultural Policy Reviews. It was initiated by the Council of Europe Cultural Committee and Secretariat and has been carried out in partnership with the ERICarts-Institute since 1998.
Cultural Policy Evaluation as a Means of a Schemata Construction and as a Policy Instrument
by Ritva Mitchell
Building An Information System for Cultural Policies in Europe: Experiences from the Compendium Project
by Danielle Cliche
Annual Assemblies of Compendium Experts: