In this section you will find resources to assist you in developing your knowledge of EU funding, policy and research; national cultural policy documents and links to European arts and culture networks and other related resource organisations.

EU Policy and Research Documents

Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor (Report 2017)

The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor is an online tool to monitor and assess the performance of ‘Cultural and Creative Cities’ in Europe vis-à-vis their peers using both quantitative and qualitative data.

European Agenda for Culture

In May 2007, the European Commission proposed an agenda for Culture founded on three common sets of objective: cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue; culture as a catalyst for creativity; and culture as a key component in international relations.

Green Paper: Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries

The objective of this consultation was to gather views on various issues impacting the cultural and creative industries in Europe, from business environment to the need to open up a common European space for culture, from capacity building to skills development and promotion of European creators on the world stage. The responses to the consultation will inform the Commission and help it ensure that EU programmes and policies involving cultural and creative industries are “fit for purpose”. The consultation, which ran 24 April to 30 July 2010 was open to individuals and organisations and in particular national, regional or local authorities, the European institutions and associations from the cultural and creative industries.