Publication on international cultural relations
The More Europe initiative has published its final publication to memorize ten years of work.
Kultura Nova Foundation joined the Global Cultural Relations international initiative in 2022. The initiative aimed at reinforcing the role of international cultural relations in the framework of EU foreign policy. It came out of the More Europe - external cultural relations cultural-civil initiative that was launched in 2011 and was composed of a public-private partnership of foundations, civil society networks and national cultural institutes. After more than ten years of advocacy, research and knowledge gathering, transnational debates, partnerships’ building and networking, the initiative is wrapping up its work and has published MORE EUROPE External Cultural Relations to mark this occasion.
The publication brings an overview of the main results and deliverables implemented during the last ten years, a look back over its history, an assessment of EU policies and programmes in the field of international cultural relations, and an open window on the future of international cultural relations incorporating a set of recommendations and identifying challenges and opportunities ahead for the sector. It is intended for diverse stakeholders working in the field of culture and International Cultural Relations: cultural workers and operators, artists, researchers and academics, cultural institutions, foundations, policy makers, philanthropists, civil society organizations, and any individual or entity interested in this field.
Authors and editors are Sana Ouchtati and Ziad Erraiss, and the contributors are Elke Kaschl-Mohni (Goethe-Institut South West Europe), Sina Lebert (Goethe Institut Brussels), Gottfried Wagner (Special Advisor), Berthold Franke (Goethe-Institut South Asia), Fanny Bouquerel (Lecturer and Researcher), Mohit Dhingra (Jindal Global University India), Isabelle Schwarz (European Cultural Foundation), Else Christensen-Redzepovic (Expert in International Cultural Relations), Institut français Paris, Antonia Blau (Goethe-Institut Madrid), Gijs de Vries (LSE), Dea Vidovic (Kultura Nova Foundation, Croatia), Yudhishtir Raj Isar (Aga Khan Trust for Culture).
The More Europe publication is available for download here.