to Citizen Participation in Local Cultural Policy Development for European
a practice-based sourcebook for cultural managers, city officials and
Policies for Culture experts Jordi Pascual i Ruiz and Sanjin Dragojevic
explore the conceptual framework and the theories behind citizen participation
in local cultural policy development and the mechanisms of how participation
can be realised on the city level.
The guide, benefiting also from contributions from Corina Suteu (foreword)
and Philipp Dietachmair (introduction), aims at identifying evidence in
the field of participative cultural policymaking in Europe, concretely
naming the decision actors in local cultural policies of today.
| At the same
time it puts forward the theoretical premises that frame the future evolution
of local urban policies - those that directly influence the individuals
level of cultural participation and well being.
Authors: Jordi Pascual i Ruiz, Sanjin Dragojevic, Philipp Dietachmair
Foreword: Corina Suteu
Editor: Hanneloes Weeda
Copy editor & production: Stefania Ferchedau
Design, cover and layout: Ioana Nemes
European Cultural Foundation, ECUMEST Association, Interarts Foundation,
English, French and Spanish versions
UPDATE 2008: Albanian, Macedonian, Russian and Ukrainian printed editions.
This publication is available for free and can be downloaded in its English,
French, Spanish, Albanian, Macedonian, Russian and Ukrainian versions HERE.
A limited number of hardcopies are also available free of charge upon order
||The arts, politics
Participative cultural policy-making in South East Europe
collection of papers and case studies commissioned by the European Cultural
Foundation and the ECUMEST Association for the Policies for Culture programme
The book documents and builds on the activities of the Policies for
Culture programme throughout the region since its launch in 2000 and the
results achieved to date.
The book proposes both theoretical reflection and practical examples of
cultural policy initiatives. The first part of the book - "Cultural
policy in South East Europe" - includes essays on: centralism or
decentralisation; transforming regulatory frameworks; rethinking state
funding; and the role of the media.
| The second
part - "The power of local action" - consists of case studies
on: cultural policy practices in South East European cities; influencing
legislation in SEE; and cultural funding in SEE.
See its Contents
for further details.
Editors: Hanneloes Weeda, Corina Suteu, Cas Smithuijsen
Autors: Ela Agotic, Tsveta Andreeva, Odile Chenal, Vesna Copic, Milena Deleva,
Philipp Dietachmair, Sanjin Dragojevic, Christopher Gordon, Vjeran Katunaric,
Marius Lazurca, Francois Matarasso, Delia Mucica, Oana Radu, Cas Smithuijsen,
Corina Suteu, Lidia Varbanova, Yuriy Vulkovsky, Hanneloes Weeda, and Andrea
ECF, ECUMEST, Boekmanstudies, Amsterdam, 2005
English version; 288 p., EUR 29.50.
To purchase this book, please visit www.boekman.nl.
Bulgarian version of "The arts, politics and change" has been
launched in November 2005 in Sofia.
The book was translated and published by SemaRS publishing house, in
collaboration with the Policies for Culture program and with the support
of the Soros Centre for Cultural Policies and Next Page Foundation.
To purchase this book, please contact the publishing house at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact our Local project coordinator, Tsveta Andreeva at email@example.com.
|The 'Force of
Example' Publication Series
in November 2002, this series presents booklets of successful Policies for
Culture action projects of the past years in case study format. This case
study series makes available the experience and expertise gained during
these projects and disseminates their results throughout the region and
See below for all issues which have been published in this frame.
culture and new collaborative practices in Croatia. A bottom-up approach
to cultural policy-making
The 'Force of Example'
Publication Series No. 3
A case study prepared by Emina Visnic
with a contribution by Sanjin Dragojevic
PfC, Amsterdam-Bucharest-Zagreb, 2008
Bilingual version (English and Croatian); 64 p.; free
This case study was originally based on a Policies for Culture action
project "CLUBTURE - Policy Forum: Towards a new position for the
independent, non-profit and non-institutional cultural sector in the policy-making
process", developed between July 2002 – January 2004, and on
subsequent follow-ups and connected initiatives undertaken up to 2007.
More about this publication HERE.
Park Culture - Bulgaria
The 'Force of Example'
Publication Series No. 2
A PfC case study prepared by Milena Deleva
PfC, Sofia, 2004
Bilingual version (English and Bulgarian); 54 p.; free
This case study is based on the action projects "Technological Park
Culture I & II" which were implemented between 2001-2003. The
project emerged as a distinctive process of civil society development
with the aim of playing the role of both observatory and laboratory in
the field of cultural policy development in Bulgaria.
Additional information about the projects is also available in its dedicated
I & TPC
Strategy Development for the City of Plovdiv - Bulgaria
The 'Force of Example'
Publication Series No. 1
A PfC case study prepared by Alena Alexandrova
PfC, Sofia, 2002
Bilingual version (English and Bulgarian); 44 p.; free
This case study is based on the action project "Construction of
a local cultural strategy of the city of Plovdiv and setting up an effective
structure for an active dialogue" implemented in 2001. The project,
widely welcomed in Bulgaria, contribued to a cultural renewal in Plovdiv
in the area of local strategic planning.
Additional information about the project is also available in its dedicated
to get a copy?
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to the Downloads
page for an electronic version.
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