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One of the objectives of CulturalBase is to socialize the results of the activities carried out through the provision of short and focused documents intended for the wider public. To this end a series of 4 policy briefs addresses issues of particular relevance within each of the three project axes: cultural memory, cultural inclusion and […]

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The Policy Seminar will be held at the Centre for Fine Arts – Bozar in Brussels (Belgium) on 31 January 2017, in the framework of CulturalBase, a project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. ‘Cultural heritage policies for a troubled Europe. Proposals from the CulturalBase Social Platform’ is the title of this policy […]

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Researchers, stakeholders and policy makers had the opportunity to debate a set of topics regarding Europe’s identity and cultural heritage and to put forward priorities for future research and policy programmes in the second and final CulturalBase Workshop (Florence, Italy, 1 and 2 December). With the title ‘Rethinking research and policy agendas on cultural heritage […]

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“Rethinking Research and Policy Agendas on Cultural Heritage and European Identities” is the title of the last workshop of the CulturalBase Project that will take place on 2 and 3 December 2016 in Florence (Italy). Cultural heritage managers/decision-makers, experts from several European academic institutions and civil society organisations will participate. They will focus on building […]

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The proposal to create a European year devoted to cultural heritage came from the European Commission, whose work includes bolstering and supplementing the actions of the Member States to preserve and promote European cultural heritage. This type of initiative enables activities to be organised and resources earmarked to highlight the important economic and identity role […]

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European Identity: What kind of diversity into what form of unity?   1.   Introduction One of the most difficult aspects in understanding Europe in the present but also in the past has had to do with the question of European identity. Does a European identity exist? Do the Europeans feel European? And if they do, […]

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Today, cultural heritage and identity are extremely important topics for the future of Europe. The “Cultural Base: Social Platform on Cultural Heritage and European Identities” project addresses these “hot” topics from a double standpoint, namely an analytical as well as a public policy perspective. CulturalBase now launches an open consultation process on these topics to […]

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The Major Stakeholder Conference (MSC) “Co-creating Agendas for Culture in Europe. Memory, Inclusion, Creativity” will be held in Barcelona (Spain) on 11-13 May, 2016 in the framework of the CulturalBase project, funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. For more information on CulturalBase and the Conference program, please visit this page. The MSC will […]

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Since the second half of the last century, culture has experienced a profound mutation, through which its position and role in social dynamics have been transformed to constitute an essential basis of today’s society. Cultural digitization and globalization have radically altered the cultural ecosystem and intensified the relationship between cultural identity, cultural heritage and cultural […]