Policy Briefs

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 expression. This transformation has occurred both within the professional cultural sector as well as in society as a whole.

The CulturalBase. Social Platform on Cultural Heritage and European Identities project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, aims to identify and analyse the main current debates and controversies as regards culture, in particular in relation to cultural heritage and European identities from a double standpoint, namely, an analytical as well as a public policy perspective. To carry out this work, three axes have been prioritised: cultural memory, cultural inclusion and cultural creativity.

CulturalBase also aims at socializing the results of the activities carried out through the provision of short and focused documents intended for the wider public: a series of 4 policy briefs addresses issues of particular relevance within each of the three above-mentioned axes. The policy briefs summarise the conceptual and policy context, identify key issues and challenges, and raise open questions. Finally, the briefs offer a series of recommendations, which can contribute to the understanding of the different dimensions of recent memory, inclusion and creativity theories and discourses as well as related policy strategies in the cultural sector in Europe.

Please click below to access the policy briefs.

Policy brief on Cultural Memory

Policy brief on Cultural Inclusion

Policy brief on Cultural Creativity

Policy brief on 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage