Project duration: 9/2016 – 8/2018
Project manager: Aleksandra Uzelac, PhD, Head of the Department for Culture and Communication
Client: European Commission, Erasmus+
Web page: CulPol
IRMO has been approved a new two year Jean Monnet project entitled ‘EU Competences and National Cultural Policies: Critical Dialogues’ that will be implemented between September 2016 and August 2018. The primary aim of the project is to promote discussion and reflection on the impact of the EU agenda on the Croatian cultural policy. The project will be implemented through a number of working meetings, a two-day international conference on EU soft mechanisms, a round table on the impact of the Digital Single Market strategy on the reforms of Croatian cultural policy and through the publication of research papers in the special issue of the scientific journal Croatian International Relations Review (CIRR). The project will contribute to the establishment of closer cooperation and networking among cultural policy research community, cultural professionals, and policy-makers responsible for the implementation of the different EU instruments and agendas, as well as establishment of a platform for information and communication about the relevant cultural policy processes at the European Union level. The conference and round table will be open to academia, researchers, cultural professionals, policy-makers and interested public where a special focus will be paid to engagement of postgraduate students and young professionals. By bringing them together, these events will enable better cross-fertilisation of ideas and fostering of the dialogue between different cultural-policy stakeholders and will contribute to enhancing the knowledge about the relevant cultural policy processes at the European Union level. The special issue of CIRR will be a tool for knowledge dissemination among wider circle of Croatian cultural policy researchers and students. Through the envisaged research activities and events the project will contribute to enhancing knowledge about the impact of the EU policies and its processes on the national cultural sector and will create synergies between different stakeholders in the domain of cultural polices.