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  • 13th Assembly of Compendium Experts with Open Forum

    Culture and Democracy II: Transparency in Multi-Stakeholder Governance Systems

    The Assembly will be held December 4 and 5, 2014 at the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium, Hertogsstraat / Rue Ducale 1 - 1000 Brussels (see draft agenda).  Inter alia, participants will be invited to discuss the Council of Europe draft indicator framework on culture and... more »
  • ECURES Meeting 2014

    December 4 in Brussels

    The next regular ECURES Assembly, including the election of a new Board, will take place in 2015. However, members attending the annual Compendium conference or those living in the Brussels area will have a chance to discuss upcoming issues during a side event organised December 4 from 10h45 to... more »
  • The European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V. (ECURES) is committed, since 1993, to pioneering the development of theoretical and applied cultural research as a recognized professional field and to facilitating the exchange of scientific ideas and resources. ECURES experts come from over 30 countries worldwide and represent a broad range of academic disciplines. The Association is the founder, and now a partner, of the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research gGmbH (ERICarts)

Latest News from / for Members
  • 13th Assembly of Compendium Experts with Open Forum

    Culture and Democracy II: Transparency in Multi-Stakeholder Governance Systems

    The Assembly will be held December 4 and 5, 2014 at the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium, Hertogsstraat / Rue Ducale 1 - 1000 Brussels (see draft agenda).  Inter alia, participants will be invited to discuss the Council of Europe draft indicator framework on culture and... more »
  • ECURES Meeting 2014

    December 4 in Brussels

    The next regular ECURES Assembly, including the election of a new Board, will take place in 2015. However, members attending the annual Compendium conference or those living in the Brussels area will have a chance to discuss upcoming issues during a side event organised December 4 from 10h45 to... more »

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Biographical note

Aleksandar Brkic, ECURES Board Member and, until 2013, one of the three Compendium authors from Serbia, left his country to take over his new job as Professor for Cultural Management at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore. We wish lots of success!

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Past Events 2013/14

(with participation of ECURES members)

1. The 6thWorld Summit on Arts & Culture
Held under the general theme of "Creative Times: new models for cultural development", the conference   took place on 13-16 January 2014 in Santiago de Chile, organised by IFACCA and CNCA. It focused on "how globalisation, shifts in social and economic development, and new forms of communication are generating an array of challenges and opportunities within the cultural field." More on the event: http://www.ifacca.org

2. The 12th annual Compendium Experts Assembly
The Assembly, held on December 12 and 13, 2013 at the Architekturzentrum in Vienna, has been a success, reuniting more Compendium colleagues and guests than ever before, since the first event took place in Strasbourg, 2002 - see details on the Compendium website.
In this context, an informal Open Meeting with Board Members of ECURES e.V. taking part in the Assembly had been organised, 15 members participated. Main issues of the debates were the financial sustainability of the Compendium; new or ongoing ECURES activities that had previously been proposed by Board Members; and potential new calls for expression of interest (for Contributing Experts of the Compendium).
Later on that day, a reception provided the chance to toast on 15   years of Compendium collaboration as well as on the 20th anniversary of ECURES (and the 10th of the ERICarts Institute).

3. The "Right to Culture" - Comparative Perspectives
This event with the participation of Polish and European experts was held on 6-7 November 2013 in Warsaw (Poland) - see agenda. Initiated by the Polish National Centre for Culture (Warsaw) and WrocÅ‚aw 2016 (European Capital of Culture), conference speakers discussed questions of definition ("Right to culture or cultural rights?"; "Right to access or right to participate?"); the "Right to Culture" in European comparison; the pros and cons of introducing a "Right to Culture" as a basic human right to the European legal system; and the draft of a legal guide on the "Right to Culture". ECURES members Kalliopi Chainoglou, Vesna Čopič, Bożena Gierat-Bieroń, Rui Gomes, Dorota Ilczuk, Ritva Mitchell, Andrew Ormston, Thomas Perrin and Andreas Wiesand took part in the debates.

4. First "Young Scholars' Forum" in Vienna
As proposed at the last ECURES Assembly 2012 in Helsinki, a first Young Scholars' Forum with over 30 participants was held on 13/14   August 2013 in Vienna and in Schloss Reichenau (Semmering). It has been organised in connection with isaScience at the International Summer Academy of the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts and included the presentation of research topics and papers (mainly PhD theses) as well as panel debates addressing cultural policy challenges - with a focus on South-East Europe (see details here).

In addition to Sanjin Dragojevic and Péter Inkei, ECURES Board members Vesna Čopič, Otto Hofecker and Elka Tschernokoshewa as well as Secretary General Andreas Wiesand participated as reviewers and panelists in the event.

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