ERIC Number: ED166090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Policies in Europe.
The booklet presents a synopsis of reports on national cultural policies by government officials of nations belonging to the Council of Europe. The main purpose of the document is to provide an overview of institutional facilities, financial resources, and goals of cultural policy. The document is presented in five major sections. Section I examines conflicts of interest between centralized administration of cultural affairs and the move to disperse institutional control among various local and regional units and governmental agencies. Section II explores formulation, aims, and resources of cultural policy in European nations. Section III focuses on conserving cultural heritage through archives and museums and fostering creativity in music, film, dance, opera, and architecture. Section IV discusses aid to creative artists in the form of guaranteed incomes, subsidies, and welfare payments. The final section describes movements in European nations to enable members of all social classes to become consumers of cultural services. Concluding comments emphasize the discrepancy between increasing public awareness of cultural problems and the lack of corresponding change in cultural policy. It is recommended that the increased interest in cultural policy and intensified demands for cultural opportunities be accompanied by a corresponding increase in resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Cultural Opportunities, Culture, Developmental Programs, Disadvantaged, Financial Support, Fine Arts, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Information Needs, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions, Regional Cooperation, Social Systems, Socioeconomic Influences
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Europe (West)