ERIC Number: ED254576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Town and Culture: New Responses to Cultural Problems. Bremen Declaration. Standing Conference of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (Bremen, Federal Republic of Germany, 25-27 May 1983).
Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
This declaration details the 68 motions adopted by the representatives of European towns taking part in the Conference on Town and Culture. The meeting was jointly organized by the Standing Conference of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe and the Council for Cultural Cooperation. Recommendations focus on the following: (1) that new means of participation in local cultural life be explored, promoted, and funded, on the assumption that the local setting is crucial for the conscious involvement of the public in social and political life; (2) that local cultural policy encourage individual and collective initiative by citizens; (3) that local authorities support ethnic minority cultures in order to facilitate the acceptance of European immigration countries as multi-ethnic societies; (4) that local authorities develop policies that take into account their responsibilities to urban youth; (5) that the cultural repercussions of tourism on towns be seriously considered; and (6) that new ways of financing cultural activities be investigated and encouraged, bearing in mind the vital interaction between cultural development and economic development. (RDN)
Descriptors: City Government, Community Control, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Community Services, Cultural Activities, Cultural Opportunities, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Public Policy, Tourism, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).