Barbara Stacher (Vienna, Austria) has been working for the European Commission for over 20 years in different areas, mainly in relations with Mediterranean countries, Latin America and Russia, both in Brussels and abroad. Currently, Barbara works at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC), in the Cultural Policy Unit.
What are the EU's cultural policies in particular at this specific and crucial moment in time, the new momentum of cultural policy making and the New European Agenda for Culture. The OMC Report on "The role of public policies in developing entrepreneurial and innovation potential of the cultural and creative sectors" is a cross-sectoral group work across silos of the Ministries of Economy and the Ministries of Culture of Member States and has some interesting conclusions and ways of doing.
Participatory approaches and peer learning is also becoming increasingly important for EU policy making. There is a recent OMC report on "Participatory governance of cultural heritage" and different two-ways peer learning policy projects that help with EU policy making will also be presented, such as: the EU network of creative hubs, Culture for cities and regions, Cultural and Creative Spaces and Cities, the pilot project "FLIP (Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patenting) for CCIs", Crowdfunding for the CCS as well as what is planned for the future.
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