Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
Within the European Commission, the Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) regularly convenes meetings of an Inter Service Group on Culture with other Directorates General. DG EAC also contributes regularly to inter-service consultations on draft EU legislation, policies and programmes impacting the cultural and creative sectors and the diversity of cultural expressions. The European External Action Services also convenes inter-service meetings in relation to UNESCO, in which DG EAC, INTPA and other Commission services have participated.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
During the reporting period (2017-2021) 6 meetings of the Commission’s Inter Service Group on Culture have been held, and +/- 20 Commission services have been represented. Preparation and follow-up of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage has been a key focus of these internal meetings during the reporting period. Other topics addressed (relevant to the 2005 Convention) have included: EU reporting under the 2005 Convention Sustainable Development Goals Culture in EU external relations Funding opportunities for cultural and creative sectors Culture projects in urban, rural and coastal areas Regional cultural projects and cultural routes Sustainable cultural tourism Culture in education and research Curating digital cultural resources Linguistic diversity (European Day of Languages)
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Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: