Work Plan for Culture 2015-2018

Unión Europea
Council of the European Union, European Commission, EU Member States
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
EU Member States define their priorities for cultural policy making at EU level in multi-annual Work Plans for Culture adopted through conclusions of the Council of the European Union. Two Work Plans were in place during the period covered by this report. This section describes the 2015-18 Work Plan for Culture
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Outputs during reporting period (ie since 2017), listed by Work Plan for Culture priorities: 2015-18 Work Plan for Culture A. Accessible and inclusive culture Council Conclusions: Promoting access to culture via digital means (November 2017) Open Method of Coordination (OMC) working group of Member States’ experts: Contribution of culture to social inclusion (2017-2018) Study on audience development - How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations (2017) B. Cultural heritage Council Conclusions: The need to bring cultural heritage to the fore across policies in the EU (May 2018) OMC working group: Skills, training and knowledge transfer: Traditional and emerging heritage professions (2017-2018) Study: Risk assessment and prevention for safeguarding cultural heritage from the effects of natural disasters and threats caused by human action (2018) C. Cultural and creative sectors: creative economy and innovation OMC working group: Sustainable cultural tourism. D. Promotion of cultural diversity, culture in EU external relations and mobility Council Conclusions: EU strategic approach to international cultural relations (April 2019) Friends of the Presidency Group (2017-2018) Ad-hoc task group on culture and development cooperation (2017-18)
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
All EU Member States
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 
The European Commission surveyed Member States and produced a report on implementation of the Work Plan for the Council Cultural Affairs Committee. Some findings from the survey were published in the context of the New European Agenda for Culture: