EU education and youth policy - culture aspects

Where
European Union
When
2017
Who
EU institutions and Member States.
Objetivos clave de la medida:

In the framework of the new European Skills Agenda, the Commission is now reviewing the initial definition of the Key Competence n°8, Cultural Awareness and Expression: "the appreciation of the importance of the creative expression of ideas, experiences and emotions in a range of media, including music, performing arts, literature, and the visual arts."

 

The Commission is also exploring the description of the competence and the related knowledge, skills and attitudes, bearing in mind that culture is multifaceted and that there are multiple ways to train cultural awareness and expression.

Alcance de la medida:
International
Naturaleza de la medida:
institutional
Característica principal de la medida:

In 2014-2015 a group of around 25 Member States worked on the 8th Key Competence  "cultural awareness and expression", following a transversal approach, with representatives of both the education and culture sectors.

 

They produced a Handbook for policy-makers, disseminated in 2016 in European and National events and websites (European Culture Forum in Brussels, Structured Dialogue/Voices of culture meetings in Brussels, Creativity Week in Latvia…).

 

Member States expressed that although culture and education are the main means to tackle cultural awareness and expression, it is indeed a very wide-ranging topic, which concerns many policy sectors. This competence encompasses three major features:

  • art history and artistic skills
  • creativity and innovation
  • contribution to social cohesion and identity

    The latter being all the more crucial in a period in which openness, optimism and tolerance are placed under such strain in Europe.

     

    In 2016, following the adoption of the new European Skills Agenda, the Commission has launched a review of the Key Competences, including cultural awareness and expression.

Resultados esperados a través de la implementación de la medida:

Implementation of the measure is hoped to result in positive impacts on society, in terms of social cohesion, citizenship, growth and cultural diversity

Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida:

Hard to specify budget for policy work in this framework, but costs covered include staff time and experts' expenses for meetings.

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creación
Producción
Distribución
Participación