Global Challenges: Series of Events on Sustainable Development and Culture

Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Department for European and International Cultural Policy in the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport holds regular events on current topics. In addition to information on work at EU and international level, initiatives from Austria and abroad are presented and experts are invited for lectures and discussions. In autumn 2019, the department started a series of events on culture and sustainable development. In order to contribute to the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and to shed light on the importance of the SDGs, a first event focusing on culture and climate change took place in October 2019, a second event, ,,Arts for Health", took place in December 2019. Further events are planned, e.g. on sustainable cultural tourism, gender equality, or aging and culture.

* Information on current trends and development in international cultural policy
* Professional exchange of various actors on the intersection of culture and sustainable development, including climate protection, environmental issues, as well as questions about health and well-being
* Interdisciplinary as well as inter-ministerial cooperation in relevant areas of cultural policy

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The documentation of the first two events (,,Climate Change" and ,,Arts for Health") is available online at

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Approx. EUR 30,000 / USD 32,500 / annually

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Prioridades transversales
Climate Change