11 June 2018
The final meeting of the CULPOL project was held on the 11 June 2018 at the premises of IRMO gathering cultural policy researchers, cultural professionals, cultural civil society representatives and policy-makers in the field of culture.
The main aim of the final meeting was to present the project’s results and realized activities, and to discuss with CULPOL project stakeholders project outputs and the possible future collaborations within the framework of cultural policies. The event served as an opportunity to promote the special issue of the scientific journal Croatian International Relations Review (CIRR) entitled ‘European Union and Challenges of Cultural Policies: Critical Perspectives’ (Vol. 24 No. 82) published within the framework of CULPOL project.
After the welcome notes, the working part of the meeting started with an overview of the CULPOL project’s activities where CULPOL project coordinator, Dr Aleksandra Uzelac presented the general framework of the CULPOL project, its key objectives, excepted impacts and realised activities. Throughout the two years of its activities, the project contributed to enhancing the knowledge about the impact of the EU policies and its processes on the national cultural sector and created synergies between national and EU stakeholders in the domain of culture. All the planned project activities have been realized according to the initial plan, including: two major international events, three stakeholders group meetings, and a number of supporting meetings and events, and a number of analytic outputs have been published on the CULPOL website.
One of CULPOL’s final outputs was the publication of the special issue of the scientific journal Croatian International Relations Review (CIRR) entitled ‘European Union and Challenges of Cultural Policies: Critical Perspectives’ (Vol. 24 No. 82) and as a part of the project wrap up, this event served as an opportunity to promote this special issue, and highlight its contributions.
Dr Senada Šelo Šabić, Editor in Chief, CIRR, and guest editors Dr Jaka Primorac, Dr Aleksandra Uzelac and Dr Paško Bilić as well as special issue authors Dr Goran Tomka, Dr Višnja Kisić from Serbia, and Dr Andrej Srakar from Slovenia gathered to talk and share thoughts about their contributions to this special issue.
The meeting was concluded with a dynamic discussion with the stakeholders about their cooperation within the CULPOL project and about the opportunities that the project has opened for further collaboration.
Read more about the final meeting in our report.