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Dubbed Supervising AI by Competent Authorities, the initiative will see UNESCO assemble a report on current AI supervisory practices across Europe and develop a set of best practice recommendations for national agencies tasked with compliance.
At the end of 2023, the Council for Culture will advise on the intended renewal of the cultural system from 2029. In addition, the Council is preparing the assessment of grant applications for the basic cultural infrastructure (BIS) in the period 2025-2028.
The government of the Netherlands has agreed to return hundreds of cultural objects that were taken from Indonesia during its 350-year colonial rule over the archipelago, the latest step that it has made to address the legacies of the Dutch colonial era.
The first edition of the DutchCulture Congress focuses on international cultural cooperation in municipalities and provinces. What opportunities are there for makers and how can you help them? What are the benefits of internationalisation for your municipality/province and how active are artists, performers and companies from your area? That and more will be discussed in detail on Thursday 14 September. A day full of workshops and in-depth sessions, with which local and regional policymakers are informed and inspired to invest in internationalisation within local cultural policy. In short: 'Local policy, boundless ambitions!'
Twelve parties from the dance sector signed a covenant in the presence of Minister Helder (Long-term Care and Sport, VWS) and State Secretary Uslu (Culture and Media, OCW) to set up the Safe Dance Alliance. These organisations and unions want to work together more closely for a safe dance culture. They do this in response to the Verinorm report 'Shadow dancing' into transgressive behaviour in the sector.
Sustainability and culture can reinforce each other, but a strong impulse is needed to accelerate the sustainability of the cultural sector. This is stated in the advice 'Culture Natural' of the Council for Culture. The advice is addressed to the cultural sector, as well as to municipalities, provinces, the national culture funds and the departments most involved. The Council calls for more cooperation on this issue.