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The Ministry of Education and Culture has published the first bildung review, which provides an overview of development in the Ministry’s administrative branch over the past decades. The latest stage, which began in the 1990s, is characterised by a decline in the achieved learning outcomes, the plateauing of the rising level of education among Finns, as well as a gradual decrease in public input into education.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today (10th January) published its Annual Review 2021-22, recounting many of the highlights of the (financial) Year in the Arts in Northern Ireland, supported by Arts Council exchequer funding from the Department of Communities as well as National Lottery funds.
As part of the ACP-EU Culture and Creative Industries Project, SPC is calling for Expressions of Interest from suitable candidates to conduct a Situational Analysis of the State of the Cultural and Creative Industries in the Pacific. The Closing date for submissions is February 3, 2023.
Through the project ReIShaping Cultural Policies for the Promotion of Fundamental Freedoms and the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, funded by Sweden, UNESCO supported 16 countries in reviewing regulatory frameworks and sector specific policies they have adopted in line with the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The project provided technical assistance to the 16 participating Member States to elaborate their national quadrennial periodic report (QPR). They mobilized a wide range of stakeholders including civil society organizations and media professionals in consultations, data collection and awareness raising activities.
The IETM Campus is a training programme to support IETM members and performing arts professionals worldwide in internationalising their practices. The IETM Campus 2023 will take place from 10 to 16 May 2023 in the beautiful village of Polverigi (near Ancona) in the Marche region of Italy. This seventh edition of the Campus is organised in collaboration with longtime IETM member Marche Teatro, Italy. Applications to participate in IETM Campus Polverigi are now open until 6 February 2023 at 17:00 CET.
Placed under the high patronage of the Ministers of Culture of Congo and the D.R. of Congo, the event made it possible to strengthen the visibility of the ACP-EU Culture programme “Creating in Central Africa” and to enhance the results obtained to date. The regional meeting also contributed to advocate with national and regional authorities for increased support to the cultural and creative sectors and served as a privileged framework for meetings and exchanges between the representations of the Organisation of ACP States (OACPS) and the European Union (EU) at regional level and African cultural operators.