The Division of Cultural Policies and Intercultural Dialogue of UNESCO commissioned a study on local policies for cultural diversity to the Institute for Culture - Barcelona City Council, as Chair of the Working Group on Culture of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). This study is now complete. The study points out that: (1) diversity is constitutive of culture; (2) it has manifold meanings -contents, actors or ethnic- that need to be made explicit in cultural planning; (3) local governments are including cultural diversity considerations in their local policies; and (4) cultural governance becomes a crucial priority for local policies. The full study (in English), as well as its executive summary (in English, French and Spanish) are now available online.
Local policies for cultural diversity
UNESCO, UCLG and Barcelona City Council,
01 September 2006, Spain