Reflection and conclusion

Chris Bailey, Elena Theodoulou Charalambous, Geert Drion

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As well as giving consideration to the multiple issues relevant to cultural governance in a European perspective, this volume entails, obviously, an examination of the significance of culture. In the context of European Union (EU) cultural policy, facing the many challenges ahead, the “transversal nature of culture”, has become a fashionable policy term, indicating an “essential” role for culture in any policy addressing the current crises, as culture is both a way of life (a value and identity set) and a creative strategy for changing that way of life. Therefore, culture will, by definition, be part of any change to which governments aspire. The approach thus positions culture as an indispensable tool for (any) change, putting culture centre stage as a permeating (transversal) element of policy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCultural Governance
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent and Future European Perspectives
EditorsChris Bailey, Elena Theodoulou Charalambous, Geert Drion
PublisherTaylor & Francis Group
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781003829645
ISBN (Print)9781032462004
Publication statusPublished - 1-Jan-2023

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