Edinburgh International Culture Summit

2014 - Culture Matters - BRITISH COUNCIL

Why culture should be at the heart of future public policy

The Summit organisers invited Culture Ministers, policymakers, artists and commentators to contribute to a wide-ranging conversation across three interlinked topics: to ponder the principles by which culture is valued and measured; to survey and assess a number of international conventions for the promotion and protection of cultural diversity; and to consider the role of cities as incubators of cultural innovation. 

The foreword to the publication is by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, who argues that culture is a driver and enabler of inclusive growth and a channel to forge new forms of global solidarity and citizenship; and that it should be at the heart of all public policies, underpinned by human rights and fundamental freedoms.

This report was produced fo the 2014 Edinburgh International Culture Summit.

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About the 2016 Culture Summit

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2016 brought together Culture Ministers with prominent artists, thinkers and others responsible for formulating cultural policy. 

They discussed how the arts enrich the lives of people around the world and contribute to the wellbeing of nations.

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