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kultura-u-doba-mreza“PhD. Biserka Cvjeticanin’s book “Culture in the age of networks” deals with the analysis of cultural policy (and cultural policies) as one of the most interesting and extremely important public policy of modern society and modern democracy. It turned out that all the companies that neglect this aspect of public policy sooner or later lose one of the key dimensions of development and through a crisis of identity as a recognizable element in today’s pluralistic world. Therefore, the topic of this work is scientifically and professionally relevant just as much as development of society itself.

The author always starts from the actual problems of cultural reality and cultural policy. Her views and opinions are not derived from the general principles and norms of culture and cultural politics but from real-life contemporary cultural processes. Even when starting from some general principles (for example of the general and universal principles of the United Nations, UNESCO or other international, both scientific and political bodies and organizations) she examines these principles in the light of their actual feasibility, their reception in concrete social environments. The author in her approach primarily has in mind how these principles are perceived, translated, implemented or not implemented.

This work analyzes the Croatian culture and cultural policy in the light of the fact that Croatia has become a full member of the European Union and that in its future cultural policy and strategy should incorporate three basic strategic direction of the EU: the promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, the development of creative industries in the broadest sense and strengthening the role of culture in Croatian external relations.”

Biserka Cvjeticanin Ph.D., is a Senior Scientific Researcher at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb, Croatia (former IMO – Institute for International Relations that changed its name in March 2013) and director of the Culturelink Network. Ms. Cvjeticanin was a former Deputy Minister of Culture (2000-2004). Ms. Cvjetičanin studied at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Sorbonne, Paris, and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her research interests include cultural development, cultural policies and intercultural communication. She is the author of numerous books, studies and articles on cultural development and intercultural communication and the editor of several proceedings.



Hrvatska sveucilisna naklada, Zagreb, Croatia / Croatian University Publishing, Zagreb, Croatia


http://www.eenc.info/expert/biserka-cvjeticanin/ (European Expert Network on Culture – EENC)

The conference on audience development will be on 15-17 October by an exchange of good practices among past and future European Capitals of Culture, taking place at the same venue, and at which the Commission will also present its proposal for the future of the European Capitals of Culture beyond 2020.

In parallel, the Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency is holding on 15 October a Kick-Off meeting specifically for 350 new beneficiaries of the Culture Programme.

The Culture Programme of the European Commission helps finance an array of initiatives to enhance the vitality of Europe’s cultural sector. It enables hundreds of organisations and thousands of artists and cultural professionals to meet, exchange practice, learn from each other, create together and tour and perform in different European countries. Through performances, websites and other tools the projects reach millions of individuals across the continent. Furthermore, every year the European Capitals of Culture put the spotlight on a couple of European cities, giving them a chance to shine on the European stage for 12 months and to regenerate themselves through culture.

The European Commission wants these activities to reach bigger and wider audiences. It is to this end that it is holding a conference on 16-17 October in Brussels which will provide inspirational examples of audience development by cultural organisations and foster European exchange of practice on audience development strategies.

The website of the conference is now available for registration at: http://www.cultureinmotion.eu/




The conference will include number of renown speakers from fields of cultural economic and cultural policy studies (e.g. Bruce A. Seaman, Bruno S. Frey, Michael J. Rushton, Francois Matarasso, Vesna Čopič and others).  The conference will take place at the University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia from 21.-23. September 2012.

Daedline for sending abstracts is 16th August 2012. Read more details and complete schedule here

“With the conference »Culture – development potentials?« we are aiming toward several main goals. Firstly, we wish to bring to Slovenia during what is perhaps the most important cultural event in Slovenia so far, number of leading experts from the fields of cultural economics, cultural policy, cultural management and other social and human sciences which have culture as their main research objective. We managed to do this previously, in 2010, when several of world leading experts from the field of cultural economics have lectured at the symposium »Economics of the Visual Arts« and we wish to continue where we have begun at that moment.”




“We are more – act for culture in Europe”  is a Europe-wide campaign for the arts and culture. It was launched in October 2010 and will run until 2013, when the EU decides about its next multiannual budget. This campaign wants to show that we are many organisations built up by individuals who value and act for culture in Europe, as it is Media-via editor’s association ‘Culture, Media and Education’ – ARTHEA which is applying a project “Glocal Multimedia Culture”.

“The we are more campaign promotes culture, heritage and the arts, together with education, social cohesion and environmental sustainability, as key areas in which the EU has to make more bold investments if it wants to reach its growth objectives and Europe to remain a thriving democracy in the future.

The campaign aims to influence the negotiations on the next multiannual EU budget beyond 2013 – an opportunity that only comes once every decade! The EU budget will be negotiated over the next two years and we want to make sure that the EU contribution to culture is explicit and with a stronger financial envelope. Read the campaign statement on the European Commission’s budget proposal here (published in July 2011).

The two campaign demands are: A bold and daring Culture Programme for the period 2014-2020 that will fund cutting edge artistic and cultural experimentation around our common European concerns and aspirations. A programme that will support innovative cultural co-operations, and experiment with new artistic, intercultural, social and economic models.”





A three in one postgraduate study: acting, media in which the acting occurs, and culture created by acting was founded at the University of Rijeka by the internationaly famous actor Rade Serbedzija. He also founded the Ulysses Theatre in 2000 in Brijuni, where he  directs and acts in most plays.

The postgraduate programme was established on December 14th, 2010 by the Senate of the University of Rijeka as a two-year course for specialising in acting, media and culture field of research. Anyone can enroll into the programme, provided they have a valid university degree and have passed the admissions exam. The programme lasts two years (four semesters) during which theory and practice intertwine through courses such as Voice, Acting, Dramaturgy of Performance, Reading Drama, Characteristics of the Cultural System, Actor as Musician, Philosophy of Arts, Actor and Choreography, Postdrama Theatre.

Main aims are training the students to become critics, theoreticians, scientists that have empirically tested methods and challenges of acting process, as well as interdisciplinarity, interactivity and internationality as the policy of the programme. Part of the courses will be held in English, involving collaborators and professors from foreign leading universities and art schools, such as Nigel Osborne, Reid professor of Music at the Edinburgh University; Staša Zurovac, director and choreographer; Nikola Petković, writer; Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, philosopher; Robin Carr (University of Southern Mississippi) and Deborah Kinghorn (University of New Hampshire), masters of Lessac method for voice and acting; Elvio Baccarini, philosopher; Karpo Godina, film director and DoP, and many others.