Press release - DC051(2013)

Council of Europe to examine the impact of culture on democracy

Moscow, 16.04.2013 - European Ministers of Culture meeting in Moscow have asked the Council of Europe to examine the impact of culture on democracy, the effectiveness of cultural policies, and to map trends at European level concerning access to and participation in culture. 

Signatories to the European Cultural Convention invited the Organisation to offer a platform to study the impact of digitisation on culture and promote democratic governance of culture and citizen's access to, and participation in culture.

"This conference has given impetus to the Council of Europe's future work on culture and democracy", Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni said.

The Final Declaration will be available soon on the conference website.

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