Upcoming events at the Institute for Development and International Relations (Croatia)


The international conference “Perspectives of national cultural policy development in the EU context: critical dialogues” will be taking place in Zagreb on 18-19 May 2017. The conference is organised within the framework of activities of the Jean Monnet project ‘EU Competences and National Cultural Policies: Critical Dialogues’ (CULPOL) and it intends to contribute to enhancing the knowledge about the relevant cultural policy processes at the European Union level.

By bringing together researchers, cultural professionals and policy-makers it will foster the dialogue between different cultural-policy stakeholders, putting into the spotlight the issue of the need for sustainability of culture, as well as the fact that there is no sustainable development without culture. The conference aims to address the pivotal question whether it is time for a paradigm shift in cultural policies and what are the possible ways forward. We invite researchers, cultural professionals, artists, cultural workers and policy-makers to share their knowledge, visions and concerns. The conference will tackle different challenges for EU and national cultural policies today including:

  • Innovative cultural policies: what new

models are there?

  • Explicit and implicit cultural policies: will

culture thrive in EU and its Member states?

  • EU and cultural policy issues: limits of


  • EU soft policy mechanisms impacts on national contexts
  • Culture in the context of post-globalisation: what role for cultural policy research
  • Digital shift and its implication to culture of the future
  • Socio-cultural inequalities and crises (democratic, migratory, economic); migrations and

intercultural dialogue from the cultural policy perspective

  • Achieving sustainability in cultural development: which way forward?

Please save the dates. Registration will be open soon and all information will be available at the project website: http://culpol.irmo.hr

The Institute for Development and International Relations and New Strategy Centre from Bucharest will within their partnership agreement organize two conferences. The first will be held in Bucharest on 20th February 2017 and the second in Zagreb on 23rd March 2017. Background policy papers have been prepared for these events, one dealing with “Strategic challenges in the area between the Adriatic and the Black Sea” and the second focusing on “Energy and its impact on development”. Their preliminary findings and recommendations will be discussed under the Chatham House rules. More information will soon be available at: http://www.irmo.hr/en/