Policy

Tropenmuseum Junior subsidised after all

October 2004 -

The Tropenmuseum Junior tropical museum will retain its structural subsidy from the Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs and Science after all. This was revealed in the Queen's Speech budget plans.

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Italy

October 2004 -

Italian cultural policy revolves around the preservation of the 'beni culturali', the cultural heritage. This is not so surprising, as Italy is an expert in this field: it is a country that houses the legacy of its rich artistic past. The extensive involvement of private organisations in the arts is typically Italian too.

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Culture and Public Action

october 2004 -

Website in connection with book on culture in development co-operation and foreign aid.

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Culture and public action

Seminar of European and Asiatic culture policy in Hanoi

September 2004 -

With the fifth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) of government leaders just ahead, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is hosting a seminar in Hanoi, Vietnam in collaboration with the Vietnamese and Belgian Ministries of Culture.

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Government leaders of ACP countries give culture priority

August 2004 -

Not only are bananas and cashew nuts good for the economy; art can also promote prosperity. During the 4th ACP meeting in Mozambique at the end of June 2004, government leaders discussed culture and development.

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Hivos initiates fund for Central American and Cuban films

June 2004 -

Hivos has taken the initiative to establish a film fund for Central American and Cuban film productions. The fund is called Cinergia and is directed by Fundacine in Costa Rica.

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'Monument Preservation can give economic impulse'

June 2004 -

How do you bring culture into development cooperation? This was the central theme of the lunch meeting organised by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in May 2004.

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Culture focal point of donor conference

May 2004 -

Culture in development formed the central theme of a donor conference held in Sweden's capital Stockholm on 26 and 27 February. During the meeting, which was organised by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), delegates presented the framework for cultural development cooperation of their countries, and discussed ways that would ensure better donor coordination and efficiency.

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Culture Council gives negative recommendation regarding Tropenmuseum Junior

May 2004 -

The Culture Council has advised the Netherlands' Junior Minister for Culture to stop structural OCW (Education, Culture and Science) subsidy for Tropenmuseum Junior. Museum staff members are astounded.

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Conference Cairo and Beyond about the role of culture

April 2004 -

Experts from fifty countries met in Amsterdam in March 2004 for the conference Cairo and Beyond - Reproductive Rights and Culture. Special focus was placed on the power of culture.

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