Join Our Team: Communications Officer

The Cultural Relations Platform is on the lookout for a dynamic and skilled Communications Officer to join its team. As a junior non-key expert, you will play a pivotal role in coordinating and implementing the communication strategies that underpin the Platform’s diverse activities. About the Cultural Relations Platform: The Cultural Relations Platform c/o Goethe-Institut Brussels*, Join Our Team: Communications Officer

Open Call for Experts

The Cultural Relations Platform is recruiting several experts in the field of international cultural relations for an assignment in the development of learning and training materials which will be delivered to staff of global EU Delegations as well as EU institutions at headquarters in Brussels. The materials will be used for an online training with various digital modules focusing on different Open Call for Experts

Exploring Lebanon’s Cultural Landscape

Since the crisis of 2019, Lebanon has been navigating a path of change and transformation. In the midst of these evolving times and together with the European Union Delegation to Lebanon, the Cultural Relations Platform aims to build cultural connections, promote cooperation, and support the revival of Lebanon’s cultural and creative industries. Why it Matters Exploring Lebanon’s Cultural Landscape

Download our report: Rethinking the Institutional Design of Project-Based Public Funding for Culture in the Eastern Neighbourhood Region

In a context of competing policy priorities and limited public resources, oftentimes existing public funding mechanisms for culture are not able to properly support cultural actors in their local socio-cultural work and as players within the contemporary global creative scene. This is a challenge faced by the independent cultural scenes of many post-Soviet countries in Eastern Europe, including Moldova. Download our report: Rethinking the Institutional Design of Project-Based Public Funding for Culture in the Eastern Neighbourhood Region

Download our report: Impact of Covid-19 on the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) in North Macedonia

The report, written by Violeta Simjanovska and Katerina Mojanchevska, provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) in North Macedonia, and offers insights into the challenges and needs of the sector, as well as the mitigation measures implemented to address them. It has been developed based on data collected through a combination of surveys and Download our report: Impact of Covid-19 on the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) in North Macedonia

Download our report “Ukrainian Cultural Actors Mapping and Needs Assessment”

The war in Ukraine has affected all swaths of life, including the cultural sector in the country. In such exceptional circumstances, the Cultural Relations Platform (CRP) has been coordinating an activity in order to support the Ukrainian cultural sector. As its first step, the project experts Anna Karnaukh and Kateryna Kravchuk developed a document that presents a preliminary Download our report “Ukrainian Cultural Actors Mapping and Needs Assessment”

Download our report: Value Chain Analysis of Music, Crafts and Product Design in Palestine

This report offers an analysis of the value chains of three cultural subsectors in Palestine: crafts, product design, and music. In doing so, it sheds light on how to enhance employability and the promotion of CCI products in the West Bank & Gaza. This report serves as a pilot initiative for other cultural sub-sectors in the Download our report: Value Chain Analysis of Music, Crafts and Product Design in Palestine

Download our report: Mapping Kingston’s Networks of Culture

In 2022, the Cultural Relations Platform has been supporting the EU Delegation to Jamaica in developing a mapping showing the added value of creative industries existing in Kingston, Jamaica, fostering the dialogue between them and facilitating their linkages with Europe. In this context the two experts, Deborah Hickling Gordon and Stefanie Thomas Gilbert-Roberts, have implemented different actions: This work resulted Download our report: Mapping Kingston’s Networks of Culture

Download our handbook: Cultural Relations in the New Normal

How should we approach intercultural relations in conditions of pandemic-induced uncertainty and instability? Between April and July 2021, our Alteration programme with the Ukrainian Institute and EU Delegation to Ukraine invited professionals from the cultural, creative and civic society sectors to explore this new normal for cultural relations.  As part of the programme, we are happy to Download our handbook: Cultural Relations in the New Normal