Culture for Cities and Regions' coaching team goes North

Between 7- 9 June, as part of the Culture for Cities and Regions initiative, a team of coaches visited Oulu, to help the city develop its new cultural strategy. Changes in funding and organisation structures at national level and municipal level, and Oulu’s enlarged neighbourhood (having absorbed some surrounding municipalities into the city) were key points to consider.


 Cultural heritage

Whilst cultural heritage has been defined as something inherited from the past, it is in many ways a contemporary and “living” cultural resource in Europe. 
 Cultural and creative industries

The economic contribution of the cultural and creative sector (CCS) in the European Union in general and to regional development in particular is widely acknowledged.
 Culture for social inclusion

Culture-led development strategies have direct and indirect impacts on social inclusion, social innovation and intercultural dialogue.