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28 Jan 2019

Mapping Cultural Actors beyond Europe - More Europe survey open

Mapping Cultural Actors beyond Europe - More Europe has launched a 2019 study into Global cultural relations and cooperation. A survey is open (just 4 questions!) to map organisations and initiatives involved in international cultural relations outside Europe. Asia is one of the target regions - please contribute by 22 February.

More Europe is conducting an in-depth review of cultural organisations and operators outside Europe. Two experts have been commissioned to map actors engaged in international cultural relations and cooperation, and research their practices.

The survey is available here - text follows:

Dear cultural and creative operators, academics, researchers, artists, activists, cultural managers all over the world!

We are very glad that you are willing to dedicate 5min to this mapping by sharing your knowledge to inform More Europe - external cultural relations and its large network about organisations or initiatives (actors) active in international cultural relations.


In order to advise More Europe - external cultural relations on its future development allowing to build new collaborations and innovative partnerships, we, Cristina Farinha and Anna Steinkamp, two independent researchers have been commissioned by More Europe to map relevant key organisations and initiatives engaged and interested in international culture cooperation.


The mapping focuses primarily on Asia, Africa, the USA, Canada, the MENA region, Eastern partnership countries, Brazil and Mexico. We are open to your input on any other country (outside the EU) in which you may identify relevant actors.


4 short questions only! If you want to recommend several actors, please re-do the survey - it's quick.

This survey will be open until 22 February 2019.


Modern diplomacy requires the development of new thinking and skills to face global challenges and changing societies. A new European approach towards external relations, based on the promotion of fundamental values, two-way dialogue, and the recognition of the role of civil society is urgently needed.

MORE EUROPE - external cultural relations is a cultural civil initiative, composed of a public-private partnership of foundations, civil society networks and national cultural institutes, whose objective is to convince politicians and policy-makers to place cultural relations – one of the strongest assets that Europe has - in the heart of the EU’s external affairs.