working groups for culture

Each forum is able to set up a certain number of working groups focusing on specific policy issues. Each working group has a specific remit and tasks, for example preparing a position paper on a particular topic, or managing activities such as a European project or campaign.

Each working group consists of individuals, nominated by member cities, who are considered as having relevant knowledge and expertise. Each working group is chaired by a member city, which is also responsible for reporting back to the relevant forum on the results achieved.

  •  culture

Creative industries

This is a joint working group within both our culture and economic development forums to support the contribution of the local cultural and creative economy in cities

  •  culture

Cultural access and entitlement

This working group aims to identify, define and compare policies and action plans implemented by European cities around the accessibility of cultural spaces and services

  •  culture

Culture and young people

This working group supports cities’ activities to bring young people into contact with culture and develops strategies to ensure that the needs of young people are met in local cultural strategies

  •  culture

Mobility of artists

This working group builds on the principle that mobility is a professional and artistic necessity for artists to export their work, perform, learn, create, cooperation and discover new forms of expression

  •  culture

Resources for culture

This working group examines different types of financial resources available to cities to help sustain and develop cultural infrastructure and creative industries in the long term