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Other Links & Cooperation platforms

We hereby introduce you to a non-exhaustive list of websites specialised in cultural policies, exchanges and cooperation that we highly recommend you to consult.


OCPA, the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa, is an independent pan-African non-governmental organisation aiming to enhance the development of national cultural policies in the region and their integration in human development strategies through advocacy and promoting information exchange, research, capacity building and cooperation at the regional and international level.

The Caribbean Creative Industries Exchange (CIE) will provide a regional framework for the collection, collation and dissemination of data and information on the cultural/creative industries of the Caribbean.

Pacific Arts Alliance (PaCa). The aim of the organisation is to become a co-operative and support a network of Pacific arts practitioners.


The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the first global network of national arts funding bodies. Inaugurated at the World Summit of Arts and Culture in December 2000, it aims to create an international resource and meeting ground for all those whose public responsibility it is to support excellence and diversity in artistic endeavour.

The International Network on Cultural Policy (INCP) is an international forum where national ministers responsible for culture can explore and exchange views on new and emerging cultural policy issues and to develop strategies to promote cultural diversity in an informal venue.

The International Network for Cultural Diversity (INCD) is a worldwide network of artists and cultural groups dedicated to countering the homogenising effects of globalisation on culture.

UNESCO's Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity promotes cultural diversity by strengthening the capacity of cultural industries to produce and distribute goods and services and help them gain access to national and international markets.

The aim of the UNCTAD Creative Africa initiative is to highlight the diversity of Africa's abundant creative talent as well as the vigour of its creative industries. It will offer an opportunity to reconcile cultural activities with policy discussions and action. This initiative will highlight the originality of African creative products and services, emphasising the enormous potential of the creative economy for fostering development in Africa.

Creative Clusters is an independent policy conference examining the growth of the creative economy. They are interested in initiatives from around the world that are designed to have an impact in both cultural and economic terms.


Cultural contact points have been established in the Member States and in most of the other countries taking part in the EC Culture 2007-2013 programme. They are responsible for promoting the programme, facilitating the participation of as many cultural professionals as possible, ensuring an exchange of information with national cultural institutions, maintaining contact between the participants in the various Community programmes and a link with the other sources of information on the various Community programmes.

LabforCulture develops tools to strengthen, stimulate and facilitate cultural collaboration. The website offers Information, research and analysis related to cultural cooperation and collaboration, including funding opportunities, critical perspectives, research, news, and contacts (organisations and networks).

They work with and for artists, arts and culture organisations and networks, cultural professionals and audiences in the 50 countries of Europe, as well as providing a platform for cultural cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world.

CIRCLE is a network of people concerned with cultural policy including researchers from many disciplines, scholars, documentalists, cultural practitioners, policy-makers and politicians. CIRCLE is also a forum for institutions such as university departments, arts institutions, research organisations, national ministries, arts councils, documentation centres and networks. Its core activites remain centred on Europe yet it provides a good methodological help for anyone interested in today's cultural debate. is a high quality database and information source on international artists. It is a unique European initiative for the promotion of international art and cultural exchange.

Culture Action Europe brings together members from the fields of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, socio-cultural work, arts management, cultural training and information provision, etc

European Festivals Association (EFA) is an organization representing more than 100 quality festivals and 11 national festivals associations in 38 European and non-European countries. On this site you can find a general view of these festivals in the Festival section, and a detailed and up-to-date list of thousands events and performances in the Calendar section.

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