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May 14, 2008

EU development cooperation and the role of culture

Development cooperation and culture seem to be very different policy fields, however there exists a cultural dimension in the EU development policy. The cultural sector is now considered as a useful partner in order to promote social inclusion and reduce poverty in developing countries, through its income generating activities. This paper defines the field of development cooperation, and the sectoral fields concerned with it. Following, the whole of European policies in this field are outlined. Not only European culture policy can have an influence on development cooperation, also cultural organizations individually can participate to specific assistance projects in the rest of the world.

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