Contracting Party: The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) (under the Framework Contract No. CDR/TL2/59/2017/1)
This study, co-authored by Progress Consulting S.r.l. and supported by the Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma (UNINT), investigates how cultural development strategies are designed, implemented and exploited by local and regional authorities (LRAs) to boost socio-economic growth of territories. The five main research questions addressed in this work include:
The study builds on the collection of evidence in the form of an inventory of 40 initiatives by LRAs promoting cultural development strategies across the EU having a socio-economic impact (Part 1). A deep analysis of these initiatives outlined nine main types of instruments which are adopted to design cultural development strategies and ten policy areas which are affected during implementation (Part 2). Five case studies selected among the initiatives further highlighted the framing conditions, cultural-based outputs and lessons learnt (Part 3). Finally, a set of recommendations to provide inspiration to LRAs for the design of cultural development strategies is drawn based on the evidence collected (Part 4).