Reports on culture and the structural funds in some Member States
The European Commission asked the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) to produce a critical analysis of how the unused potential of the cultural and creative sector might foster regional and local development in some Member States.
The countries that were covered are Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Spain. The reports contain an overview of available information on how structural funds have been used for culture, and on national and regional investment in the field, making detailed reference to existing data and studies, available mapping of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI), existing best practices and examples of failure.
Most of them also contain a short SWOT analysis, showing for each country or group of regions within a country the strengths, the weaknesses, the opportunities and the threats of investment in the cultural and creative sector.
Report on Culture and Structural Funds in Greece