Intangible Cultural Heritage & Gender

Find here a very interesting document on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Gender published by UNESCO.

In the publication, gender disparities and women´s role in intangible cultural heritage transmission are raised from a very interesting perspective. Recognising inequality suffered by women but at the same time, enhancing the value of cultural heritage contribution to women´s role in society.

A must read you need to complement with UNESCO Gender Equality. Heritage and Creativity report.


#supportcreativity UNESCO Global Report

The Global Report series has been designed to monitor the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005). It provides evidence of how this implementation process contributes to attaining the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and targets.
The 2018 Global Report analyses progress achieved in implementing the 2005 Convention since the first Global Report was published in 2015.

Download the UNESCO Global Report 2017 or follow the link.

New report from ESPLART

A new report was published by the CulturalBase. Social Platform on Cultural Heritage and European Identities” project

The report is a proposal to improve the communication and information system in the areas of cultural heritage and European identities. The research has been made in the framework of the 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage, aimed at promoting aa holistic and integrated approach to cultural heritage inclusive and people-centred.

An interesting proposal involving key issues of research, policy making and stakeholders coordination in the field of cultural heritage.

Download the report or follow the link.


Creative economy employment in the EU and UK

This report compares the size and growth of the EU’s creative industries on a consistent basis.


Key Findings:

  • The creative industries employ 11.4 million people in the EU, accounting for 5 per cent of the EU workforce.
  • Sweden has the highest proportion of its workforce employed in the creative industries (8.9 per cent), followed by Finland (8.2 per cent) and the UK (7.6 per cent).
  • The country with the highest number of creative industry workers is Germany (which has the largest total workforce in the EU), followed by the UK and France.
  • The UK accounts for 14 per cent of the total EU workforce, but a fifth (21 per cent) of all creative industry jobs.
  • Employment in the UK’s creative industries grew three times faster in the UK than in the EU as a whole: 6.1% per annum on average vs. 1.8% per annum.

Analysts and policymakers have long complained about the absence of internationally comparable statistics on the creative industries, as this has made it impossible to benchmark the performance of different countries.

This report provides consistent statistics on the EU creative industries for all of the member states. It also provides consistent statistics for the creative economies (employment in creative industries and in creative occupations outside of these) for 20 of the member states. Six countries are examined in detail (France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland and Sweden, and the UK).

The report applies the official UK creative industry classification to produce a best-fit creative industries definition in the EU Labour Force Survey, to calculate consistent estimates at an EU level.

A companion report which examines the creative economy in North America (the US and Canada) will be published in the New Year.

Policy Recommendations:

  • The report highlights the importance of supporting the creative industries in the EU, and assists policymakers by providing an overview of employment across EU countries.
  • The Dynamic Mapping methodology provides a basis for making international assessments of the creative industries.


Max Nathan, Andy Pratt and Ana Rincon-Aznar, NESTA

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The New Artisans

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Wonderful catalogue made by Olivier Dupon.

Over 80% of the makers included in this book are women from European countries with some exceptions representing the Australia, Canada or the USA. The crafts disciplines presented are Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Lighting, Metalwork, Paper and Woodwork, Stationery, Tableware and Textiles.

Most of these artisans combine heritage and design to make their crafted goods, handmade wonders very stylish.

Celebrating a “mariage between folk memories and modernity”.

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Public highly welcomed this publication and Thames & Hudson decided to publish a second catalogue, The New Artisans II, Encore!

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