Closer Look (2013): European Cultural Cooperation Networks in Practice
The Cultural Contact Point Poland decided to collect information on many European networks just before the beginning of the Creative Europe programme, which dedicate a special strand to support these organisations. Networks are believed to be a common and open form of activity, a platform for sharing experience, creating inspiration and putting collective ideas into practice. Such international associations can also contribute to cultural policies thanks to mutual support and solidarity at both local and international level. Although networks have existed for many decades, recently they have taken on a new meaning for the European cultural communities. The Polish Desk would like this report to serve not only as a source of information, but also as a stimulus for institutions and organisations to cooperate with existing networks and create new areas for cultural activities at the European level.