Global perspectives in current and future trends on cultural policy
The ENCATC Congress traditionally brings together a diverse array of experts to engage in exchanges on topics that have significance at the global level. The 2023 Policy Debate brought together experts from various academic backgrounds at both the national and international level, to address the most pressing items on the policy agenda of the cultural field today, especially in terms of the technological advancements affecting it.
The session particularly discussed the significance of culture within governance today, the role of culture in our modern societies at large, questions of freedom of speech and the mega trends currently shaping the world. Between considerations on the strategies to deal with the loss of trust towards decisionmakers and the acknowledgement of the structural role that culture needs to play in sustainability-related policies, the Debate offered participants an overview over the biggest policy questions today, unveiling the role that new technologies will increasingly play.