This section presents brief profiles of the cultural policy curricula thought at the universities participating in the CPEG initiative:
Estonian Academy of Music, Jagiellonian University, Latvian Academy of Culture, Sofia University, University of Arts in Belgrade, Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts


University of Arts in Belgrade
Name of the Department/Programme/Course: Cultural policy courses are offered by two different study programmes of the University of Arts:
1. Cultural policy is one of the core courses of the MA Study Programme in Management in Culture and Cultural Policy in the Balkans.
Duration: 2 years
2. Cultural Policy is a main subject during the second year of the BA Study Programme in Management in Culture at the Department for Management and Production in Theatre, Radio and Culture.
Duration: 4 years


1.Outline of the course offered by the MA programme.
The lectures are interactive, organised in three consistent parts and given by professors from France, Croatia and Serbia.

This course aims to give students the knowledge and skills to understand cultural policy models and instruments.
Expected results
Developed practical skills and competencies for taking active role in decision-making, and for achieving impact on processes of designing national, regional and local cultural policies.

Students participate in a long-term strategic research named ‘Cultural policies of South East European countries - methodology for a comparative analysis’. According to the syllabus of the course students have to do interviews with the ministers of culture (national, regional level, or responsible city authorities) and with the directors of national cultural institutions.

Part I
 Understanding and Designing cultural policy
Topics to be discussed:
 Public policy definitions
 Cultural policy: study - analysis - action
 Workshop 1: presentation of the book: ‘Writing Effective Public Policy Papers’, Local Government Public service Reform Initiative, OSI, Budapest,
 The role of research institutes and think tanks
 The role of policy papers in the policy-making process
 About research ‘Cultural policies of South East European countries / methodology for a comparative analysis’
 About interviewing, Instruction for interviews

Part II
 Definitions of the term ‘cultural policy’
 Exploration of European models of cultural policy:
 Instruments and models (planning, regulation & financing)
 Levels of operating
 Subjects of Cultural Policy
 Economics of Cultural Policy
 Fields of Cultural Policy

Part III
 Political system and public policies in France and several European countries – State – centralised state, federal state, and regions – building the European Union.
 History of cultural policies in France – French model of cultural policy: State, territorial units and decentralisation – professions – democratisation and cultural democracy.
 Comparative approaches of cultural policy in the European Union– professions and professionalisation of cultural policy.
 Dominating debates around culture: Public and private support of culture – exception and cultural diversity.
 Lectures, presentations, workshops, research and interviews, debates.

Exam requirements and mode:
Part I: Exams consist of three parts: test, essay and interview
Part II: Written essay
Part III: Test

2. Outline of the course offered by the BA programme
I Module:
 Cultural Policy Theory:
 Management in culture and cultural policy
 Tasks of cultural policy – its sense and purpose within public policies
 Policy conceptualisation – phases of development of cultural policy
 Thesaurus – key terms of cultural policy
 Models of cultural policy
 Instruments of cultural policy

II module:
 History of cultural policy:
 From Antique Greece to the Russian revolution
 20th century Europe
 Cultural Policy of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia
 Malraux model of French cultural policy
 Jacques Lang model of cultural policy

III module:
 Contemporary Cultural Policies:
 State Models
 Para-State Models
 Liberal models
 Transition models
 Models of countries in development

IV module:
 Cultural policies in Serbia:
 City and municipal level of cultural policy
 State level of cultural policy

V module:
 ‘Policy Studies’ & ‘Policy Analysis’:
 ‘Policy Studies’ (understanding the of process ‘policy making’) & ‘policy analysis’ (designing actual cultural policy)
 Cultural Policy Cycle: defining of problems, solutions, recommendations, adoption, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation

VI module:
 Cultural Policy Research:
 Methods of research in cultural policy
 Documentary base for the research – statistical analysis
 Applied and action research
 Documentary base for comparative research – the ‘Compendium’

VII module:
 Evaluation of cultural policies:
 Parameters and criteria
 Indicators
 Monitoring the implementation

VIII module:
 Strategic Approaches to Cultural Policy Making:
 How to develop a strategic plan for the city, region and state
 How to create conditions for participatory policy making
 Main strategies of cultural policy: intersector approach, cultural diversity, decentralization, de-etatisation, privatisation etc.

IX module:
 Raising Public Awareness:
 Transparency in decision-making
 Public events
 Public dialogues
 Partnership in policy making
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