Advanced search
1 file | 1.86 MB Add to list

EU’s civil society bias in the neighbourhood : a case study on culture

Author
Organization
Abstract
This article attempts to analyse the European Union's (EU) financial and technical support to cultural actors in EU Neighbourhood countries. In particular, it enquires whether the boundaries of what cultural sector means for the EU are based on a Eurocentric understanding of civil society or rather on a more inclusive definition mediated with partner countries' societies. The work hypothesises that the EU tends to support cultural civil society organisations on the basis of their closeness to European standards, norms and values. Findings highlight a mixed picture. On the one hand. a Eurocentric understanding of civil society tends to prevail in EU discourses and is enforced by technical means addressing the status and capacity of the organisations involved, with some exceptions. On the other hand, the EU does not seem to impose strong prerequisites concerning the agenda of organisations and aims to be as inclusive as possible.
Keywords
EU international cultural relations, Cultural diplomacy, European Neighbourhood policy, Civil society, Culture

Downloads

  • 5144-eus-civil-society-bias-in-the-neighbourhood.pdf
    • full text (Published version)
    • |
    • open access
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 1.86 MB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

MLA
Valenza, Domenico, and Riccardo Trobbiani. “EU’s Civil Society Bias in the Neighbourhood : A Case Study on Culture.” ENCATC JOURNAL OF CULTURAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY, vol. 9, no. 2, 2019, pp. 31–46.
APA
Valenza, D., & Trobbiani, R. (2019). EU’s civil society bias in the neighbourhood : a case study on culture. ENCATC JOURNAL OF CULTURAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY, 9(2), 31–46.
Chicago author-date
Valenza, Domenico, and Riccardo Trobbiani. 2019. “EU’s Civil Society Bias in the Neighbourhood : A Case Study on Culture.” ENCATC JOURNAL OF CULTURAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY 9 (2): 31–46.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Valenza, Domenico, and Riccardo Trobbiani. 2019. “EU’s Civil Society Bias in the Neighbourhood : A Case Study on Culture.” ENCATC JOURNAL OF CULTURAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY 9 (2): 31–46.
Vancouver
1.
Valenza D, Trobbiani R. EU’s civil society bias in the neighbourhood : a case study on culture. ENCATC JOURNAL OF CULTURAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY. 2019;9(2):31–46.
IEEE
[1]
D. Valenza and R. Trobbiani, “EU’s civil society bias in the neighbourhood : a case study on culture,” ENCATC JOURNAL OF CULTURAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 31–46, 2019.
@article{8653476,
  abstract     = {This article attempts to analyse the European Union's (EU) financial and technical support to cultural actors in EU Neighbourhood countries. In particular, it enquires whether the boundaries of what cultural sector means for the EU are based on a Eurocentric understanding of civil society or rather on a more inclusive definition mediated with partner countries' societies. The work hypothesises that the EU tends to support cultural civil society organisations on the basis of their closeness to European standards, norms and values. Findings highlight a mixed picture. On the one hand. a Eurocentric understanding of civil society tends to prevail in EU discourses and is enforced by technical means addressing the status and capacity of the organisations involved, with some exceptions. On the other hand, the EU does not seem to impose strong prerequisites concerning the agenda of organisations and aims to be as inclusive as possible.},
  author       = {Valenza, Domenico and Trobbiani, Riccardo},
  issn         = {2224-2554},
  journal      = {ENCATC JOURNAL OF CULTURAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY},
  keywords     = {EU international cultural relations,Cultural diplomacy,European Neighbourhood policy,Civil society,Culture},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {31--46},
  title        = {EU’s civil society bias in the neighbourhood : a case study on culture},
  url          = {https://www.encatc.org/media/5144-eus-civil-society-bias-in-the-neighbourhood.pdf},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2019},
}