Cultural networks

The activity of the ICC is based on cooperation with foreign partners – organisations, institutions, researchers and specialists. Through its membership in cultural networks and international organisations, the ICC participates in the development of international regulations in various areas of culture and in the debate on the fundamental issues relating to heritage and its preservation, and also monitors the ever growing body of research work and projects completed by cultural organisations and institutions. The ICC is a member of:
  • Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures
  • European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres
  • Culture Action Europe (formerly EFAH)
  • Europa Nostra
  • CULTURELINK – Network of Networks for Research and Co-operation in Cultural Development
  • RIHA – International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art
  • CIHA - Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art.

The ICC has signed cooperation agreements with the EU Institute in Japan, which is an association of four Japanese universities, and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).

Anna Lindh Euromediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures

The Foundation was formed on the initiative of the European Commission and the EUROMED Committee (Euro-Mediterranean Partnership) as part of the so called Barcelona Process, which was initiated during the EU Foreign Ministers’ Conference in Barcelona in November 1995. The Barcelona Declaration which was signed then sets forth the primary objectives of the Barcelona Process, namely: economic, political and cultural integration of the European Union countries with the Mediterranean countries

AHICE (Art and Heritage in Central Europe)

Art and Heritage in Central Europe (AHICE) is a Central European website focusing on art and heritage launched by the ICC, comprising almost 200 partners in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. The website operates as a large database of exhibitions and conferences organised in Central Europe, as well as publications on the art and heritage of the region. It targets specialists, museum workers, and tourists: enthusiasts of art, culture and heritage. Its operating language is English.

Europa Nostra

Europa Nostra is a pan-European federation of organisations and institutions in the field of cultural and environmental heritage preservation. It represents at the European level some 250 non-governmental organisations, 150 associate organisations and 1500 individual members from more than 50 countries. Together, they provide a network for dialogue and debate, celebrate the best heritage achievements; campaign against threats to vulnerable heritage buildings, sites and landscapes, and lobby for sustainable policies and high quality standards with regard to heritage.

European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres (ENCATC)

ENCATC is a European network gathering together higher educational institutions and training organizations dealing with cultural management education and training. Its main focus includes exchange of experience, carrying out common projects, promotion of mobility and research and improve education standards.

Culture Action Europe (former EFAH)

Culture Action Europe is a European advocacy and lobby network promoting the role of culture in the European Union. Its main goal is to influence European policies for more and better access to culture across the continent. It provides customized information and analysis of cultural policies, promotes exchange of information and opinions (to create common positions at the European level), organizes meetings and conferences, represents cultural sector at the European level.

CULTURELINK – Network of Networks for Research and Co-operation in Cultural Development

Established by UNESCO and the Council of Europe in 1989 the Culturelink is platform for research in the field of culture development, cultural policies and international cultural cooperation.

RIHA – International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art

The purpose of RIHA, is to promote education and research in art history and related disciplines, to intensify cooperation between the institutes by facilitating the flow of information on scientific and administrative activities as well as the exchange of research findings, and to encourage the institutes to undertake joint projects.

CIHA - Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art

As its aims CIHA has the intensification of cooperation and fostering permanent links between art historians from all countries as well as the exchange of experience, research results and information on events and publications important for art history.
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