The work of the Cultural Base Platform has been organised into three phases: reviewing relevant academic and policy debates; consulting with stakeholders; engaging in constructive dialogue with a view of identifying new topics and concerns that have hitherto been neglected in dominant policy approaches.
The Cultural Base project has highlighted a positive trend in research, policy, and practice dealing with issues of memory, identity, and creativity: there is an increasing concern about inclusiveness and self-reflexivity. Dominant cultural narratives are questioned at the local, national, and European levels. The economistic paradigm on cultural creativity and cultural expression is also questioned.
CulturalBase has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.