At the beginning of 2017 Nancy Duxbury, Anita Kangas and Christiaan De Beukelaer, cultural policy experts, published the study “Cultural Policies for Sustainable Development: Four Strategic Paths”. This year, the authors have reviewed the study in order to emphasise the urgency of a transition towards a more sustainable society and the contribution that culture can make to this process.

For several years, the cultural sector has worked persistently to place culture as a pillar of sustainable development, and this is a topic of reflection that is present in cultural and socio-political debates. In view of this, the authors propose a critical look at the positive perspective with which the sector has taken up the challenge and they suggest four “strategic paths” or roles for greater responsibility and active participation by cultural professionals and artists.

Due to the urgency of this issue and against the background of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the European Network on Cultural Management and Policy (ENCATC) annual conference, the editor will provide free access to the document until the end of October 2019.

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