ERDF, culture, Spain

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The European Commission asked the European Network of Experts on Culture (EENC) to write critical analysis on the use of structural funds for cultural programmes. The aim was to analyse the use of these funds in 2007-2013 and to provide ideas for 2014-2020. Several member states were analysed: Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.

I wrote the report on Spain.

- The results for 2007-2013 show the lack of a holistic vision, the absence of a coherent strategy and the very low impact of the funds.

- The ideas for 2014-2020 are based on the framework of wearemore, and suggest that the structural funds for Spain are defined on a participatory way manera and implemented coherently and strategically, with specific programmes.

You can download and read the full report (38 pages, in English) here.