A university research team will conduct a study on the short and medium term impact of the pandemic crisis on the cultural and creative sectors within the EU and in third countries
SIENA. The University of Siena is partner of the new Platform for Cultural Relations (CRP), a project funded by the European Union in order to support Europe in its international cultural relations. The platform’s activities range from supporting European institutions in the development of cooperation policies in the cultural and creative sector to strengthening the community of professionals in the sector through training and exchanges.
The CRP is a consortium, coordinated by the Goethe-Institut Brussels, and sees the participation of the Siena University together with the European Cultural Foundation (NL), and the IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts (BE).
It has a global geographical coverage with particular attention to the western Balkans, the 10 strategic partners of the EU – Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the United States of America – and to the neighboring countries of the EU, the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe.
In response to the health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic, the platform will dedicate a line of research to studying the consequences of the crisis for international cultural cooperation. The research activities will be supervised by the University of Siena, as partner of the consortium. Furthermore, a research team from the University of Siena, coordinated by Professor Pierangelo Isernia, professor of the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences, will conduct a study on the short and medium term impact of the pandemic crisis on the cultural and creative sectors within EU and other countries.