Düsseldorf: 2015–2017 Cultural Development Planning (Kulturentwicklungsplanung)

Cultural Affairs Office of Düsseldorf, capital of North Rhine-Westphalia
Society for Cultural Affairs (Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e.V.)
Institute for Cultural Policy (Institut für Kulturpolitik)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Developing longer-term governance guidelines to underpin robust cultural infrastructure that promotes diversity of cultural expression in cities with due consideration to demographic and digital change; implementing global Sustainable Development Goals at the local level

Target groups:
City society and administration; stakeholders funding, creating and/or interested in cultural content

Expected results:
* Safeguarding, strengthening and expanding diverse cultural content
* Setting objectives and concrete measures of municipal cultural policy for the coming years and creating planning certainty for cultural actors
* Signposting the inclusion of cultural policy in city-wide planning and urban development
* Identifying and protecting the public's cultural interests
* Promoting the transcultural openness of city society
* Establishing and transmitting cities' image as cultural sites across Germany and internationally
* Bringing the activities of city administrations into line with the vision of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Coordination office for implementing Cultural Development Planning set up on a permanent basis; Arts Council (Rat der Kunste) founded; process implemented to develop up-to-date and transparent funding guidelines; final report made available online: https://www.netzwerk-kulturberatung.de/content/1-ueber/1-dr-patrick-s-fo...

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
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