Cultural policies in Europe: a compendium of basic facts and trends is a web-based and permanently updated information and monitoring system of national cultural policies in Europe. It is a long term project which aims to include all 48 member states co-operating within the context of the European Cultural Convention.

This transnational project was initiated by the Steering Committee for Culture of the Council of Europe and has been running as a joint venture with the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts) since 1998. It is realised in partnership with a “community of practice” comprised of independent cultural policy researchers, NGOs and and national governments.

The Compendium is targetted to a broad audience of policy makers and administrators, arts institutions and networks, researchers and documentation professionals, journalists and students. The information and statistics presented online can help to inform their decision-making processes, to conduct comparative research and analyses or to maintain data collections.

The country profile of Spain was coordinated and edited by Jaime Otero, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute, from an agreement with the Ministry of Culture and contributions by:

Santiago Alvarez, Universidad de Oviedo
Lluís Bonet, Universidad de Barcelona
Víctor Fernández Blanco, Universidad de Oviedo
Xavier Fina, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Rubén Gutiérrez, Fundación Autor
Cristina Martín, Fundación Autor
Emmanuel Negrier, Universidad de Montpellier
Jesús Prieto, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Pau Rausell, Universidad de Valencia
Ana Villaroya, Universidad de Barcelona
Juan Prieto, Universidad de Oviedo

Other country profiles:
Council of Europa (cultura):