EU Cultural Policy: How to …

Participants in this workshop will gain insights into the shifts in EU cultural policy. They will also develop a foundation for their own analyses of European cultural policy. In different sessions, they will have an overview of culture in the long history of the post-war European movement. The workshop is helpful to researchers in the humanities and social sciences who want to understand the mechanisms of cultural production in Europe and the political decision-making that determine them. Morning sessions are open to any interested researcher (including graduate students, independent scholars, and junior and senior faculty).  Attendance in the afternoon session will be reserved for U.S-based graduate students and early-stage researchers* who enroll in the full day workshop. Upon completion of all sessions, qualified participants will receive a $200 stipend. 

Foundations and Contexts (open to all)
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Historical Overview of EU Policy
Randall Halle
University of Pittsburgh
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Cultural Policy Analysis and Criticism
A conversation with

Eleonora Belfiore
Loughborough University
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Publishing Cultural Policy Studies
A conversation with

Oliver Bennett
International Journal of Cultural Policy
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


  • Anyone May Register for One or More of the Above Sessions.


Practical Applications (limited to U.S.-based graduate students and early-stage researchers*)
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Institutions and Mechanisms of European Cultural Policy
Randall Halle
University of Pittsburgh
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: **Note:  The afternoon workshop/full day workshop has reached capacity.  Registration is still open for the morning sessions.**

  • Open only to U.S.-based graduate students and early-stage researchers (*no more than six years post completion of doctoral program). U.S. citizens or residents abroad may be eligible. To determine eligibility, contact Allyson Delnore.
  • Registration for the afternoon session limited to those participating in the full- day workshop.
  • Upon completion of all sessions, qualified participants will receive a $200 stipend.
  • All registered participants for the full-day workshop will receive a credit with Grubhub for lunch during the workshop (Grubhub credit available within the U.S. only)


Register soon as spaces are likely to fill up quickly for the full day event.

Co-sponsored by the Critical European Culture Studies Program and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Pitt.