Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) (2018): Culture and Local Development: Maximising the Impact - Guide for Local Governments, Communities and Museums. The Guide provides a roadmap for local governments, communities, and museums on how to define together a local development agenda that promotes a more sustainable future by mobilising the transformative power of culture. Culture is increasingly high on the agenda of OECD cities and regions, both in its own right and as part of inclusive growth efforts. The OECD has been working for several years on producing data and evidence on the linkages between culture and local development, job creation, tourism and social inclusion. This work seeks to help policymakers, both at the local and national level, to design local development strategies that leverage culture and target public investments effectively.
Culture Action Europe and Agenda 21 for Culture – UCLG (2016): Culture, Cities and Identity in Europe. This study was carried out by Culture Action Europe and Agenda 21 for Culture – UCLG following a call for tenders launched by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The study addresses political decision makers, professionals in urban administration and planning and cultural players alike, aiming to provide both a qualitative and quantitative analysis of findings highlighting culture, cities and identity in Europe. It also addresses those involved in the wider process of bringing democratic debate and governance to communities. Following the framework proposed by the EESC, it starts with a thorough overview of the facts and figures surrounding the economic contribution of culture in its broad definition. It is then split into four topic areas, which will be examined separately, all the while highlighting unavoidable overlaps and following connections, providing an overview of studies and European good-practice examples.
For several few years the Best in Heritage conference, which usually takes place at the end of September in Croatia was accompanied by a publication. In 2015 28 projects that were recognised for their work in the cultural heritage are introduced in the publication "Best in Heritage: Projects of Influence (14th Edition)". The projects deal with museums and their outreach into their regions or the development and implementation of a renovation plan, among them are projects from Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Italy and Belgium. The publication and conference were made possible in partnership with Europa Nostra, the support of Creative Europe and the ICOM Endowment Fund.
This guide was published in 2014 and introduces different EU funding programmes running from 2014-2020 and ways in which they can be used in the tourism sector. The introduced programmes range from "LIFE", which is mainly focusing on environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU, to the Regional Development Fund, which is one of the five "European Structural and Investment Funds". In an easy-to-follow structure each programme is first introduced and it's applicability in the tourism sector is explained. It also answers the questions on eligibility, the type and level of funding as well as the application process itself. Lastly, successful examples are given. Although it is aimed at the tourism sector the handbook offers general rules that apply to anyone aiming to apply for EU funding programmes, especially in the cultural sector.
The Role of Museums in Cultural and Heritage Tourism for Sustainable Economy in Developing Countries - Author: Kamani Perera, a Librarian from the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka.
The Role of Museums Cluster in Cultural Tourism Industry - (2008) An INTERCOM Conference Paper by Chieh-Ching Tien