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Forthcoming Cultural Bonus for Spanish Youth: it’s objectives and limitations

Coming June, young Spaniards who turn 18 this year will benefit from a cultural bonus with a value of €400. Back in March, the Council of Ministers approved the Royal Decree 210/2022 that established the conditions under which this Young Cultural Bonus can take effect, an undertaking for which the General State Budget has reserved a budget of 210 million

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Town twinning:  municipalism toward cultural openness

The INVENT project is analysing the general trend towards more cosmopolitan values ​​and tastes that affect cultural consumption and favour greater cultural openness. In this blog, we delve into the phenomenon of ‘twinning’ between cities or municipalities. The practice was born in Europe after the Second World War in order to create links between different European cities or towns with

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Have you heard of ‘booktowns’? A new literary initiative in the town of Calonge, Spain receives funding

During the Covid-19 pandemic many Europeans have (re)discovered a passion for reading books. When presented with an array of items and asked whether these “belonged to culture”,  80% of Europeans in the INVENT survey voiced that they regarded ‘literature’ as definitely belonging to culture. It is not surprising therefore that ‘access to public libraries’ and ‘being able to attend literary

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What does culture mean to you?

Exploratory study among Spanish citizens by Jinju Kim and Jordi López Jinju Kim and Jordi López from the Spanish INVENT team conducted an exploratory study about the meaning of culture in Spain between 27th May 2020 and 4th July 2020 in Catalan and Spanish languages. It asked Spaniards “What comes to mind first when you think of the word culture?

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Social inequalities in cultural participation

Drawing on Eurobarometer data, Guiseppe Lamberti and Jordi López of the Spanish INVENT team compared the cultural participation of Europeans in 28 countries (EU 28) in 2007 with 2013 to analyze the effect of the economic crisis on the evolution of social inequalities in cultural participation. For both periods, the researchers considered to what extent people participated in a wide

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