The overall goal of the REACTIK project is to broaden the field of European integration studies by incorporating the domain of European Cultural Diplomacy (ECD) and European Culture Policy (ECP) in the research and activities of European Study Centers and Academies for Art and Design. The project will develop an inter-regional, collaborative academic space to enhance the study of ECD and ECP. The developments in European culture policy in recent years, and after publishing the joint declaration on EU strategy for international cultural relations in 2016 in particular (JOIN/2016/029 final), have set the stage for exploring European integration studies from a further social and economic perspective- that of culture policy and practice.
Culture and culture policy have always been perceived as a significant national socialization instrument through which countries and nations shape their collective memory, sense of belonging to bring to better social cohesion. From a European perspective, culture plays a