The Empirical Measurement of Cultural Sustainability in Serbia

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There are many contemporary economic and technological changes that open a variety of possibilities for creation and innovation as well as the promotion and enriching of creativity in sustainable human development. During the last decade, Serbia was exposed to wars and economic sanction. Political changes, which culminated in October 2000, have laid the foundations for making a clean break with the past decade of economic decline. In spite of new political and economic vision, Serbia continued to face lot political and economic changes. Those changes have a different influence on cultural vitality as well as cultural sustainability in Serbia. The paper will analyzing cultural sustainability by using Cultural Sustainability Index in monitoring and measuring cultural vitality trends and progress in Serbia in the period of 2001-2007. The CSI is designed as empirical measure for monitoring cultural sustainability and mapping key points and indicators which could be relevant for national policy making. The CSI which will be use in the paper is an overall indicator of cultural sustainability. It will provide a composite measure of 3 key dimensions of cultural sustainability: presence of opportunities for cultural participation, participation in arts and cultural activity and support for arts and cultural activity.


Keywords: Cultural Sustainability Index, Cultural Vitality, Cultural Sector
Stream: Cultural Sustainability
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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Hristina Mikic

Lecturer, Higher School for Business Study, Novi Sad
Novi Sad, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro

Ms Mikic was born in Belgrade on 19 July 1975. In 2000 she graduated at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade-Bachelor of General Economics and Theory. In 2004 she completed her post graduation studies, section: Fiscal Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade (thesis title: Financing culture:comparative analisys)–MA in Economics. She worked for: Association for development and promotion of culture, Ministry of culture of The Republic of Serbia, Swiss Cultural Programme Serbia and Montenegro, Pro Helvetia, Belgrade and Higher School for Business Study in Novi Sad.
Author/Co-author of books: Media Economics, Creative industries in Serbia-basic facts and recommendations,Financial strategy and tax planning, BizPlan- Business planning in culture.

Research filed: cultural policy, fiscal policy, cultural and media economics

Ref: S08P0132