International Network on Cultural Policy (INCP)
The International Network on Cultural Policy (INCP) is an informal, international venue where national ministers responsible for culture can explore and exchange views on new and emerging cultural policy issues and where they are able to develop strategies to promote cultural diversity.
The INCP aims to strengthen cultural policies so that governments, together with civil society, can create an international environment that values diversity, creativity, accessibility and freedom by
- offering a means through which countries can share their expertise, exchange views and information and strengthen domestic and international partnerships
- raising awareness of the importance of cultural diversity and identity to social and economic development
- demonstrating the links between national cultural objectives and international development
- advancing dialogue on cultural policy issues by ensuring that culture is "on the table" in international, national and local fora