Ragnar Siil selected as Cultural Policy Actor of the month

08. jaanuar, 2014

ragnarsiil veebRagnar Siis was selected as Cultural Policy Actor of the month by Council of Europe and ERICarts. Ragnar currently works as independent cultural policy and creative industries consultant and represents Estonia at the international creative industries working groups.  Ragnar Siil worked at the Estonian Ministry of Culture from 2005 and from 2011 until 2013 as Undersecretary of State for the Arts. In his position he was responsible for drafting the new cultural policy until 2020 and he has been the main architect of the creative industries policy in Estonia since 2006.

Ragnar Siil has been a member of the European Union expert group on cultural and creative sectors (open method of coordination working group) since 2008 and from 2011 he has been chairing (and currently co-chairing with Kimmo Aulake from Finland) the expert group, which consists of 27 Member States and which has prepared a policy handbook on strategic use of EU Structural Funds for developing CCS and report on internationalisation and export strategies for CCS. Ragnar is also a member of the European Creative Industries Alliance’s Policy Learning Platform and has advised several candidate cities for the European Capital of Culture title. He has been involved in creative industries development initiatives in Latvia, Slovakia, Macedonia, Croatia, China, Czech Republic, Mongolia, Georgia, Iceland, Russia and many other countries.

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