EMA and PASCAL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a framework for future cooperation in the cultural heritage field with a special attention to museums, heritage education, lifelong learning and culture as a factor of social development. While EMA is mainly a European organization, PASCAL has worldwide projection and an articulated presence accross the globe.
EMA is very glad for the signing of such an agreement of cooperation and looks forward to starting this new partnership !
The PASCAL International Observatory helps decision-makers design and implement balanced regional development strategies which contribute to economic development, social equity and environmental sustainability. PASCAL was founded in 2002 to extend the path-finding work on learning regions and cities inaugurated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which illustrated the benefits of appropriate strategies of public governance. PASCAL is a global alliance of decision-makers, academic entrepreneurs, researchers, policy analysts and practitioners drawn from government, higher education, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector. PASCAL mobilises and joins the knowledge held by universities, regions and partner organizations to benefit society. PASCAL reflects the values, commitments and skills of regionally engaged, trans-disciplinary experts who see the importance of place, social cohesion and lifelong learning. PASCAL is a learning organization, self-critical and forward-looking, preparing to address global and local problems for which existing knowledge is inadequate.
PASCAL = Place And Social Capital And Learning