Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits according to this European report.
The right of all children to participate in creative and cultural activity, as part of their educational experience, so clearly set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is no longer in question. The role that creative and cultural learning can play in encouraging innovative, creative and competitive economies has also been argued. Current economic turmoil has made the need for creative thinking and imaginative solutions even more pressing. As recent EU initiatives have made clear, there is a global need for “New Skills for New Jobs”.
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