Contract research

Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy (IFCD)

The Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy (IFCD) is a tool for assessing and optimising cultural policies on the basis of reliable, comparative data and for examining links between culture and democracy within and among Council of Europe member States. The IFCD collects data on culture and democracy starting with a set of dimensions, or analytical lenses, for each domain, further broken down into components, each comprising a number of indicators that currently summarise more than 170 variables on 37 Council of Europe member States. The IFCD was formed following the decision by the 2013 Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Culture on "Governance of Culture – Promoting Access to Culture" to do more targeted work focusing on indicators of the impact of cultural activities on democracy. [more]


June 2014 - December 2017


Project lead

Faculty and researchers

  • Regina List, Managing Editor of the Governance Report