History of ICCPR


The main function of ICCPR (The International Conference on Cultural Policy Research) is to promote, in association with the International Journal of Cultural Policy, a biennial research conference of high academic standards in different parts of the world. The conference provides an opportunity for researchers to present papers that reflect on cultural policy from any relevant discipline, provided they make an original academic contribution to the field.

The First International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 1999) was held in Bergen, Norway on November 10th – 12th 1999. The main goal of the conference was to establish a more stable international network for researchers within the field of Cultural Policy Research, and to secure the continuity of the network by introducing a biennial conference to be held in different parts of the world. The initiative to organise the ICCPR 1999 was taken by an international group of researchers in cooperation with the International Journal of Cultural Policy. About 140 researchers from 17 countries attended the conference. 60 papers (of 110 abstracts submitted) were presented. A selection of papers was subsequently published in the International Journal of Cultural Policy (Vol. 7, No 1 and Vol. 7, No 2).

The Second International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2002) took place in Wellington, New Zealand, 23th – 26th January 2002. 192 researchers attended the conference. More than 100 papers were presented. A selection of papers was subsequently published in the International Journal of Cultural Policy (Vol. 8, No 2 and Vol. 9, No 1).

The Third International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2004) was held in Montreal, Canada, 25th – 28th August 2004. About 115 researchers attended the conference; about 60 papers were presented. A selection of papers from the conference was published in the International Journal of Cultural Policy (Vol. 11, No 2). Additional information about the ICCPR 2004 is available on: http://neumann.hec.ca/iccpr/

The Fourth International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2006) took place in Vienna, 12th – 16th July, 2006. About 400 researchers from 52 countries attended the conference. 195 papers were presented. A selection of papers was published in the International Journal of Cultural policy (Vol. 13, No 2 and
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The Fifth International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2008) took place in Istanbul, 20th – 24th August, 2008. About 250 researchers from more than 40 countries attended the conference. 110 papers were presented. Additional information about ICCPR 2008 is available on: http://iccpr2008.yeditepe.edu.tr/index.html

The Sixth International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2010) took place in Jyväskylä, Finland, 24 - 27 August, 2010. About 250 researchers attended the conference, and 170 papers were presented. Additional information about ICCPR 2010 is available on: https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/iccpr2010