The Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe contains a comprehensive web-based survey of cultural policies in European countries and Canada. Initiated by the Council of Europe in 1998, it presently covers cultural policies of 42 countries. In the long run all 48 member states which participate in the European Cultural Convention should be included. The updating of the Compendium is an ongoing process. Targeted to a broad audience of policy makers and managers of cultural institutions, researchers and students, the Compendium offers ample possibilities to conduct comparative policy research and analysis.