Joint appeal by Culture Action Europe, the European Cultural Foundation and Europa Nostra
Culture Action Europe, alongside partners from the European Cultural Foundation and Europa Nostra have addressed the sitting and hopeful Members of the European Parliament and the European political parties, with a new joint appeal. Ahead of the European elections scheduled on 6-9 June 2024, the initiators of A Cultural Deal for Europe, together with thousands of supporters across EU Member States, ask for a response to their call to action and to include a strong cultural dimension in political programmes and electoral campaign trails.
Culture, creativity and cultural heritage are Europe’s unique features that underpin European values... We call for culture to be explicitly included in the electoral manifestoes and platforms of parties and political groups in the run up to the 2024 elections. Culture must hold a central place in pre-election debates to help bring Europeans together rather than driving them further apart.
You can read the appeal by Culture Action Europe and its partners here (PDF, 16.10.2023).
More information also on the website of the European Cultural Foundation.
The proposed Cultural Deal for Europe aims to mainstream culture across all policy fields to fully realise its potential: from the green transition to Europe’s geopolitical ambition, and from the digital shift to a value-driven Union.