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2023 Cultural Deal for Europe policy conversation: Culture is the new energy for Europe Back

2023 Cultural Deal for Europe policy conversation: Culture is the new energy for Europe

22 Feb 2023

The European Parliament elections 2024 are approaching, preceded in 2023 by the mid-term review of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), which might add extra resources to the EU’s budget for the second half of the financial cycle to tackle the era of polycrisis.

Culture needs to be at the core of both debates, and strategically associated in the collective effort ahead of the major democratic exercise in Europe. We believe culture is a fundamental value for democracy and that it is our duty to imagine the future place and role of culture and cultural heritage in Europe.

The Cultural Deal for Europe campaign – by Culture Action Europe, European Cultural Foundation and Europa Nostra – presents eight proposals to put culture centre stage in EU’s policies.

On February 28, we will discuss these with the members of the European Parliament representing various political groups. You are invited to attend this conversation online and take part in an open and democratic conversation between the European policy-makers and the cultural ecosystem.

To attend the webinar, please register below. There are limited spaces for the webinar, so be quick to register.

The deadline to register is 27 February at 3 pm CET.

Event Programme:

14:15 – 14:55
Arrival of participants at BOZAR, Room “Ter Arken”. No entry after 15.00.

15.00 – 15.05
Opening by moderator Katy Lee, journalist, the Europeans podcast, introducing the poet/artistic reporter Amber Setta

15:05 – 15:20
Welcoming words and introduction by the three partners – Lars Ebert, Secretary General of Culture Action Europe, André Wilkens, Director the European Cultural Foundation, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra

15:20 – 16:25
Moderated Town Hall discussion with MEPs, Q&A from online and offline audiences.

MEP Alexis Georgoulis (The Left) MEP Marcos Ros Sempere (S&D)

16:25 – 16:50   Keynote address by Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Promotion of the European Way of Life

16.50 – 17.00     Closing remarks by MEP Sabine Verheyen, Chair of the CULT Committee of the European Parliament

17:00 – 17:10  Artistic reporting by poet Amber Setta

17:10 – 17:15 Wrap up by moderator Katy Lee

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