A Cultural Deal for Europe – A central place for culture in the EU’s post-pandemic future
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET
A Cultural Deal for Europe: A central place for culture in the EU’s post-pandemic future
With opening remarks by European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and the European Parliament CULT Chair Sabine Verheyen, the second “La Rentrée” event took place online on 18 November 2020 3 pm – 5 pm CET. It was organised by Culture Action Europe (CAE), European Cultural Foundation, and Europa Nostra, founder and coordinator of the European Heritage Alliance.
This year’s debate asked critical questions about culture in Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of Europe.
The online debate reflected on critical questions about the role of culture for Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and, more widely, for the future of Europe, involving the European Commissioner in charge of Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel, the European Parliament CULT Committee Chair Sabine Verheyen, the French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune, as well as other MEPs, representatives of Member States and of other European institutions, as well as a broad range of stakeholders and civil society actors. A video contribution by the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli opened the meeting, and the conclusions were made by the President of the Committee of the Regions Apostolos Tzitzikostas.
The debate was moderated by Dharmendra Kanani (Friends of Europe).
Visual storytelling was provided by the artist Menah (Marleen Wellen).
The online debate was organised around three key thematic chapters:
Chapter 1: “Culture as a driving force for Europe’s recovery”
Chapter 2: “Philanthropy as a contributor to the Cultural Deal for Europe”
Chapter 3: “Culture and cultural heritage for the Future of Europe”
After each chapter, the audience had the chance to take part in an online discussion with policymakers and various stakeholders from cultural, creative and heritage sectors, foundations and civil society.
15h00 Introduction by moderator Dharmendra Kanani (Friends of Europe) Opening message by EP President David Sassoli (video)
15h05 A Cultural Deal as an opportunity to create a tangible multiannual perspective for strong cultural dimension and policies at EU level. Building the understanding of the vital role of culture for Europe.
15h10 Chapter 1: “Culture as a driving force for the recovery of Europe”
MEP Sabine Verheyen, Chair CULT Committee
Tere Badia Secretary General, Culture Action Europe
Moderated Q&A Discussion (15’)
15h42 Chapter 2: “Philanthropy as a part of the Cultural Deal for Europe”
Philanthropic sector’s contribution to Arts & Culture in Europe is significant and goes beyond the financial support. Exploring new models for public-philanthropic partnership for culture in Europe, could leverage resources and create new opportunities
Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for innovation, research, culture, innovation and youth
André Wilkens, Director, European Cultural Foundation
Moderated Q&A Discussion (15’)
16h15 Chapter 3: “Culture for the Future of Europe”
Culture has a crucial role to play for the EU’s recovery and cohesion. Voices of culture, creative sectors and cultural heritage must have a key place in the Conference of the Future of Europe.
Clément Beaune, French Secretary of State for European Affairs (video message)
Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, Secretary General, Europa Nostra
Apostolos Tzitzikostas, President of the European Committee of the Regions
Moderated discussion (Q&A) (15’)
16h50 Conclusions by moderator and final words by MEP Sabine Verheyen and the organisers.
17h00 End of the debate
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