Open Letter: European Democracy Action Plan
The open letter on the European Democracy Action Plan and freedom of artistic expression is submitted in response to the public consultation launched by the European Commission on the European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP). We – signatories – call on the EU to take positive action to monitor and promote freedom of expression in all its forms and submit the following recommendations:
- Explicitly recognize freedom of expression in all its forms.
- Develop appropriate instruments at EU level whereby artistic freedom can be monitored and assessed as one of the legitimate indicators of democratic and cultural health.
- Foresee a facility through which artists can report violations of their fundamental rights and access support for their legal assistance and relocation.
- Establish an EU mechanism on democracy, the rule of law, and fundamental rights, including artistic freedom.
Read the complete letter here.