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

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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, they will discuss these with the members of the European Parliament representing various political groups. Attendees will be representatives from the sector including European cultural networks like On the Move.