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Statement on the European Commission’s Communication “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture”

22 November 2017

On the 17 November 2017, at the occasion of the informal meeting of heads of state and government for a debate on culture and education, in Gothenburg, the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts published a statement on the Leaders’ agenda on education and culture.

The Alliance has been calling on the European Institutions to clearly include the value of culture and the arts in the ongoing reflection and debate on the future of Europe, as both have an enormous potential for becoming a unifying and mobilising force in Europe.

This statement was sent directly to the Estonian Presidency, Permanent Representations, European Council President Donald Tusk, the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics, relevant officials in DG EAC and the EP CULT committee.  Read the Statement here.