EFFE Awards SalonBrussels, 26 September 2019

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Open letter to EU leaders on financial contribution to culture: "investing in our culture is investing in our future"

2 December 2019

“We are writing as a group of 90 organisations from across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors ahead of the European Council discussions on the future EU budget. At this key juncture of the negotiations on a future EU Multi-Financial Framework (2021-2027), we call on you to support the European Parliament’s proposed budget for the Creative Europe Programme 2021-2027, the only EU framework Programme dedicated to cultural and creative sectors. […] 

Our culture and our talents support artistic freedom and media pluralism, which are crucial for maintaining open, inclusive and creative societies. Yet, culture is low on the EU’s political agenda, and these sectors remain structurally underfinanced. […] Our common values and our unique cultural diversity lie at the center of our collective European project and are the best ambassadors for the EU’s global influence in the world. 

Investing in our culture is investing in our future. Let’s show a high level of ambition and shape a brighter future for Europe.”

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