On 09 May 2022 – also Europe Day, which marks the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration – the Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) will present its final report to the presidents of EU institutions with a consolidated list of draft recommendations.
14 countries out of 261 – 53% of the total – have included culture in their
NRRPs. The analysis stemming from this overview proves that at least 2% in the EU26 – i.e., around 12 billion euros – has been mobilised for culture.
In a public online event on December 9th, Culture Action Europe presented an overview of the place of culture in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs) of the Member States of the European Union. The publication is a part of the #CulturalDealEU campaign and backed by the European Parliament, to specifically earmark at the very least 2% of each NRRP for culture. Roughly half of the remaining Member States have not featured any specific interventions for culture in their NRRPs. Several of them, from Germany to Sweden, from Luxembourg to Denmark, have nonetheless put forward national schemes to sustain the cultural and creative sectors.
The #CulturalDealEU campaign calls heads of states and governments of the EU Member States to devote at least 2% of their National Resilience and Recovery Plans (NRRPs) to culture and show due evidence for cultural and European relevance.
#CulturalDealEU is jointly developed by Culture Action Europe, European Cultural Foundation, and Europa Nostra (representing the European Cultural Alliance). By bundling together both short and long term objectives, a joint statement envisions as a roadmap towards a more balanced, more comprehensive, and more inclusive European development model.
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More than 100 organizations from the EU and the US have signed a letter ahead of the EU-US Summit in June 2021 to call for a greater focus on EU-US cultural relations and to reduce the obstacles to visas and work. Matters of particular importance also in recovering from the Corona crisis.
ITI Germany and IGBK, cooperation partners for the European Secretariat of German Culture NGOs, are amongst the signatory list as well.
Read the whole letter and view the signatory list here: EU_US_JuneSummit_final2_15062021
On 10 June 2021, representatives of IGBK and ITI participated in the digital annual General Assembly of Culture Action Europe (CAE). CAE’s members adopted the strategy paper for the years 2022-2024, which was already prepared at the Members Forum in April 2021.
On 22 and 23 April Culture Action Europe (CAE) members met for the 2021 digital Members Forum. More than 70 representatives of CAE’s member organizations discussed initial proposals for its strategic program from 2022 onwards.