CAE launches the Double for Culture Campaign

The U.K.’s departure will leave an approximate €12 billion annual gap in the EU budget that needs to be covered. Proposed is a combination of fresh money and cuts across all EU programmes, with the exception of Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020. Creative Europe, the main EU programme dedicated to culture, represents 0.14% of the EU total budget (2014-2020), out of which only one third (31%) is earmarked for culture. Given the relevance and efficacy of the programme and the need for increasing its budget, new resources should be provided independently of possible mergers with other programmes. CAE demands to double the budget available for culture in absolute terms and to ensure that at least 1% of the next MFF is allocated to culture across policy fields and funding programmes.

Culture in regions and cities

The European Alliance for Culture and Arts regretts that the 7th cohesion report of the European Commission, which was presented at the opening of the European Week of Regions and Cities in October, does not take into account culture and the arts in its findings related to the measuring of social progress, education, well-being, health and urban infrastructures and in general in the future shape of cohesion policy.

The Alliance has called European, regional and local policy makers to integrate culture and the arts in the post 2020 objectives and future evaluation criteria of the social cohesion strategy.

CAE reflection paper: Future of Europe

Culture Action Europe’s Reflection Paper “Belonging and Becoming: A cultural response to the White Paper on the Future of Europe and the accompanying reflection papers” proposes a first answer to this question, reflecting the voices of over 500 cultural players throughout Europe:

• The Cultural Sector’s assessment of the 5 Scenarios
• Guiding principles and actions for a 6th Scenario
• A cultural response to the European Commission reflection papers
– Reflection Paper on the social dimension of Europe
– Reflection Paper on harnessing globalisation
– Reflection Paper on the future of European defence
– Reflection Paper on the future of EU finances