Cultural Deal for Europe policy conversation: Culture is the new energy for Europe
Culture Action Europe, the European Cultural Foundation and Europa Nostra – also in its capacity as coordinator of the European Heritage Alliance – are pleased to invite you to join this year’s edition of the Cultural Deal for Europe policy conversation: Culture is the new energy for Europe on 28 February 2023. You can follow the debate live online from 15.00-17.15 CET.
The European Parliament elections 2024 are approaching, preceded in 2023 by the mid-term review of the Multiannual 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 and cultural heritage need to be at the core of both debates and strategically associated in the collective effort ahead of the major democratic exercise in Europe. Culture is a fundamental value for democracy and it is our duty to imagine the future place and role of culture and cultural heritage in Europe.
In the frame of the Cultural Deal for Europe campaign, Culture Action Europe, the European Cultural Foundation and Europa Nostra have just released Our Vision for a Culture Deal: Until 2024 and Beyond, which puts forward 8 proposals to put culture centre stage in EU’s policies.
On 28 February, representatives from the three partner organisations will discuss these proposals with the members of the European Parliament representing various political groups. You are invited to follow the event live online and take part in an open and democratic conversation between the European policy-makers and the cultural ecosystem.
14:15 – 14:55
Arrival of participants at BOZAR, Room “Ter Arken”
15.00 – 15.05
Opening by moderator Katy Lee, journalist, the Europeans podcast, introducing the poet/artistic reporter Amber Setta
15:05 – 15:20
Welcoming words and introduction by the three partners – Lars Ebert, Secretary General of Culture Action Europe, André Wilkens, Director the European Cultural Foundation, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra
15:20 – 16:25
Moderated Town Hall discussion with MEPs, Q&A from online and offline audiences.
MEP Alexis Georgoulis (The Left) MEP Marcos Ros Sempere (S&D)
16:25 – 16:50
Keynote address by Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Promotion of the European Way of Life
16.50 – 17.00
Closing remarks by MEP Sabine Verheyen, Chair of the CULT Committee of the European Parliament
17:00 – 17:10
Artistic reporting by poet Amber Setta
17:10 – 17:15 Wrap up by moderator Katy Lee