#CulturalDealEU calls for a central place for culture in the 2024 electoral campaigns

September 27, 2023, 4:12 pm

Today, Culture Action Europe, alongside partners from the European Cultural Foundation and Europa Nostra address the sitting and hopeful Members of the European Parliament and the European political parties, with a new joint appeal. Ahead of the European elections scheduled on 6-9 June 2024, the three initiators of A Cultural Deal for Europe, together with our thousands of supporters across EU Member States, ask for a response to their call to action and include a strong cultural dimension in political programmes and electoral campaign trails.

“Culture, creativity and cultural heritage are Europe’s unique features that underpin European values. Based on Eurobarometer surveys, an overwhelming majority of Europeans consider cultural heritage to be important to their community, region, country and the European Union as a whole (8 out of 10 respondents in 2017, which is equivalent to around 320,000 potential voters). With this in mind, we call for culture to be explicitly included in the electoral manifestoes and platforms of parties and political groups in the run up to the 2024 elections. Culture must hold a central place in pre-election debates to help bring Europeans together rather than driving them further apart.”

Read the full letter here.

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