Culture Action Europe members in Sweden, led by Intercult, organise an online debate around the Nordic Chapter of the #EuropeanCulturalDeal. The chapter is a result of the CAE Nordic Hub meeting that took place in January 2021.
A Cultural Deal for Europe, a transversal, overarching framework aiming to demonstrate the EU’s political commitment to place culture at the heart of the European project is jointly developed by Culture Action Europe, the European Cultural Foundation, and Europa Nostra, also in its capacity as coordinator of the European Cultural Heritage Alliance. The deal focuses on both facilitating the contribution of culture to Europe’s sustainable development and providing the sector with the credibility and resources for realising its full potential. By bundling together both short and long-term objectives, Cultural Deal for Europe is envisioned as a roadmap towards a more balanced, more comprehensive, and more inclusive European development model.
The Nordic chapter of the Cultural Deal for Europe has been signed by Intercult (SE), together with Region Västra Gotaland (SE), Cirkus Syd (SE), Riksteatern (SE), Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret (DK), Institut för (X) (DK) and many more participating cultural operators in Denmark and Sweden. It is important for cultural actors in the Nordic region that our values are included, with such keywords as solidarity, creativity, cooperation, and inclusion.
In the panel discussion, taking place online on 30 April from 14.00 to 15.30, the Swedish cultural operators meet for a conversation about what this Nordic co-operation entails for economic, political, technical, and social challenges and opportunities in Sweden.
Niels Righolt, CKI Denmark, Vice Chairman of Culture Action Europe Karin Lundmark, Förvaltningen för kulturutveckling, Västra Götalandsregionen Hanna Olsson, International Resource Office (IRO) Trans Europe Halles Hugi Ásgeirsson, Blivande Johanna Ivstedt, iLDance
Conversation leader Iwona Preis, CEO of Intercult.
About CAE Hub Meetings
This meeting is part of a series of CAE Hub meetings taking place across Europe mobilising cultural stakeholders to support a Cultural Deal for Europe, a transversal, overarching framework that should demonstrate the EU’s political commitment to place culture at the heart of the European project. The Cultural Deal for Europe was first presented at the high-level event, co-organised by Culture Action Europe, European Cultural Foundation and Europa Nostra, also in its capacity as a coordinator of the European Heritage Alliance, on the 18th of November 2020, with the participation of the President of the European Parliament (EP), Members of the EP, the European Commissioner in charge of Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, President of the European Committee of the Regions and representatives of the European cultural community.