Culture Action Europe (CAE), European Cultural Foundation, and Europa Nostra invite you to join the Cultural Deal for Europe annual policy conversation: Culture is the new energy for Europe on 28 February from 15.00-17.15 CET.
The European Parliament elections 2024 are approaching, preceded in 2023 by the mid-term review of the Multi-Annual 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 multicrisis.
Culture needs to be at the core of both debates, and strategically associated with the collective effort ahead of the major democratic exercise in Europe. We believe culture is a fundamental value for democracy and that it is our duty to imagine the future place and role of culture and cultural heritage in Europe.
On 28 February, we will discuss these with the members of the European Parliament representing various political groups. You are invited to attend this conversation online and take part in an open and democratic conversation between the European policy-makers and the cultural ecosystem.
Registration to attend the event online is now closed, you can still follow the live stream below.
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), MEP Sabine Verheyen (EPP)
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