#CulturalDealEU Nordic Chapter presentation

Culture Action Europe members in Sweden, led by Intercult, organised an online debate on 30 April 2021 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.

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.