Culture and Creative Sectors and Industries driving Green Transition and facing the Energy Crisis

A Brainstorming Session took part and was organized through the Voices of Culture process, a Structured Dialogue between the European Commission and the cultural sector represented by more than 30 people affiliated with cultural associations, NGOs, and other bodies.

This process provides a framework for discussions between EU civil society stakeholders and the European Commission with regard to culture. Its main objective is to provide a channel for the voice of the cultural sector in Europe to be heard by EU policy-makers. In addition, it aims to strengthen the advocacy capacity of the cultural sector in policy debates on culture at a European level, while encouraging it to work in a more collaborative way.

The session on “Culture and Creative Sectors and Industries driving the Green Transition and facing the Energy Crisis”, held on 15 and 16 June 2023 in Tartu, Estonia, has provided a space for exchange and discussion between around 30 participants representing the cultural sectors from the EU Member States. The present report is the result of the discussion and was presented to the European Commission at a Dialogue Meeting on 6th September 2023 in Brussels. 

In the main 3 chapters of the report, we have the chance to understand more about the Power of Culture and Creative Sectors in order to inspire others. Furthermore, we can learn how European policies and programs support culture and the creative sectors and industries (CCSI) across Europe to help people envision and build a thriving and enticing world. Also, one more topic that is mentioned is the power of Culture and Creative Sectors, that embed sustainability in other industries. Explaining how EU policy, programming, approaches and strategies effectively integrate culture and creativity as a driver of sustainability across other industries, in accordance with the integrated approach of the SDGs. The last topic that is mentioned in the report is the Power of Culture and Creative Sectors as a role-model sustainability, analyzing what kinds of support-tools are most crucial for accelerating, expanding, and making the process of reducing climate emissions in cultural activities and the CCSI more effective, affordable, sustainable in line with Europe’s goals for 2030 and 2050.

You can find the report here.