Salon Culture #2: Interview with Petra Kammerevert

Why must culture be central in rebuilding Europe? How does culture foster development of sustainable and resilient societies? Why should culture and the arts get a substantial financial support? Culture Action Europe discusses cultural policy developments with experts, policy-makers, artists, activists, partners and friends. Salon Culture aims to represent different voices of Culture Action Europe’s interest groups (community – network – institutions), to provide multiple perspectives on a topic and to be a platform for ideas, visions and knowledge.

Culture and Education

The first edition of Salon Culture podcast is dedicated to Culture and EducationEuropean institutions have long acknowledged the benefits of arts and cultural education. ‘Cultural awareness and expression’, understood as the appreciation of the importance of the creative expression of ideas, experiences and emotions in a range of media, including music, performing arts, literature, and the visual arts, is one of the eight key competences that the Union set forth in lifelong learning. In the current political and social context, cultural awareness and expression emerges as a core competence supporting the values of democracy, fostering active citizenship and positive self-awareness, as well as intercultural dialogue. In addition to the above benefits, education in culture can play an important role in combating poverty and in promoting greater social inclusion. European leaders have also highlighted the importance of the social, educational and cultural dimension of our policies in bringing Europeans together and building our common future.

We have chosen this theme to address our community, which has identified education as an important issue, to continue the work on education with our network, and to respond to the Commission’s recent communication on education.

Episode #2: Culture Action Europe talks with the MEP Petra Kammerevert about EU policies that strengthens links between culture and education (available in German).

Petra Kammerevert is a Member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D). She is the chair of the Committee on Culture and Education (apart from culture and education this committee is responsible for information-society, media, youth and sports policy), Member of the Delegation to the EU-Montenegro SAPC and Substitute member of the Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee.


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