Voices of Culture, the structured dialogue between the cultural sector in the European Union and the European Commission, has published a brainstorming report on “Culture and Creative Sectors and Industries driving the Green Transition and Facing the Energy Crisis,” following an in-person meeting on 15 and 16 June 2023 in Tartu, Estonia. The meeting 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.
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.
Selected participants were invited to reflect on the following questions for the Brainstorming discussion:
- How to power up the role of culture and the creative sectors and industries (CCSI) across European actions (such as the European Green Deal) to address the climate emergency, unlocking the fundamental asset of culture to enable innovation for a thriving, inclusive, resilient, sustainable and environmentally responsible future
- How to better integrate the power of culture and the CCSI into other socio-economic activities and industries across Europe to address and contain climate change, through emissions reductions (decarbonisation), resilience in the face of climate change effects (adaptation), biodiversity and environmental restoration, greater social cohesion.
- How to enable and accelerate the greening of cultural activities and the CCSI, comprehensive of the scope 1, 2, 3, 4, and scope x emissions associated with each.
You can read the full report here : “Culture and Creative Sectors and Industries driving Green Transition and facing the Energy Crisis”