Help us amplify the less represented voices and make space for culture at the Conference on the Future of Europe!
Tomorrow, the project partners of “Amplify: Make the Future of Europe Yours,” will submit their visions and recommendations to the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) platform, as a result of a series of community listening sessions organised in their local areas. Of the 6,115 ideas presented on the CoFoE platform so far, very few proposals come from the cultural sector. The #Amplify project calls on the cultural and creative ecosystem to engage on the CoFoE platform and bring visibility to the less represented voices.
The multilingual and digital CoFoE platform is the central hub to collect visions and ideas from people on the Future of Europe. These contributions will determine the topics addressed at the Citizens’ Panels, a key feature of CoFoE. Citizens’ Panels convene 800 randomly chosen Europeans to jointly think about the future they want for the European Union. Through working sessions occurring now until January 2022, these panels will meet to discuss the key topics and ideas from the CoFoE online platform and present the outcome of their discussions and debate them with other participants in the Conference Plenary.
Why do we need your support?
In order for culture to have a chance to be taken up in the Conference, Amplify recommendations need to be seen by as many people as possible.
The methodology for CoFoE indicates that one important metric used to synthesise ideas from the platform is the number of endorsements and comments made with the posts made there. By endorsing and commenting on Amplify contributions you are supporting the role of underrepresented voices in the cultural sector at the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Follow Culture Action Europe’s social media tomorrow as we unveil 12 recommendations from 12 #Amplify hubs and support our actions.
Ways you can get engaged:
- Create an account on the CoFoE multilingual, digital platform
- The #CoFoE platform has a built-in translator so you can read any post in your preferred language. Read and engage with each country’s recommendation!
Upvote: Click the “Endorse” button on the recommendations
Leave a comment: Is there anything you’d add to the conversation? Or do want to share your agreement with few short words? Add it in the comments!
- What recommendations resonate with you, your work and your community? Spread the connection by sharing on social media!
📍 The #CoFoE platform has a built-in translator so you can read any post in your preferred language.
Denmark #Amplify hub recommendation:
🇩🇰‘The EU is us: Give EU back to the citizen’
France #Amplify hub recommendation:
🇫🇷‘The ecological emergency: culture as a contributor to the Green deal and the adaptation of the sector to the ecological imperative. Reconciling interactions and mobilities of the human and artistic encounter, and developing the means of an effective and efficient hybridization’
Greece #Amplify hub recommendation:
🇬🇷‘Cultural Economy deserves recognition and support’
Hungary #Amplify hub recommendation:
🇭🇺‘The fragmentation of European society, both between cultural regions and within societies, has accelerated during the crises. Only common cultural projects could better integrate marginalised people, the elderly and ethnic minorities.’
Italy #Amplify hub recommendation:
🇮🇹’We argue that there is a need to promote the RIGHT TO CULTURE in the EU: not only access to culture in economic, physical and cultural terms, but also active participation and legitimacy of communities’
Netherlands #Amplify hub recommendation:
🇳🇱’One of the key issues we identified is Gentrification. We recommend a project that will start up a conversation in the neighborhood Amsterdam North in order to imagine a shared future, working with archive materials as well as newly created visuals’
Poland #Amplify hub recommendation:
🇵🇱’Cultural education minimum package’ – school must provide each child with the real experience of being a spectator of theater, exhibitions, etc.’
Portugal #Amplify hub recommendation:
🇵🇹‘Decentralize and diversify cultural production and offers’
Romania #Amplify hub recommendation:
🇷🇴 ‘The results of EU funded projects must aim their effectiveness on the medium- and long-term impact on the situation of the people in the target group’
Slovenia #Amplify hub recommendation:
🇸🇮‘Professionalisation and cultural education at local, national and regional levels and financial incentives for more international cultural cooperation’
Spain #Amplify hub recommendation:
🇪🇸‘Redesign and rethink other ways of doing things, as well as policies that comprehensively support the development of community culture ecosystems to develop transversal projects in the field (urban and rural) with invisible and vulnerable communities.’
Sweden #Amplify hub recommendation:
🇸🇪’Trickle-down cultural economics (TDCE) is simply the idea of culture for everyone and the benefits will trickle down’
The #Amplify campaign listens to and amplifies voices, ideas, proposals and concerns of underrepresented communities across the continent on the vision of the future of Europe. The project relies on collaboration and energy at the community level: through a series of participatory sessions the campaign will elaborate a set of recommendations addressed to the EU decision-makers, thus contributing to the Conference on the Future of Europe. The Amplify campaign also aims at initiating an open public debate around inclusive, democratic processes in decision-making to better represent the diverse European population and diminish inequalities in Europe and beyond.