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Save the Date: #AmplifyinAction, 9 May
The “Amplify: Make the Future of Europe Yours” project and partners are busy preparing an exciting program for you! Join #AmplifyinAction on 9 May, Europe Day and hear what artists, cultural workers, activists and community leaders have to say to decision-makers. Tune in if you believe that there is no Europe without culture and discuss ideas, proposals, recommendations and concerns about the vision of culture for the Conference on the Future of Europe…. Read more
Launching the podcast “Frequencies”
“Frequencies” is a podcast that explores arts and cultural initiatives that seek to impact and transform communities, near and far. Each episode features the work, voices, and experiences of artists and cultural workers across Europe and beyond. “Frequencies”, a production of Culture Action Europe, lives at the intersection of culture and politics by focusing on the power cultural practices and agents have in nurturing inclusive, open, diverse, fair and democratic societies… Read more
Amplify 2021 Wrap-Up
During the Fall of 2021, the 12 Amplify hubs each met in participatory workgroups to collaboratively write a recommendation to submit to the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) digital platform. 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 early 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… Read more
Lunch break with #Amplify
Do you want to learn more about the #Amplify project and how can you be involved in the campaign? Do not miss this opportunity, join us for this lunch break session and learn more about what you can do to bring underrepresented voices to the Conference on the Future of Europe…Read more
Open letter to Conference Plenary: ensure the inclusion of marginalised communities!
On 19th June 2021, 57 civil society organisations from across Europe sent a letter to the Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe (hereafter: the Conference), expressing strong concerns about the lack of inclusion of marginalised communities in the Conference. On 16th July 2021, the Co-Chairs sent a reply, indicating that they are not planning on taking any concrete measures in response to these concerns. With this letter, civil society organisations from across Europe, many of which have signed the first letter, issue a final appeal to the Conference Plenary.
We are disappointed and concerned about the lack of consideration that the Executive Board has so far shown in regard to the inclusion of marginalised communities. We call on EU institutions to address this oversight in order to fulfil the Conference’s intended goals of being an open, democratic, and inclusive process…Read more
7 October 2021
Day of Action: Help amplify culture in the Future of Europe!
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…Read more
Underway with Amplify
From 17 to 19 September, the first of the Citizens’ Panels for the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) took place in Strasbourg. A key feature of the CoFoE, these panels convene 800 randomly chosen European citizens 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. This first round of Citizens’ Panels focused solely on the CoFoE topics, ‘A stronger economy, social justice, jobs,’ ‘education, youth, culture, sport,’ and ‘digital transformation.” Over the course of three days, the working sessions focused on issues from better social protection for all workers to the importance of access to culture for everyone…Read more
Save the date | Amplify campaign and press launch
Mark your agendas: Culture Action Europe with its hubs in 12 European countries will be simultaneously launching the “Amplify: Make the future of Europe Yours” campaign on 7 September 2021 with an online press-conference scheduled at 10:30am (CET). The press launch will be live-streamed on the CAE Youtube and Facebook accounts, as well as on our website. Look about and engage with the brand new CAE public campaign on the same day on Social Media too! …Read more
Amplify, Diversify, Include
European cultural community mobilises to bring underrepresented voices to the Conference on the Future of Europe
7 September 2021 marks the public launch of “Amplify: Make the Future of Europe Yours”, a public campaign led by Culture Action Europe together with its members in 12 European countries. The launch will begin with online press-conference scheduled at 10:30am (CEST) followed by social media action throughout the day.Representatives of the cultural and creative communities from 12 European countries come together in a joint effort to bring voices less heard within mainstream discourse to the forefront of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE). Cultural organisations, artists, activists, social and educational projects working with less represented and under-privileged groups call for inclusive engagement of diverse communities in shaping the future of Europe…Read More