Cultural Deal for Europe

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Annual Policy Conversation 2023. Wtorek, 28 lutego 2023, 15:00-18:00, BOZAR, Bruksela

The recently launched Cultural Deal for Europe presents proposals to put culture at the centre stage of EU policies. On 28 February, the three organisations behind the campaign – Culture Action Europe (CAE), the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and Europa Nostra, also in its capacity as coordinator of the European Heritage Alliance – will bring together MEPs and representatives of the European cultural ecosystem to address this key issue.

First launched in 2020 in the first months of the pandemic, the Cultural Deal for Europe campaign has been revamped this year to reflect on a changing world and new EU and global trends.

The purpose of the political debate in Brussels is to discuss how to unlock the power of culture for Europe. The Cultural Deal for Europe argues culture is a fundamental value for democracy and it deserves a central place in Europe’s future. An important milestone will be the European Parliament elections 2024 and the soon-to-start mid-term review of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). Culture and cultural heritage need to be at the core of both debates and negotiations.


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14:30 – 14:55
Arrival of participants at BOZAR, Room “Ter Arken”. No entry after 15.00.

15.00 – 15.10
Opening by moderator Katy Lee, journalist, The Europeans, and welcoming words and introduction by the partners – Lars Ebert, Secretary General CAE, André Wilkens, Director ECF, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, Secretary General Europa Nostra

15:10 – 15:20
Opening words by European Commission (tbc)

15:20 – 15:35

Moderator introduces the contributors on stage and explains the rules of the Q&A (questions will be taken from both the audience in the room and that online).

15:35 – 17:05
Moderated Town Hall discussion with MEPs on stage (Q&A)

17:05 – 17:15
Closing remarks by MEP Sabine Verheyen (Chair, EP Committee on Culture and Education)

17:15 – 17:30

Wrap up