Commission proposes ambitious New European Agenda for Culture

On 22 May 2018, following consultations with culture sector stakeholders, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a New European Agenda for Culture.

New Agenda for Culture aims to use the full potential of culture in building a more inclusive and fairer Union, supporting innovation, creativity, sustainable jobs and growth and in reinforcing the external relations of the EU.

The New Agenda proposes to:

  • harness the power of culture and cultural diversity for social cohesion and wellbeing, by promoting cultural participation, mobility of artists and protection of heritage
  • support jobs and growth in the cultural and creative sectors, by promoting arts and culture in education, boosting relevant skills, and encouraging innovation in culture
  • strengthen international cultural relations, by making the most of the potential of culture to foster sustainable development and peace

Based on experience gained from EU cooperation on culture over the last decade, the New Agenda will be put into practice through strong cooperation with Member States and stakeholders, including civil society and international partners.

Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, shared on his Twitter:

#Culture is back on top of EU’s political agenda. With the new European Agenda for Culture, I will seek to harness full potential of #culture for social progress, economic growth & international relations #EuropeForCulture #EU2018BG

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