CulturalDealEU the Annual Policy Conversation

#CulturalDealEU the Annual Policy Conversation

The #CulturalDealEU was launched on November 18th, 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. What has been achieved in one year? How much closer are we to a Cultural Deal for Europe? What is our horizon for positioning culture at the heart of the EU’s post-pandemic future?

Together with Culture Action Europe (CAE), Europa Nostra, also in its capacity as coordinator of the European Heritage Alliance, and in partnership with the Rebuilding Europe with Culture Campaign and Friends of Europe, we are pleased to announce a new date for the Annual Policy Conversation, A Cultural Deal for Europe!

What better way to kick off the new year than with this cultural event discussing how culture can contribute to Europe’s recovery and to its green, sustainable & inclusive future? Do not miss the Annual Policy Conversation, A Cultural Deal for Europe, 1 February 2022 from 15.00-18.00 CET, this time fully online.

This cultural event will focus on the contribution of culture and cultural heritage to Europe’s recovery, and to its green, more sustainable and inclusive future through the European Green Deal, the Conference on the Future of Europe and the New European Bauhaus, of which the three hosting organisations are official partners. The aim of this policy conversation is to inspire and engage the wider European community of artists, cultural workers, creative industries and heritage stakeholders in building a future that is more resilient and sustainable for Europe and its citizens.


15:00: Welcome by moderator Tamsin Rose (Friends of Europe), paying tribute to the late EP President David Sassoli as a Cultural Deal ally.
One year after: Update & State of play of the Cultural Deal for Europe

15:05 – 15:10: Opening video message by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen

15.10 – 15.20: Keynote speech by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

15:20 – 16.05: Culture for Recovery and Sustainability in Europe
Moderated discussion with Tere Badia, Secretary-General of Culture Action Europe, Elena Polivtseva, Head of Policy and Research, IETM and Inês Câmara, Co-founder and director of Mapa das Ideias.
Which specific points the next Work Plan for Culture 2023-2026 should address?

16:05 – 16:15: Video message by European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira

16:15 – 17:00: Culture and Cultural Heritage in the European Green Deal
Moderated discussion with Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, Secretary-General of Europa Nostra, MEP Salima Yenbou (Greens/EFA, France) and Jordi Pascual, Coordinator of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Committee on Culture
What strategy and priorities need to be addressed to include culture and heritage in the 2030 SDGs and the European Green Deal?

17:00 – 17:05: Cultural break with live illustrator Menah

17:05- 17:50: Culture for the Future of Europe
“To make the silos dance. Mainstreaming culture into EU policy” – presentation of the paper by Gijs de Vries, Senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Moderated discussion with André Wilkens, Director of the European Cultural Foundation, Gijs de Vries (LSE).
How should philanthropy play a key role in making culture central in the strategic priorities for the future of the European project?

17:50: Closing remarks by MEP Sabine Verheyen, Chair of the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee

18:00: End of the debate, closing by the moderator Tamsin Rose and presentation of the visual story timelapse by Menah

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