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Post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework and culture - EU Consultation
Thursday 01 February 2018

Consultation on post-2020 Europe Creative

 

From 10 January to 8 March 2018, the European Commission is organising policy-dialogue about the future of European funds post-2020. EU programme Creative Europe is notably under discussion in the framework of the consultation in the areas of « values and mobility ».

The aim of the European Commission is to assess and report on the uses of EU funds, in direct dialogue with stakeholders so that the EC can draft detailed proposals as for the future of those programmes, and more generally in the context of post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework. Quick reminder : Creative Europe had been allocated 1.4 billion euros for 2014-2020, representing a 9% raise with regards to the 2007-2013 budget.

 It is at the crucial moment of policy dialogue that civil society is invited to express proposals for tomorrow’s Europe. It is extremely important that European local authorities build themselves as stakeholders on those questions : indeed, they are strategic actors of the structuration and development of the cultural sector on their territories, the latter being potential beneficiaries of those funds.

Furthermore, it is crucial for members of LiKE to recall the importance of promoting values of solidarity, inclusivity, fairness ; that of encouraging active citizenship and the democratic participation of citizens ; that of defending the rights, freedoms and cultural diversity ; that of supporting the actors of the cultural and creative sectors. We believe it is especially important that such actors are not solely supported in their capacity to accompany the EU’s economic rebound, but also because they are largely willing to address what has now been coined « a democratic deficit », hitting hard all of EU levels of governance.

We therefore invite our members to express on these questions, along with all those included in the dialogue form. Again, the results of this consultation are likely to orient the negotiations around post-2020 programmes, thus it is crucial that local authorities weigh in favour of the emergence and structuration of a true Europe of Culture.