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The Cultural Deal for Europe is a call from a wider European cultural community to acknowledge the pivotal role of culture in shaping the future of our lives. The policy conversation was postponed to 1 February because of Covid.

The aim of the 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. The event will bring together Europe’s cultural scene and European policymakers to engage in a dialogue, to share ideas and develop together the way forward to put culture at the heart of the European project.

At last year’s event, the organisers jointly proposed a Cultural Deal for Europe to acknowledge the pivotal role of culture in shaping the future. The overarching strategy focuses on both facilitating the contribution of culture to Europe’s sustainable development and providing the sector with the credibility and resources for realising its full potential. The organisers also created a toolkit and guidelines to provide Culture Action Europe members and partners with the necessary elements to support the #CulturalDealEU campaign.

This year’s event, taking place on 1 February from 15.00-18.00 CET 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. More information and the entire program can be found here.

Cultural Deal for Europe is jointly developed by the European Cultural Foundation, Culture Action Europe (CAE) and Europa Nostra, also in its capacity as coordinator of the European Heritage Alliance.