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Open Call CCSI driving Green Transition

Voices of Culture is inviting organisations from EU member states to apply for a participation in the upcoming topic on Culture and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSI) driving Green Transition and facing the Energy Crisis. The topic will reflect on the state of the art and generate recommendations for policy and actions for decision-makers.

Selected applicants will be invited to a physical Brainstorming meetingTartu (European Capital of Culture 2024) in Estonia, on 15 and 16 June as Tartu has been selected for the European Commission´s mission 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030. Participants will be invited to reflect on the following questions for the Brainstorming discussion:

  • How to power up the role of CCSI across European actions (such as the European Green Deal) to address the climate emergency, unlocking the fundamental asset of culture to enable innovation for a thriving, inclusive, resilient, sustainable and environmentally responsible future
  • How to better integrate the power of culture and the CCSI into other socio-economic activities and industries across Europe to address and contain climate change, through emissions reductions (decarbonisation), resilience in the face of climate change effects (adaptation), biodiversity and environmental restoration, greater social cohesion.
  • How to enable and accelerate the greening of cultural activities and the CCSI, comprehensive of the scope 1, 2, 3, 4, and scope x emissions associated with each.

Participants will also jointly write a Brainstorming report of around 20-30 pages reflecting on their discussions and recommendations for decision makers on this topic. The report will be presented to the European Commission at a Dialogue meeting on 12 September 2023 in Brussels. The organisers will  cover flights/ train tickets, up to two night’s accommodation in Tartu and meals.

The call is directed to representatives of the cultural and creative sectors and other relevant sectors) with relevant expertise on the topic CCSI driving Green Transition and facing the Energy Crisis. Applications can be submitted until 3 May. Find more information here.