Boosting the EU culture budget – A call from Europe’s cultural & creative sectors

Together with 66 organisations from across the European cultural and creative sectors, we are urging the European Union to give a significant and much-needed boost to the EU’s budget dedicated to culture.

In this joint letter, we share our thoughts on the place of culture in the EU budget ahead of the presentation by the European Commission of its draft Regulation for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework in May 2018.

The cultural and creative sectors provide more than 12 million full-time jobs (7.5 % of the EU’s work force), and create approximately €509bn in value added to GDP (5.3 % of the EU’s total GVA)1. This is to be contrasted with the €1,4bn allocated to the EU support programme for culture, Creative Europe, over a period of 7 years, which represents 0,15% of the overall EU budget…

Read and download the joint letter here