advocacy

On this page you can find our position papers, statements, reactions, and recommendations on current European topics that concern the live music sector in particular, and the creative and cultural sphere in general.

Make culture central in the EU Recovery | Open letter

Together with 109 pan-European cultural networks and organisations, we published an open letter on October 30, 2020, to call the European Union (EU) and EU member states to protect culture as part of the coronavirus recovery plans and dedicate at the very least 2% of national Recovery and Resilience...

INVESTEU – ENSURING SUPPORT FOR CULTURAL AND CREATIVE BUSINESSES

Today, 26 organisations from across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors wrote to European Commissioners Thierry Breton (Internal Market) and Paolo Gentiloni (Economy) regarding the EU’s flagship investment programme InvestEU. The programme is facing severe cuts which could have a dramatic impact on the ability of cultural and creative businesses to access much needed...

Keep the UK in Creative Europe

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE UK GOVERNMENT TO KEEP THE UK IN THE CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME Over 250 European cultural leaders and arts organisations have signed the letter below urging the UK’s Secretary of State, Rt Hon Oliver Dowden to reverse the decision to take the UK out of...

A Call to Invest in All Our Creative Futures

Ahead of the next European Council meeting (17-18 July), 45 leading European cultural figures issued a call for the EU to “be bold and to invest in culture and the arts, to invest in all our creative futures.” This is a direct response to the European Commission’s latest proposal to...

Investing in Europe’s next generation by investing in culture

As the EU has started discussing the proposed recovery plan, 99 organisations from across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors are uniting their voices to alert EU leaders: our sector needs strong and systemic support measures to recover from this crisis. As it is now well understood, the cultural and...