Opinion Factsheet  

Restart of Cultural and Creative Sectors

Opinion Number: CDR 4616/2020
Rapporteur: VARACALLI Giuseppe
Commission: SEDEC
Status: Currently in discussion
Date: 05/02/2021
Speak with a strong voice in support of the cultural and creative sectors (CCS), seriously affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and call for a culture of solidarity in the recovery phase;
Ensure that cities and regions are aware of measures and initiatives put in place for CCS in the EU, and make practical suggestions on how CCS can better participate in the latest proposals for Creative Europe, Horizon Europe, REACT EU, SURE, CRII+, the European Guarantee Fund, etc;
Argue for special attention to be paid to culture and cultural heritage in the next programming period to ensure that CCS are considered a priority at national level and allow for synergies with other policies and structural funding;
Propose a continuous dialogue with CCS organisations in the development of easy-to-use support schemes for CCS and mobilise innovation and education within a dynamic territorial ecosystem;
Promote culture as a key driver for strengthening the European identity and argue for it to have a more prominent place in the discussion on the Future of Europe.