Work Plan for Culture 2019 – 2022 is out

On the 15th of November 2018, the Council of the European Union agreed a work plan for Culture for the period 2019 to 2022.

The plan aims to give to European Commission a strategy and a vision for Culture for the next 3 years and is based on the following principles:

  • Culture has an intrinsic value
  • Culture contributes to sustainable social and economic development
  • Cultural and linguistic diversity is a key asset of the EU and it protection and promotion is central to cultural policy at European level
  • Cultural mainstreaming requires a holistic and horizontal approach as regards legislation, financing and cross-sectoral cooperation
  • Regular dialogue between Member States, European institutions and civil society as well as thematic cooperation with international organisations create synergies and lead to better results
  • etter governance requires clear responsibilities and engagement by all actors involved
  • Regular monitoring by the Presidency of the Council is necessary to track the progress of the actions
  • Flexibility of the Work Plan for Culture is essential to be able to react to a changing policy environment

Following priorities have been highlighted:
A. Sustainability in cultural heritage
B. Cohesion and well-being
C. An ecosystem supporting artists, cultural and creative professionals and European content
D. Gender equality
E. International cultural relations

The AHEH partnership is happy to recognize the relevance of support to professionalization of the arts and culture sector that should pass through a system based on a new role for school of arts and faculties of humanities.


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