Discussion and negotiations are starting at European level concerning the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). In the context of pressure from national governments to respond to the departure of Great Britain with budget cuts, we, the cultural sector, must act to ensure that funding for culture is not affected by those cuts.
This statement from the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts, of which the ENCC is a member, calls on "the European institutions and Member States to ensure substantial support for culture, the arts and heritage within the post-2020 MFF". Given that "throughout the last two years, the European institutions and several Heads of State have repeatedly underpinned the capacity of culture and the arts to deliver a true added value for a strong, inclusive and economically prosperous Europe", it argues that "the future MFF is an opportunity to translate those commitments and that recognition into action" and asks for "a long-term, considerable and balanced funding of the cultural and arts sector at the EU level, allowing for sustainable development and ensuring their crucial role in the revitalisation of Europe".
Read and download the entire statement.