This report is the result of an intensive dialogue within the Voices of Culture process in which Pearle* - Live Performance Europe took part. A two-day brainstorming meeting was held on 15 and 16 June 2023 in Tartu, Estonia, and has provided a space for exchange and discussion between around 30 participants representing the cultural sectors from the EU Member States.
The final draft text was presented and discussed at a Dialogue Meeting with the European Commission on 6th September 2023 in Brussels.
The report reveals the potential of the cultural sector to take the lead and be a role model in the Green Transition and tackle one of our most pressing challenges in society. Key policy recommendations call on EU Member States to enhance the support for the cultural industries, for example through the National Recovery and Resilience Plans. The European cultural sectors also demand an intersectoral dialogue and embed sustainability in other sectors with the help of culture.
Voices Of Culture is the structured dialogue between the cultural sector in the European Union and the European Commission. It provides a platform for civil society representatives of the cultural sector to give input to the European Commission on a range of topics.