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90 organizations from Europe’s cultural and creative sectors urge EU to invest in culture

In an open letter to the president of the European Council and the member states, ahead of the European Council discussions on the future EU budget, they call on them to support the European Parliament’s proposed budget for the Creative Europe Programme 2021-20271, the only EU framework Programme dedicated to cultural and creative sectors:

“Today, Creative Europe represents a mere 0,15% of the overall EU Budget. This is by no means proportionate to our sectors’ contribution to the EU economy, which stands at €509bn in value added 2 to GDP and over 12 million full-time jobs (7.5 % of the EU’s work force)”

Read the rest of the letter here.