Image: The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament

Covid-19 pandemic: A comprehensive European Cultural Recovery is urgently needed

The Covid-19 pandemic will not only have long-lasting severe effects on the cultural and creative industries, which are strategic sectors for Europe’s citizens and its economy, but also on cultural diversity in Europe, the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament has warned. It is against this backdrop that Renew Europe launches today its proposals for a comprehensive European cultural recovery plan. It incorporates, inter alia, the need for sufficient and easily accessible financial assistance for the sector, proposes concrete steps to sustainably revive Europe’s tourism and to thrive in the digital single market, and calls for a comprehensive and ambitious European Cultural Policy that reflects the significant role that culture plays for our European identity.

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