Commissioner Navracsics supports new European Agenda for Culture

Commissioner Navracsics supports new European Agenda for Culture

“Culture is at the top of Europe’s political Agenda”.

With these words, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Mr Tibor Navracsics demonstrated the EU’s renewed commitment to addressing Europe’s cultural heritage.

© European Union, 2018 / source: EPA / photo: Stephanie Lecocq

This past May, the EU’s commitment towards culture was materialised with the Commission’s new European Agenda for Culture proposal, which fits perfectly within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH). The new Agenda aims to:

•  harness the power of culture and cultural diversity for social cohesion and wellbeing, by promoting cultural participation, the mobility of artists and protection of heritage

•  support jobs and growth in the cultural and creative sectors, by promoting arts and culture in education, boosting relevant skills, and encouraging innovation in culture

•  strengthen international cultural relations, by making the most of the potential of culture to foster sustainable development and peace

With the new Agenda comes increased funding, a welcome sign of the importance given to Europe’s cultural sector and assets.

Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) praises Commissioner Navracsics’ commitment and looks forward to working closely together with the European institutions to make the best use of our heritage.

Throughout 2018, a series of events and activities across Europe will encourage European citizens to understand the past and imagine the future in relation to our shared heritage, reinforcing the sense of belonging to a common European space.

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