Written Stakeholder Consultation on 'The Restart of Cultural and Creative Sectors'

Contribute to the SEDEC own-initiative opinion on the Restart of Cultural and Creative Sectors by 16th of October!

On 11 September 2020, the European Committee of the Regions' Bureau approved the proposal by the SEDEC commission to draft an own-initiative opinion on the Restart of Cultural and Creative Sectors, that will be adopted at its meeting on 25 November 2020. The main objective of the draft opinion will be to speak with a strong voice in support of CCS, seriously affected by the Covid-19 crisis, and to call for a culture of solidarity in the recovery phase. The Opinion will also seek to promote culture as a key driver for strengthening the European identity and argue for it to have a more prominent place in the discussion on the future of Europe.

With the aim of including a range of different positions and so enrich the opinion, encompassing the local and regional point of view and that of associations and organisations working in the CCIs, the SEDEC lauches a written consultation facilitated by the European Committee of the Regions. The consultation focuses on the following questions:

  1. According to your own experience and knowledge, what was the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cultural and creative sectors in the EU? Which sectors do you think were most affected?
  2. What is your assessment of the EU response to the coronavirus outbreak and the measures and actions put in place in support of the cultural and creative sectors? What are your expectations from the future Creative Europe programme? What is still needed for the restart of cultural and creative sectors?
  3. How can we ensure that cities and regions are aware of measures and initiatives put in place for CCS in the EU? How CCS can better participate in the latest proposals for Creative Europe, Horizon Europe, REACT EU, SURE, CRII+, the European Guarantee Fund, etc.?
  4. How can we ensure that special attention is given to culture and cultural heritage in the next programming period so that CCS are considered a priority at national level and allow for synergies with other policies and structural funding?
  5. What are, in your opinion, the best practices carried out by your countries and which could be exported to all Member States?
  6. How can we best promote culture as a key driver for strengthening the European identity and ensure a more prominent place in the discussion on the Future of Europe?

The stakeholders interested in contributing to this consultation can answer to the above questions by sending an e-mail to arch.luisalacolla@gmail.com and sedec@cor.europa.eu within 16 October 2020. Answers should be drafted in English or French.

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