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The Alliance For Culture Statement
ELIA is one of the 37 European networks urging policy makers to re-think the European approach and include culture and the arts in the long-term strategic goals of the European project.
The Alliance For Culture
published a new statement on Citizen-oriented Cohesion Policy with a prominent place for culture.
The Alliance calls for an open and multi-stakeholder debate on how to design a citizen-centred, truly effective and forward-looking Cohesion Policy, aimed at ensuring a prosperous and sustainable future for the European Union and each European citizen.
Culture strongly relates to the various elements of a human dimension of the economic and social development: shared values, creativity-based skills, social bonds, intercultural dialogue, collective learning and engagement, among others.
Cultural and creative sectors play an essential role in the development of human capacities, open minds and help adapt to challenging transformations. In this sense, culture is of great value for most of the Policy Objectives of the European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Social Fund Plus outlined in the European Commission’s proposal for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027).
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