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Open letter to EU leaders from Europe’s cultural and creative sectors

Open letter to EU leaders from Europe’s cultural and creative sectors

CICAE is one of the 90 European organisations to sign an open and joint letter calling on EU leaders to support the European Parliament’s proposed budget for the Creative Europe Programme 2021-2027.

“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 to GDP and over 12 million full-time jobs (7.5 % of the EU’s work force).

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This is why we welcome the European Parliament’s proposal to increase the Creative Europe budget to €2.8bn. We call on the Council to support this much-needed boost to the future of Europe’s arts, culture and heritage, and the values they promote. “

You can read the full letter here.

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