Culture in the European Union elections
Tomorrow the European Parliament elections will take place, also in the Netherlands. Members of the European Parliament have a lot of influence on what the coming EU programs and budgets will look like. These programs, which will run from 2021 to 2027, will be decided at the end of this year. Kunsten '92 provided an overview of positions of Dutch political parties on culture.
European Cultural Foundation, Culture Action Europe and Arts '92 have recently established the Europe platform to reflect on how EU policy works for the cultural sector in the Netherlands and how the alignment of EU policy with Dutch policy on culture could be improved. This includes both Creative Europe and other EU programs such as Horizon 2020, Erasmus +, mobility programs and the Structural Funds. In a letter to Minister van Engelshoven, the culture sector emphasized the importance of European programs and resources for culture. DutchCulture is one of the co-signers.