Since 2007, under this initiative, the Commission has been encouraging the national authorities, the cultural sector and EU institutions to jointly promote:
The Commission coordinates cooperation with and between national authorities throughout the EU on cultural matters connected to the Agenda – through the EU’s open method of coordination.
- For more, see National authorities
As part of the Agenda, the cultural sector has a structured dialogue with the European Commission through various platforms for discussion and exchange (see Cultural sector dialogue).
The Agenda also calls for a stronger place for culture in relevant EU programmes and policies (see Culture in other policies) as well as the promotion of evidence-based policy making, in particular through the development of comparable quality statistics on culture across the EU (see Cultural statistics).
This report examines progress at European and national levels towards the Agenda’s 3 objectives and assesses initial experiences with the working methods.