- Strategic Framework
- Cultural & creative industries
- Culture sector support
- Audiovisual sector support
- International cooperation
- New Narrative for Europe
As outlined in the European Agenda for Culture, the Commission is committed to strengthening dialogue with organisations from the culture sector.
The Structured Dialogue with the culture sector provides a framework for discussions between EU civil society stakeholders and the European Commission with regard to culture. It aims to strengthen the advocacy capacity of the cultural sector in policy debates on culture at European level, while encouraging it to work in a more collaborative way. The dialogue between stakeholders and decision-makers complements the dialogue between decision-makers which takes place through the Open Method of Coordination (OMC).
In order to strengthen dialogue with civil society in the culture sector, the Commission:
The Commission has successfully organised four European Culture Forums since 2009, and has regularly met and discussed with stakeholders, in various contexts. From 2008 to 2013, the Structured Dialogue included recurrent exchanges with three ad hoc platforms:
As from 2015, under the renewed Structured Dialogue, Voices of culture, thematic meetings are being held involving different stakeholders on key topics in the field of culture.
Dialogue with the culture sector will continue to be supported by the Creative Europe programme, where opportunities exist for projects, networks, and platforms in the culture sector.
The themes addressed by the Voices of culture Dialogue so far are: