Culture Action Europe have launched the 'Double for Culture' Campaign, calling to double the budget available for culture in absolute terms in the post-2020 MFF, and for it to be allocated to a specific cultural programme in the next programming period.
The EU budget faces a tough challenge to fund more with less. The U.K.'s departure will leave an approximate €12 billion annual gap in the EU budget that needs to be covered. Emerging new priorities, mainly in the areas of defense, migration and border control, will also require more funding. Günther Oettinger, the European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, proposed a combination of fresh money and cuts across all EU programmes, with the exception of Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020. Culture brings EU added value and deserves additional European funding.
What will the budget for culture look like post 2020? Will there be funding allocated to a specific cultural programme in the next programming period? As the negotiations over Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) move forward, CAE call on the European cultural sector to become loud and visible and support demands to:
- Double the budget available for culture in absolute terms #Double4Culture
- Ensure that at least 1% of the next MFF is allocated to culture across policy fields and funding programmes #Commit1%
Click here for further information on this campaign.