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 EU 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, Culture Action Europe call the European cultural sector to become loud and visible and support our demands to Double the budget available for culture in absolute terms #Double4Culture
Check the advocacy message shared by CAE and see how you can act too: cultureactioneurope.org/news/