The Voice of Culture is a process of exchanges between civil society stakeholders in the cultural field and the European Commission. It aims at making sure that the voices of cultural professionals are heard at the European level. Further information about the process can be found here.
In this context, cultural professionals and stakeholders from civil society in the EU Member States are invited to take part in what are called “Brainstorming Sessions”. There will be five brainstorming sessions over the years 2015-2016, each focusing on a different key issue. For each Brainstorming Session, 40 representatives from the cultural sectors will have the opportunity to meet with their peers; the core ideas resulting from the discussion and the main messages to be conveyed to the EU level will be gathered in a policy paper presented to the European Commission and to EU Member States groups working on similar issues in the framework of the Open Method of Coordination (OMC).
Make sure the voice of your sector is heard and apply to participate in the first two Brainstorming Sessions!
Audience Development via Digital Means ‒ Brainstorming Session
18-19 June, Amsterdam/The Netherlands
Participatory Governance in Cultural Heritage ‒ Brainstorming Session
2-3 July, Florence/Italy
The deadline for applications is 25 March 2015
Selected participants (up to 40 per Brainstorming Session) will be contacted in May.
The Voice of Culture-Structured Dialogue between the European Commission and the Cultural Sector is a process led by European Commission. Its implementation is supported by a consortium consisting of the Goethe-Institut, the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) and Flagey.