Call to reconsider proposed Creative Europe cuts

Cultural Networks call on Member States to reconsider proposed Creative Europe cuts

Together with 70 other networks and organisations from across the Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSIs), we have have signed and sent a letter of concern to the EU Member States and the Council of the EU regarding the proposed cuts by 40 million EUR to the Creative Europe budget 2024.

Such a cut will have a tremendous impact, especially on independent cultural sector that is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. International cultural cooperation and exchange will be severely undermined and cause damage to sustainability of the CCSIs in general.

The co-signatories very much hope that the Council will reconsider the current budget cuts and rather contribute to further strengthen the Creative Europe programme for the year 2024 and in the future, in line with the position expressed by the CULT Committee of the European Parliament, which requested an increase by €43 million for next year.

Read the full letter here and feel free to share.

Published on September 6, 2023