Culture Committee chair Verheyen calls for doubling money for Creative Europe

With a view to the new 2021-2027EU long-term budget (MFF) proposal, Sabine Verheyen (EPP, DE), chair of EP Committee for Culture and Education, said the following.

“As lockdowns are gradually eased and it becomes clear that large chunks of the cultural and creative sector will be the last to open up, it seems that the OECD’s initial estimates of a 10% drop in recreation and culture spending were wildly optimistic, unfortunately. Many small organisations and individuals face ruin and Europe risks losing its heart and soul.”

Read the full statement here.

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