The first opportunity since COVID-19 for a direct dialogue of the Cultural and Creative Sectors with Commissioner Gabriel, the European Parliament and the Council  

Following a virtual meeting of EU Ministers of Culture held on 19 May 2020, Commissioner Gabriel proposed an online conference with the cultural sector, where the main EU policy-makers would meet the CCS stakeholders to reflect on what has been done till now in response to the crisis and to plan together for a new future. 

Watch the video of the conference here:

Topics

THE STATE OF THINGS. REFLECT

The coronavirus pandemic plunged the EU Creative and cultural sectors into an unprecedented crisis. It is hard to predict the future but it is our responsibility to actively work hand in hand together and find new ways of combating the consequences. We are building a joint platform of reflection and dialog along with policies that will help, empower and bring the cultural and creative sectors to the forefront.

UNITED WE STAND. REACT

These last months creative and cultural initiatives have been emerging, reacting in a state of urgency not only to support the sector and people but to inspire and give hope. In parallel the European Commission and the European Parliament have been working to form new policies and release funds towards the affected communities. The new multi annual financial framework and a recovery plan will include a special focus on culture and creativity.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE. PLAN

Facing the near future challenges the creative and cultural ecosystem has to be heard and supported. There is no better way of planning than planning together. There is no better moment than now to co-design and co-provide. We – all together – must create a safe environment, which reflects a healthy society and retains creativity at all times. Our next strategies will enable the extension of capacity and new ideas production forming a roadmap for recovery.

 

Speakers

Mariya Gabriel

Commissioner
Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

Nina Obuljen-Koržinek

Minister of Culture
Croatian EU Presidency

Sabine Verheyen

Member of the European Parliament
Chair of the CULT Committee

Christian Ehler

Member of the European Parliament

Petra Kammerevert

Member of the European Parliament

Johannes Ebert

Secretary General
Goethe-Institut, Creative FLIP Lead

Tere Badia

Secretary General
Culture Action Europe

Elise Phamgia

General Coordinator
Liveurope

Pauline Durand-Vialle

CEO
Federation of European Film Directors

Vassilis Charalampidis

President
European Creative Hubs Network

Wolf Kühr

General Manager
VOLUMES, Paris, France

Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör

Director of Creativity & Business
Vienna Business Agency

Dimitris Papazoglou

Creative Director / Designer
Member of the Designers Act Representative Board

Evi Stefani

Director's Office
National Library of Greece Member of the Designers Act Representative Board

Margriet Schavemaker

Artistic director
Amsterdam Museum

Vassil Vladimirov

Operations Manager
KO-OP coworking and art space

Hannah Conway

Composer/Artistic Director
Moderator

Dubravka Jurišić

Project Manager
Creative FLIP

Program

10:30 – 10:50

THE STATE OF THINGS. REFLECT

Creatives Unite opening note, Dubravka Jurisic, Creative FLIP

Welcome note, Johannes Ebert, Goethe-Institut, Creative FLIP Lead

Welcome address by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and

Nina Obuljen-Koržinek, Minister of Culture, Croatian EU Presidency

10:50 – 11:45

UNITED WE STAND. REACT

MEP Sabine Verheyen, Chair of the CULT Committee
MEP Christian Ehler,
MEP Petra Kammerevert
Policies and measures as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic

CreativesUnite GOOD PRACTICE INITIATIVES

MakersxCovid (France)
Wolf Kühr, VOLUMES

Creatives for Vienna (Austria)
Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör, Vienna Business Agency

Greek designers call for action (Greece)
Dimitris Papazoglou​ & Evi Stefani​, Designers Act

A digital exhibition about Amsterdam in the age of corona (The Netherlands)
Margriet Schavemaker, Amsterdam Museum

IIlustration Pop-Up Vol. 3 Online Exclusive (Bulgaria)
Vasil Vladimirov, KO-OP coworking and art space

11:45 – 13:00

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE. PLAN

Tere Badia, 
Culture Action Europe

Elise Phamgia,
Liveurope

Pauline Durand-Vialle,
Federation of European Film Directors

Vassilis Charalampidis,
European Creative Hubs Network

SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE:
moderated discussion with all speakers

WRAPPING UP AND CLOSING WORDS BY
Commissioner Gabriel