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Manifesto “Culture for the Future” : Recommendations and Annexes (16th-17th June 2019 - European Commission)

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Editor 1 • 22 December 2020

The Manifesto “Culture for the Future” and its annexes are out !


The ManifestoCulture for the Future” is one of the main outcomes of the international Colloquium held in Brussels, at the initiative of the European Commission, on the 16th and 17th June 2019. Its ten main recommendations express a collective agreement, by more than 400 culture professionals, artists, policy makers and financial specialists from the EU, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, on a visionary mandate to enhance the place of culture and creativity in international cooperation and sustainable development.

The Manifesto – published right after the Colloquium – is now completed by eleven annexes – one for each main recommendation, and an additional one encompassing the cross-cutting issues related to the interactions between culture, urban development and youth. These annexes provide further material resulting from the working groups, completed by feedbacks from the participants, and reviewed by the thematic experts contributing to the Colloquium’s contents.

As the ten Manifesto’s recommendations are by definition closely intertwined, the annexes should not be considered independently one from the other, but as a logical set of interrelated contents. Without pretending to be exhaustive, they offer an additional insight - comments, ideas and recommendations - proposing practical ways on how to proceed further.

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