Between 21-22 November 2019, the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Councils will meet in Brussels. For the discussion of the ministers of culture, the Italian delegation has prepared an information note to discuss the topic “Strengthening the role of culture for the future of Europe requires the word ‘culture’ spelled out in Commissioner-designate Gabriel’s portfolio”.
The note states that “if the term ‘culture’ right now disappears from the official title of the Commissioner, the political momentum achieved by culture might diminish and the mainstreaming of culture across other EU policy areas might lose effectivity”.
EMCY together with European Music Council and its members, support the call to reintroduce “culture” in the title of Commissioner-designate Mariya Gabriel as outlined in the statement from 13 September 2019. We appeal to the cultural ministers of all EU member states to support this call to bring back culture.
The vote to affirm the new European Commission is expected to take place in the European Parliament next week.
GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE – © Mindaugas Mikulėnas