Joint webinar -Coming back stronger: ways forward for culture

This event aims at exploring possibilities for an EU-wide approach to support the Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSIs), with focus on ways to reactivate Europe’s cultural events and venues, following the official EU Commission communication, which states that the Commission will develop guidelines for festivals and other cultural venues and activities.

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This event aims at exploring possibilities for an EU-wide approach to support the Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSIs), with focus on ways to reactivate Europe’s cultural events and venues, following the official EU Commission communication, which states that the Commission will develop guidelines for festivals and other cultural venues and activities. Focusing on building solutions based on scientific evidence and concrete proposals, we aim at discussing a smooth and safe return to event (including international travel to and from events) and a coordinated approach based on common indicators, which will help lift restrictions while building confidence amongst audiences and visitors that opening is taking place in a responsible way. This will be essential for the survival of cultural and creative economies that have been particularly badly affected by the restrictions imposed to contain the pandemic. These sectors lost around 31% of its revenues in 2020, with performing arts (a drop of 90%) and live music (a drop of 76%) being the most impacted. Taking lessons from the state of play and identified needs of the sector, we will also look at ways forward to help cultural professionals and organisations in the longer term.