Statement by the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts: No Sustainable Development without Culture
News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents, Urban Development, Advocacy, Collaboration | 20.12.2016

NEMO is part of the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts, which appeals to the European Commission in a statement to include culture, arts and creative work in the European Commission's new strategy for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations (the 2030 Agenda).

In the statement from 20 December 2016 the Alliance members call upon the European Commission to include culture, the arts and heritage in the EU's 2030 agenda to achieve the ambitious 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations.

"The European Commission has not yet mainstreamed culture in its new sustainability plan." Thus, the Alliance asks to close the gap between the hints at the role of culture, arts and creative work mentioned so far in the strategic framework and encourages the Commission "not to miss the opportunity to benefit from culture's transformative power". Culture, arts and creative works should be integrated in the 2030 Agenda, including their objectives, definitions, tools and evaluation criteria.

You can find the complete statement that was signed by all members of the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts here.