NEMO at the Cultural Deal for Europe policy conversation

NEMO had the pleasure to join the annual Policy Conversation for the Cultural Deal for Europe on 28 February 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. The hosts of ‘Culture is the new energy for Europe’ had invited members of the European Parliament to facilitate an open and democratic conversation between European policy-makers and the cultural ecosystem.

Elizabeth Wilde, Policy Officer, attended the meeting to endorse the campaign on behalf of NEMO and to contribute to the dialogue on future-proof cultural policies. The co-hosts Culture Action Europe (CAE), European Cultural Foundation and Europa Nostra organised the event as part of their campaign ‘Cultural Deal for Europe’, which calls on the European Union to fully integrate culture into its actions and policies, as an overarching strategy in analogy to its Green Deal, to safeguard the sustainability and the future of the European project.

The joint statement A central place for culture in Europe’s future,’ which is clustered around the three umbrella themes Ukraine, democracy and sustainability, was presented by the hosts as a tone setter of the event.

  • The Cultural Deal for Europe policy conversation was live streamed and the recording can be watched online.
  • If you also believe that there is no recovery or future for Europe without culture, endorse that campaign at