The signatories, NEMO being one of them, call for support of the European Parliament’s proposed budget for the Creative Europe Programme 2021-2027. The proposed budget would give a much needed increase of the Creative Europe budget to €2.8bn.
Today, Creative Europe represents a mere 0,15% of the overall EU Budget. This is by no means proportionate to our sectors’ contribution to the EU economy, which stands at €509bn in value added to GDP and over 12 million full-time jobs (7.5 % of the EU’s work force).
The signatories conclude by writing “investing in our culture is investing in our future. Let’s show a high level of ambition and shape a brighter future for Europe.”