The Porto Santo Charter presents principles and recommendations for applying and developing a working paradigm for cultural democracy in Europe. It is addressed to European policy makers at European institutions, national, regional and local levels; to cultural and educational organisations and institutions; and to European citizens to take responsibility for its common cultural landscape.
The Charter was presented during the Porto Santo Conference, which took place in a hybrid format from 27-28 April 2021. The conference was organised within the framework of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
In order to develop a cultural citizenship that promotes democracy, the Charter presents several interconnected recommendations addressed to the different agents of the cultural ecosystem, at its different scales, and thought in a systemic way. All EU Member States and collective organisations are invited to join this Charter.
- Read the Porto Santo Charter.