Culture at the Heart of a Political Europe: Statement

2 February, 2017

RESEO is among the 33 signatories of of the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts‘ statement calling on European institutions and Member States to include culture and the arts in the strategic goals of the EU.

“Culture and the arts are the basis of the European project and moreover the essence of every civilizational development. They are substantially important to our identity, give meaning to human existence and reflect our shared history.

European culture and the arts refer to 3000 years of shared cultural heritage while bringing contemporary relevance to people’s lives today. Flourishing in dialogue with other cultures, they reflect our “living together”, interconnect people in society, and transmit knowledge and values.

Culture and the arts engage with the concerns of all citizens. They create a feeling of belonging and are the response to the cultural, social, economic and religious tensions existing inside societies, within the EU and outside European borders.

Culture and the arts constitute a vital lever for developing the Union’s future project.”

Read the full statement here.