Published: Manifesto "Culture for Future"

Aug 23, 2019

400 experts and professionals from around the world gathered in Brussels on 16 and 17 June 2019 at the International Colloquium "Culture for the Future" to explore how cultural and creative sectors contribute to sustainable development and inclusiveness. The Colloquium was organised by the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission. A manifesto "Culture for the future" was prepared to highlight the role of culture in development.

The manifesto includes ten recommendations for culture for the future to ensure an enhanced commitment by artists, the private sector, civil society, financial institutions, governments, international organisations and donors, including the European Union institutions and the EU Member States.

EUNIC Global team members took part in the different working groups to contribute to the document. EUNIC President Roberto Vellano took part in the high-level opening panel of the conference and EUNIC projects were presented in a poster exhibition in the main meeting hall.

The conference also saw the launch of the CultureXchange online knowledge and skills sharing platform to promote exchanges among cultural and creative professionals, tapping into the sector’s potential as a driver of sustainable and inclusive development.

Find more information on the International Colloquium "Culture for the Future" here. Find the Manifesto here.

Image: Panel discussion on culture and development with singer Marie Daulne (Zap Mama), president of EUNIC Roberto Vellano, mayor of Ouagadougou Armand Béouindé (left to right) an others / credits: European Commission