The European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity stated in mid-March 2020 that the “Covid-19 crisis will have a very adverse impact on EU cultural diversity.” The ECCD wrote a letter (see below) to Commissioner Gabriel calling for:
- National governments to adopt emergency measures that specifically and adequately support the sustainability of all actors of the cultural ecosystems: from the larger actors to individual creators and creative workers.
- Part of the € 37 billion from the “Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative” should be available to the cultural sector with the objective of protecting EU cultural diversity.
- As the EU MFF budget negotiations continue, the EU institutions have to assess the importance of the cultural sector and the need stronger and much better endowed funds for Culture.
Full letter to the Commissioner here.