Horizon Europe: joint letter in support of the integration of cultural and creative sectors

We firmly believe that the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation needs to better integrate one of Europe’s most valuable assets, its cultural and creative sectors.

We fully support the proposal by the European Parliament, as adopted in plenary on 12 December with near unanimity, to introduce a cluster ‘Inclusive & Creative Society‘ to support research on cultural and creative sectors, including EU’s cultural Heritage.

We also call for synergies to be found between programmes designed for the cultural and creative industries and the framework programme for research and innovation – Horizon Europe.

 Full letter here

Undersigned organisations: 

AER (Association of European Radios)
Animation Europe
CEDC (European Coalition for Cultural Diversity)
CEPI (European Coordination of Independent Producers)
CEPIC (Centre of the Picture Industry)
EBU (European Broadcasting Union)
ECSA (European Composer and Songwriter Alliance)
EPC (European Publishers Council)
Europa Distribution
Europe Analytica
FEP (Federation of European Publishers)
FERA (Federation of European Film Directors)
FIAD (International Federation of Film Distributors’ Associations)
FIAPF (Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films)
FSE (Federation of Screenwriters in Europe)
GESAC (European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers)
ICMP (The Global Voice of Music Publishing)
IFPI (representing the music industry worldwide)
IMPALA (Independent Music Companies Association)
IMPF (Independent Music Publishers International Forum)
ISFE (Interactive Software Federation of Europe)
IVF (International Video Federation)
Pearle* (Live Performance Europe)
UNIC (International Union of Cinemas)
UNI MEI (UNI global union – Media and Entertainment International)
VAUNET – German Media Association