This publication collects relevant evidence substantiating the impact of culture across a range of EU policy fields. The evidence included in this impact review demonstrates without doubt the EU added value of culture and the subsequent need to properly support the cultural ecosystem.
Culture Action Europe and the Budapest Observatory have joined forces to collect relevant research and studies in collaboration with members and partners. This cross-sectoral cooperation has allowed us to identify robust qualitative and quantitative evidence of culture’s impact at EU level and beyond, underpinned with case studies, examples of past and current best practices and principles of EU action in the cultural field. This collection offers a sound overview of the impact of culture on sustaining democratic principles and social cohesion, its fundamental role in promoting a futureoriented education, its contribution to the economy and the standing of Europe in the world.