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No Europe without culture: European Parliament elections campaign

The Culture Action Europe EP Elections 2019 Campaign aims to foster a stronger recognition of the cultural dimension of the European Union and culture’s contribution to Europe and to encourage voters to make their voice heard by participating in the European Parliamentary elections.

The campaign gives voters the ability to make an informed decision about the role of culture in the political party programmes and provides a basis for activists, CAE members and citizens in their own countries to advocate for political parties to adopt a positive stance on the role of culture in the future of the European Union.

It encourages them to organise events and debates with politicians, contact their politicians through letters and meetings and display the campaign’s posters and stickers. In this way, we can join forces to campaign for culture’s contribution to Europe as a necessary source of unity and a force for cooperation and mutual understanding.

The campaign will bring together voters from all over Europe to take part in a live online dialogue on 25 April 2019 on the fundamental role of culture in the progress of the European Union discussing the link between culture and identity, borders, human rights and education.

The campaign also provides activists, voters and citizens with a toolkit (CAE’s political Appeal, posters, stickers, letter templates and more) to enable them to take action, as well as building a community and alliances in and outside the cultural sector.

What can you do? 

  • Change your social media banners to the CAE Elections Campaign graphics for the action day (25 April) or longer

  • Tweet or post your support of the CAE Elections Appeal and call on your Member State’s MEPs to recognise culture’s contribution to Europe

  • Get in touch with 3 MEPs from your Member State to ask them CAE’s election questions (feel free to adapt the questions to suit your particular areas of interest!) and send them the appeal

  • Publish the blog post about the campaign on your website

Click here for more information on the campaign, details of actions, suggested tweets, and more.