Support for the European non-profit culture needed

We support Culture Action Europe's call for proper support to non-profit cultural organisations active on local, regional, national and European level that wish to work in a European context and contribute to building a stronger European Union.

Key messages of their statement:

  • Non-profit cultural organisations should be considered important stakeholders at the EU level, to be included in consultations and involved in strategic processes as they are active players and have specific expertise.
  • The new application of financial assessment rules actively prevents organisations in the cultural and creative sectors from accessing EU funding – particularly in specific EU countries where national regulations do not permit non-profit organisations to keep the reserves needed to be rated financially “strong” by the EU – endangering a sizable percentage of cooperation projects and European networks.
  • Due to their non-market oriented and mission-driven engagement, vital for creating and fostering the non-economic value of culture, non-profit cultural organisations require public support above all. However, their access to financial support provided by the next generation of funding programmes is at risk. 

Read the full statement on Culture Action Europe's website.