A new Work Plan for Culture adopted by the Council of the European Union

The Council of the European Union adopted Conclusions on the Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022.

The plan is considered a strategic instrument setting priorities and defining concrete actions to address the increasing shift to digital technologies, globalisation and growing societal diversity in the area of cultural policy.

The Work Plan, adopted on 27 November 2018, sets out the following five priorities for European cooperation in cultural policy-making:

  • Sustainability in cultural heritage
  • Cohesion and well-being
  • An ecosystem supporting artists, cultural and creative professionals and European content
  • Gender equality
  • International cultural relations

The priorities are complemented by 17 concrete actions to be carried out over a period of four years. The Work Plan is part of the European Agenda for Culture strategic framework.

Source: European Commission