In the beginning of 2011, Culture Action Europe contacted all members to support the setting up of national campaign coordination groups. Apart from translating the campaign message to national political contexts and advocating for the campaign objectives on regional and national level, the national coordination groups are organizing public events to invite individuals and organisations beyond the Culture Action Europe membership to join the campaign.
In Sweden, the work of the national coordination group, consisting of Culture Clinic, NCK – Nordic Centre for Cultural Heritage Learning, NKF – Nordic Arts Association, Riksteatern, Trans Europe Halles and TILLT, is coordinated by Intercult.
In the beginning of March, the national coordination group sent a joint communication on the next EU Culture Programme to the Swedish Ministry of Culture and also met with ministry representatives to present the communication and the campaign from a Swedish perspective. The national coordination group will now continue to use the communication in their advocacy work towards other ministries, as well as in internal meetings and public debates with Swedish members of the European Parliament.
Representatives of the national coordination group will also be present during several public events, for instance during the IETM Meeting in Stockholm the 14th-17th of April. Keep your eyes open for we are more campaign events during conferences and festivals in Sweden this spring!
For more information on the national coordination groups, please don’t hesitate to contact Campaign Co-ordinator Emma Ernsth.