we are more – act for culture in Europe is a Europe-wide campaign for the arts and culture. It was launched in October 2010 and will run until 2013, when the EU decides about its next multiannual budget for the years 2014-2020.

The we are more campaign promotes culture, heritage and the arts, together with education, social cohesion and environmental sustainability, as key areas in which the EU has to make more bold investments if it wants to reach its growth objectives and Europe to remain a thriving democracy in the future.

Who is behind the campaign? 

The force behind the we are more campaign is Culture Action Europe, a coalition of more than 100 organisations and many artists across Europe, in strategic partnership with the European Cultural Foundation. It is an open source advocacy tool that encourages arts and cultural organisations across Europe to get involved and stand up for increased support to arts and culture in the policies and programmes of the European Union.

The we are more campaign is funded through Culture Action Europe’s own contributions as well as the kind support of the European Cultural Foundation, the Arts and Culture Program of the Open Society Foundations, support from members and partners and donations from private persons and organisations.

Culture Action Europe is funded by its members, support from the EU Culture Programme 2007-2013 and the European Cultural Foundation. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Campaign Ambassadors

The campaign ambassadors are high level public figures from different sectors and disciplines who support the campaign. The recruitment of Campaign Ambassadors will continue throughout the campaign life-cycle. The campaign currently has four Campaign Ambassadors; the Belgian singer Marie Daulne, the Hungarian media artist and filmmaker Péter Forgacs, the Italian singer Gianna Nannini and the Turkish writer Elif Shafak.

Advisory Committee

As a complement to the strategic work on the campaign done by the Culture Action Europe Executive Committee, an Advisory Committee consisting of high-level intellectuals and cultural operators has been set up. By bringing in expertise on the EU institutions’ decision-making processes and different national perspectives and specificities, the Advisory Committee members ensures that the campaign makes the right dossier choices and push the right buttons at the right time.


The we are more campaign is endorsed by Europa Nostra and the European Heritage Alliance 3.3.


For more information, please contact the Campaign Co-ordinator on campaign@wearemore.eu or +32 2 534 4002.

16 Responses to About

  1. Marta says:

    reading the letter i came across to citizen&apos twice and i would like to know what it is, if something. thanks.

  2. Larissa Latif Plácido Saré says:


    I would like to subcribe, but my nationality is not available in your form. I was just wondering… such as culture is an universal subject, so maybe non european citizens support could be interesting to this cause… What do you think?

    • admin says:

      Dear Larissa, thank you for your comment! Our campaign is definitely not only focusing on EU-countries but on a broader definition of the European project. You’re more than welcome to sign our manifesto (www.wearemore.eu/manifesto). The online petition to the Heads of State is slightly different since it targets those who have a mandate to decide upon and who will meet to debate the next EU budget this Thurs 22 Nov. You’re however more than welcome to sign that too, you could maybe for instance choose an EU-country in the dropdown list where you’ve been/are living/working/studying / have a special connection to? Thanks for your support!

  3. Emma Libran says:

    Happy Europe day ! Listen to this brand new 21 C revamped version of Ode to joy ! is.gd/odeacapella

  4. Retschi Gogh says:

    good activity.
    Just that I can’t find any disclaimer about your privacy policy…

    good luck

    • admin says:

      Dear Retschi, thanks for your comment! Our disclaimer about privacy is sent to everyone who signs our manifesto and reads like this: “We care about your privacy. We would like to stay in touch with you and will subscribe you to our list for the campaign newsletter that we send six times per year. When receiving the newsletter, you always have the option to unsubscribe. We will not share your personal information with any of our partners.” Best wishes and thanks once again for your support to the campaign!

  5. stafford says:


    Est ce que l’accès aux pratiques artistiques pour les personnes en situation de handicap est pris en compte dans votre démarche. Si oui, sous quelles formes ?

    Bien cordialement,

    • admin says:


      Dans la déclaration de la campagne ‘we are more’ concernant le prochain programme européen pour la culture, que nous avons publiée la semaine dernière, nous demandons justement aux décideurs politiques d’inscrire l’accès à la culture comme une priorité du programme. La proposition faite par la Commission européenne programme mentionne pour l’instant une priorité en termes de “développement des audiences” mais nous leur demandons de souligner l’aspect social de l’accès à la culture, et pas seulement sa dimension qualitative.

      Par aspect social nous entendons l’accès à la culture pour les minorités et les populations défavorisées, quelles qu’elles soient, et par accès à la culture, nous parlons aussi de la pratique artistique active.

      Donc oui, pour répondre à votre question, la campagne couvre cette question!

      Merci pour votre question!

  6. Amélie Rougeot says:

    It’s a shame that the website and campaign material seem to be only in English. I would like to share this with non-English speaking friends, but will they be motivated enough to read through? Any plans of translating a little into other European Languages?

  7. Mariana Boca says:

    Who are you, in fact? Tell us MORE about the people involved in… Names, CV-details etc.
    There is NOT very clear who are you and what is your plan!

    Mariana Boca

    • admin says:

      Dear Mariana,

      Thank you for your comment. The ‘we are more – act for culture in Europe’ campaign has been launched by Culture Action Europe in strategic partnership with the European Cultural Foundation. In the About-section on the campaign website you can find the names of the members of the Advisory Committee that we have set up for the campaign. You can find the names and biographies of the members of the Executive Committee of Culture Action Europe here: http://www.cultureactioneurope.org/lang-en/network/executive-committee. For more information about the governance of European Cultural Foundation, please visit http://www.eurocult.org/about-us/governance

      Best wishes, Emma Ernsth – Campaign Co-ordinator

  8. I will like to work with you.
    I hope…

  9. Many thanks to all involved it this wonderful initiative!! If you ever need help here in the UK, do let me know – as an artist myself, I ought to cooperate! I am certainly spreading the word…
    Iluá <3

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