- We are many individuals that value and shape contemporary European cultures. We are more than many. We are more than producers and consumers. We are committed to cultural rights, education and active citizenship.

- We believe that the strong tradition of public funding of the arts across Europe makes a difference to the diversity, accessibility and quality of the arts available to us all.

The arts, culture and the humanities engage and inspire us, and stimulate us to challenge the world we live in.Investing in the arts from kindergarten to old age builds societies that are creative, innovative, democratic and diverse. Let us re-imagine long-term public investment that contributes to human, social and environmental progress.

National governments and EU policymakers are currently taking decisions on the next EU budget that will influence the next ten years of support to cultural activities that benefit everyone who lives in Europe.

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This campaign is supported by

Lothar Bisky (MEP, DE), Piotr Borys (MEP, PL), Peter de Caluwe (Director, La Monnaie, Brussels), Silvia Costa (MEP, IT), Marie Daulne (Singer, BE), Isabelle Durant (Vice-President of the European Parliament, BE), Péter Forgacs (Artist, Hungary), Gianna Nannini (Singer, Italy), Doris Pack (MEP and Chair of the Education and Culture Committee, DE), Raul Romeva (MEP, ES), Enrico Rossi (President of the Region of Tuscany, Italy), Elif Shafak (Writer, Turkey), Helga Trüpel (MEP, DE), Milan Zver (MEP, SI).