Coming back stronger! Ways forward for culture

The event will focus on opinions about how the Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCIs) can recover from the absolutely devastating COVID-19 crisis by reopening cultural events and venues.


Opening speech by Sabine Verheyen, Chair of the Culture and Education Committee @ 10:00

  • Introductory remarks by Snezhina Petrova, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
  • Keynote speech by Paolo Leoncini-Bartoli, Director for Cultural Policies and Development at UNESCO
  • Statements by MEPs Alexis Georgoulis and Andrey Slabakov

Panel 1: How to unlock the sector? Best practices and examples in Europe, moderated by MEP Laurence Farreng @ 10:30

  • Deeyah Khan, artist (TBC)
  • Jordi Herreruela Salas, Director of Festival Cruilla Barcelona
  • Coralie Berael, Venue Manager at Forest National
  • Sébastien Justine, Director of Les Forces Musicales and President of FEPS (Fédération Nationale des Employeurs du Spectacle Vivant Public et Privé)

Panel 2: What’s next? The future of culture and arts in Europe, moderated by MEP Salima Yenbou @ 11:00

  • Jean-Noel Tronc, Chair of the board of the Federation of European Authors’ Societies (GESAC)
  • Julia Pagel, Secretary-General of the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO)
  • Prof Sergei Ignatov, Rector of European Humanities University, Vilnius
  • Laura Houlgatte-Abbott, CEO, International Union of Cinemas (UNIC)

Concluding remarks by MEPs Tomasz Frankowski and Fred Matic

Live performance by Laura Crowe and Him @ 11:45

If you wish to join, you must register by 25th May via cultural.recovery@europarl.europa.eu.

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