Coming back stronger! Ways forward for culture

Wednesday 26 May @ 10:00 - Live broadcast

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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