Education, culture, youth and sport
#TheFutureIsYours Education, culture, youth and sport in Europe
Amplify – Auscultation Session 1, Portugal
Under 'Amplify: make the future of Europe yours", the session will be open to the in-person contribution of participants to the identification and discussion of key topics and issues on which recommendations for the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) will be produced.
Museu de Marinha, Praça do Império, Belém
Event reportThe hybrid event included both face-to-face and virtual sessions, in which 36 professionals from the artistic and cultural sectors were invited to share their experiences and visions for the future of the sector in Europe. Of questions (1) How would you describe a ‘better Europe’? (2) What problems do you see in your area that need more attention in Europe? (3) What is it that people are wrong or how do they misrepresent their community? And (4) What challenges do you and your peers face in the cultural community?three key ideas emerged: 1. The need to protect the professional status of those who work in the arts and culture by combating the vulnerability to which these professionals are vulnerable, establishing fair and inclusive mechanisms for access to the profession and dignifying these professions as in other economic areas; 2. The importance of valuing amateur artistic education and practices from educational contexts, training children familiar with artistic practice and competent in creativity and citizenship; 3. The urgent need to promote a more diversified cultural offer in decentralised form, supported by cultural policies that bring citizens and in particular young people closer together, and by instrumentalising culture as a tool for territorial cohesion and combating desertification. In addition to these three themes, others have emerged, which should also be mentioned: 1. Less bureaucratic funding mechanisms in order to be more accessible to small organisations and independent artists or resident foreigners, with transparent processes. 2. Strengthening the Union in Europe by combating regional asymmetries between European countries, both in terms of the distribution of powers and the living standards of populations. 3. Promoting a more European life, through knowledge of the various European languages and cultures, fostered by mobility programmes from teaching. 4. Encouraging inclusion, equality, diversity and accessibility, fundamental pillars of the Union, materialised in ensuring equal rights for all its native citizens and those who have decided to live in their territories. 5. Promote participatory citizenship, involving communities in decision-making processes and in the construction of cultural programs, having the right to cultural as a fundamental right. PADLET: https://padlet.com/ivooosterbeek/58xdimhmtc1if3d5
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