Download here the paper The Decisive Deal: A European Resolution on Culture, Values, Democracy and Citizenship
The European House for Culture (EHfC) is organising a roundtable discussion on December 10th 2014 in Brussels, bringing together approximately 50 influential personalities.
The EHfC, as part of the Cultural Coalition for a Citizens’ Europe, embarked on a programme for the 2014 European elections called The Decisive Deal: A European Resolution on Culture, Values, Democracy and Citizenship. The participatory process has gathered citizens’ ideas from across Europe and developed them during various events and online during 2012-2013.
This citizen-sourced process finished gathering concepts at the Brussels Conversations 2013 and reached a ‘decisive’ phase in 2014. Developed together with high-level politicians, these proposals and demands were presented as a citizen’s pact to the top candidates to the European elections at the occasion of the Berlin Conference in March 2014. Now that the new Parliament and the new Commission are in place we will work with elected leaders of all parties at local, national and European level and to realize the goal of implementing this Decisive Deal: A European Resolution on Culture, Values, Democracy and Citizenship in the next 5-year political term.
The members of the EHfC and the Brussels Conversations 2014 have an important role to play in this process. In view of a long term planning and concrete action plan to be agreed upon, we ask participants to share their view on the concrete topics, actions and visions for the next 5 years in order to have a decision from the political level (EP & Member states & others) and to be developed further by citizens, individuals including politicians.
The society Felix Meritis (cofounder and manager of the A Soul for Europe initiative) is participating in the proposition and production of the European Resolution for Culture.