Culture is a powerful tool to build bridges between people and reinforce mutual understanding. Artistic freedom, enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU as well as the Treaty of the EU, is essential for development of our open democracies and our European values and identity. I, therefore, welcome the Council conclusions on an EU strategic approach to international cultural relations and a framework for action of 8 April.
How do Europeans go a-wooing? Probably in much the same way as everyone else, although obviously down the ages every country and culture has had – and still has – its own courtship manuals.
This publication is part of a series of catalogues published in the context of the exhibitions organized by the EESC.
The study examines international reports for culture's impact on European cities and its use as a tool for regeneration and development. It provides an overview of the factors in EU city development linked to culture and identity through selective qualitative and quantitative analysis. Culture is examined thematically in terms of its use as a vehicle for economic growth, a tool for reconverting cities, for integration and inclusiveness, and as a pillar of European identity.
This leaflet is part of a series of publications published in the context of the cultural events organised by the EESC.
Songs of Longing was the EESC's 60th Anniversary Cultural Event.
"Three interwoven artistic threads will lead us through these Songs of Longing, showing us how our diverse cultural heritages nurture contemporary creation; linking us across centuries and continents us to our pasts and hopes for the future, to our joint humanity."
The EESC will host the photography exhibition "Romanian landscapes of my heart" featuring the work of the well-known Romanian photographer, Sorin Onisor.
Often called "the Romanian village photographer", he inspires many young people and his photographs of Romanian landscapes and countryside life are highly appreciated.
The exhibition will be displayed at the EESC from 23 April until 26 May 2019, in the context of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU.