Discussion panel to the results of the european study
Access to Culture has become a major topic on the cultural policy agenda of Europe as well as on other levels of government. The European Civil Society Platform on Access to Culture reported:
“Access to Culture is an essential right of all citizens but becomes fundamental in the case of those with economic and social challenges […] However, there is a notable gap and a lack of political and public debate on and between principles and commitments, and everyday practices of fostering Access to Culture“.
Further relevance on the knowledge on the interaction between European priority setting on Access to Culture and the impact on national policy is enhanced by the current debate on the new EU Culture Programme 2014-2020, focusing on Access to Culture and the “development of long term audiences on European works”.