Barriers to accessing culture

06-06-2018

Culture as a means of expression and identity plays an important role for a coherent and tolerant society, and for creative and talented individuals to thrive. The European Union has a rich and diverse culture but not all its citizens actively participate in it, either as 'consumers' or as amateur artists. During its June session the European Parliament is expected to discuss an own-initiative report analysing the reasons for this situation.

Culture as a means of expression and identity plays an important role for a coherent and tolerant society, and for creative and talented individuals to thrive. The European Union has a rich and diverse culture but not all its citizens actively participate in it, either as 'consumers' or as amateur artists. During its June session the European Parliament is expected to discuss an own-initiative report analysing the reasons for this situation.