Culture to play a bigger role in EU diplomacy
Cultural relations should have a more prominent role in EU foreign policy, as it helps to prevent conflicts and promotes EU values, the European Parliament is to urge on Wednesday.
A resolution advocates for culture to become an essential part of EU political dialogue with non-EU countries, as it is a powerful bridge between people, helps to strengthen civil society, to prevent radicalisation and conflicts, and disseminate EU values.
MEPs recommend developing an effective EU strategy for international cultural relations, providing a separate EU budget line for this, launching an EU programme on international mobility and creating a Cultural Visa Programme.
Procedure: Own-initiative resolution
Debates: Tuesday, 4 July
Votes: Wednesday, 5 July
Press conference: Wednesday, 5 July at 14.30