Briefing 
 

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

2016/2240(INI)

Debates: Tuesday, 4 July

Votes: Wednesday, 5 July

Press conference: Wednesday, 5 July at 14.30