Yesterday, 29 June 2021, the Commission Vice-President in charge of promoting the European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas together with the Commissioner for Culture, Mariya Gabriel presented the Commission guidelines for the safe re-opening of the cultural sector.
The European Commission publishes these guidelines at a time when the epidemiological situation is improving and COVID-19 vaccination campaigns are speeding up, Member States are gradually reopening cultural venues and activities.
The CHARTER Alliance is grateful to the Commissioner Mariya Gabriel for promoting this initiative and ensures that the whole Consortium is ready to contribute with its action to their implementation in the cultural heritage sector and to their further dissemination.
The CHARTER Alliance congratulates the Commissioner Mariya Gabriel to have ensured through this action the recognition of the crucial role played by culture and in particular by the cultural and creative sectors and industries (CCSI) during lockdown circumstances, when new forms of engagement and creativity to reach audiences through digital means were developed.
By recognizing that this vital new EU initiative is extremely important for the sector’s recovery, the project coordinator, Professor LluÍs Bonet has commented: “Our mission is centered on creating a lasting and comprehensive skills strategy for the cultural heritage sector, for which we cannot evade the extraordinary and complex context in which the sector is placed after the Covid-19 pandemic. CHARTER will respond and integrate the lessons the epidemiological crisis left us with, seeking to transform this negative experience into constructive and positive knowledge for a sustainable and resilient European cultural heritage sector”.
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