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Update on AEC advocacy activities – June

Highlights from the Portuguese presidency of the EU Council: a paradigm shift in European cultural policy? AEC CEO Stefan Gies shares his analysis.

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Update on AEC advocacy activities – May

This month, we will report on two topics that we are not reporting on for the first time, nor will it presumably be the last time: on the one hand, about making music and teaching music under pandemic conditions, and on the other hand, about cultural participation and giving access to culture and cultural education to even more people than in the past.

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Update on AEC advocacy activities – April

It seems as if spring fever is spreading into the Brussels political institutions: new initiatives are being launched and systematic preparation for the post-COVID period is about to start. Today we are presenting two initiatives that illustrate t...

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Updates on AEC advocacy activities

Even in year two of the pandemic, there is hardly any topic when doing advocacy work vis-à-vis with politicians or our partner organisations that is not directly or indirectly related to the ongoing crisis. Almost a year ago we reported on the...

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Updates on AEC advocacy activities

Shortly before Christmas, the shocking news arrived that the United Kingdom would fully withdraw from the Erasmus program. This is remarkable insofar as, as the example of Switzerland shows, it would certainly have been possible to continue individua...

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Update on AEC advocacy activities

The new year starts as the old one ended. The corona epidemic and its consequences, as well as questions related to the concrete implementation of the European Union's 2021-2027 budget continue to be the most important topics on the agenda. In no...

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Advocacy updates

This year, which has been a very special year in many respects, is coming to an end, and it is therefore time to draw a conclusion, but also to give an outlook on what lies ahead in the next few months. As far as it is about the European institution...

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Updates on AEC advocacy activities

Advocacy in times of pandemic The good news: on 10 November, after months of dispute between the European Parliament and the member states, not only an agreement was found on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021 to 2027, but at the end of ...

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Updates on AEC advocacy activities

Advocacy in times of pandemic With the beginning of autumn and the advent of a second pandemic wave, it is gradually becoming clear how advocacy is changing in the current situation. Most of the Commission's employees and many parliamentarians a...

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Updates on AEC Advocacy

What has happened in the past few months has not been without effect on AEC's lobbying and advocacy activities. All in all, it can be noted that many processes have slowed down. But it would not be fair to consider the pandemic as cause of all ev...

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