Practitioners’ Network - A leverage for Cooperation in Culture for Development
In May 4th, 2020 14 European Development Agencies signed the Declaration of Cooperation in Culture for Development – Towards a Sustainable Transformation.
Practitioners’ Network Group recognised that culture is art, creativity, innovation and resilience. The cultural and creative sectors are playing an important role in the crisis fostering social relations, and the Development Agencies agree that this sector need to be showcased.
EU Council Conclusions and Decisions recognise that “Culture is both an enabler and an important component of development and may facilitate social inclusion, freedom of expression, identity building, civil empowerment and conflict prevention while strengthening economic growth”.
This Declaration is enhancing the role of Culture in Development cooperation and reinforces the synergies and harmonization between Development Agencies. It is aligned with the Sustainable Development framework – UN 2030 Agenda, focused on people, planet and prosperity.
Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity
We invite you to have a look at this declaration and to share it with your colleagues, fellows, any person in order to initiate communication about culture and its positive impacts on development cooperation.
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