“We are more – act for culture in Europe”  is a Europe-wide campaign for the arts and culture. It was launched in October 2010 and will run until 2013, when the EU decides about its next multiannual budget. This campaign wants to show that we are many organisations built up by individuals who value and act for culture in Europe, as it is Media-via editor’s association ‘Culture, Media and Education’ – ARTHEA which is applying a project “Glocal Multimedia Culture”.

“The we are more campaign promotes culture, heritage and the arts, together with education, social cohesion and environmental sustainability, as key areas in which the EU has to make more bold investments if it wants to reach its growth objectives and Europe to remain a thriving democracy in the future.

The campaign aims to influence the negotiations on the next multiannual EU budget beyond 2013 – an opportunity that only comes once every decade! The EU budget will be negotiated over the next two years and we want to make sure that the EU contribution to culture is explicit and with a stronger financial envelope. Read the campaign statement on the European Commission’s budget proposal here (published in July 2011).

The two campaign demands are: A bold and daring Culture Programme for the period 2014-2020 that will fund cutting edge artistic and cultural experimentation around our common European concerns and aspirations. A programme that will support innovative cultural co-operations, and experiment with new artistic, intercultural, social and economic models.”