Salon Culture #2 (DE): Interview with MEP Petra Kammerevert by Culture Action Europe published on 2019-02-26T12:02:28Z Why must culture be central in rebuilding Europe? How does culture foster development of sustainable and resilient societies? Why should culture and the arts get a substantial financial support? Culture Action Europe discusses cultural policy developments with experts, policy-makers, artists, activists, partners and friends. Salon Culture #1 is dedicated to Culture and Education. European institutions have long acknowledged the benefits of arts and cultural education. ‘Cultural awareness and expression’, understood as the appreciation of the importance of the creative expression of ideas, experiences and emotions in a range of media, including music, performing arts, literature, and the visual arts, is one of the eight key competences that the Union set forth in lifelong learning. In the current political and social context, cultural awareness and expression emerges as a core competence supporting the values of democracy, fostering active citizenship and positive self-awareness, as well as intercultural dialogue. Salon Culture #2: Culture Action Europe talks with the MEP Petra Kammerevert about EU policies that strengthens links between culture and education (available in German). Petra Kammerevert is a Member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D). She is the chair of the Committee on Culture and Education (apart from culture and education this committee is responsible for information-society, media, youth and sports policy), Member of the Delegation to the EU-Montenegro SAPC and Substitute member of the Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee.