Stichting H401 is a member of Culture Action Europe (CAE), Brussels.

CAE is the major European network of cultural networks, organisations, artists, activists, academics and policymakers. CAE is the first port of call for informed opinion and debate about arts and cultural policy in the EU. As the only intersectoral network, it brings together all practices in culture, from the performing arts to literature, the visual arts, design and cross-arts initiatives, to community centres and activist groups. CAE believes in the value and values of culture and its contribution to the development of sustainable and inclusive societies.

Since 2020 CAE together with their partners European Cultural Foundation and Europa Nostra launched the campaign #CulturalDealEU.

The Cultural Deal for Europe is a call to the European Union to place culture at the heart of its political vision and ambition for years to come. The proposed Cultural Deal for Europe can help to mainstream culture in its key policies. “Endorsed by thousands of organisations, individuals and 110 European cultural networks, our initiative became instrumental for setting the symbolic goal of 2% for culture in national recovery and resilience plans (post-Covid) and, in turn, mobilising and securing an estimated 12 billion EUR for culture across the European Union.”

#CulturalDealEU is looking ahead to 2024 and beyond, they formulated a renewed call on the European Union, EU Member States, and wider Europe to, read here: Cultural Deal.

Team #CulturalDealEU: Secretary-general Europa Nostra Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, director European Cultural Foundation André Wilkes, Secretary-general Culture Action Europe Lars Ebert.