News Media Europe

News Media Europe reiterates the need to make news media and culture part of national recovery strategies

NME news , March 19, 2021

A year ago, Covid19 hit the world and Europe went into full lockdown. Cultural life has never been reactivated since then and the media sector continues to suffer serious operational and economic consequences.

Consistent with its objective to put culture and the media at the heart of the European recovery and investments, News Media Europe and 110+ European cultural networks and organisations ask European Institutions and national governments to:

  • Fully include culture in each and every National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP), and dedicate at the very least 2% of the Recovery and Resilience Facility envelope for culture.
  • Involve relevant stakeholders in the design and implementation of the NRRPs and build long-term structural support with the industry and civil society.

This letter follows the sector’s calls from June and November 2020.

For more information, please contact Aurore Raoux.