The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) has launched the statement ‘Brexit and a way forward, together’, which was jointly developed with a consortium of several foundations, cultural institutions and practitioners, including Allianz Kulturstiftung, British Council, Goethe Institut, Fondazione San Paolo.
The ECF are asking foundations & cultural institutions working in Europe endorse and co-sign this ‘positive, forward-looking message’ supported by examples of collaborative projects. The ECF states Brexit could be ‘A moment that creates a new sense of purpose for building and strengthening a shared European cultural space, which the UK has always been and will always be part of.’
‘We are convinced the ongoing political and institutional alienation between the United Kingdom and the rest of the EU must not lead to a more cultural and societal separation, neither in the UK nor in other European societies,’ the statement reads. ‘Therefore, we will intensify our activities and efforts to enable communities and individuals across Europe to co-shape their dreams, their futures, a common cultural space, with creativity and in cooperation.’
Read the full statement and current signatories here: http://www.culturalfoundation.eu