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FOR the "GREENING" of THE EU CULTURE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

Culture and education play a key role in driving the societal change we must achieve. We can use the programmes smartly to contribute to the wider environmental objectives.

Adoption of Laurence Farreng's report calling for "greening" the EU culture and education programmes

Laurence Farreng MEP at EDP Council

This Tuesday French MEP Laurence Farreng’s report on Effective measures to 'green' Erasmus+, Creative Europe and the European Solidarity Corps was adopted by the European Parliament - by 566 votes to 52 and 69 abstentions.

"Culture and education play a key role in driving the societal change we must achieve. We can use the programmes smartly to contribute to the wider environmental objectives." pointed out Laurence Farreng.

Erasmus+, Creative Europe and European Solidarity Corps programmes impact the daily lives of millions of Europeans and should be "greened" in order to further contribute to the societal change aimed for in the European Green deal, says a resolution adopted by the European Parliament on Tuesday.

French MEP and rapporteur Laurence Farreng stressed that: “With this report, the European Parliament affirms the place of the Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps and Creative Europe programmes in the Green Deal, while making concrete proposals for the Commission to roll out in the 2021-2027 programmes. Culture and education play a key role in driving the societal change we must achieve. We can use the programmes smartly to contribute to the wider environmental objectives.”

“At the same time, we need to rethink mobility by giving people the opportunity to use less polluting means of transport. But mobility is irreplaceable and must remain at the heart of our education, culture and youth programme. Culture, plays a major role to play in raising public awareness of and promoting engagement with climate issues. Artistic freedom is sacrosanct, but we can do much make content production, distribution and consumption more environmentally friendly.”, said the rapporteur Laurence Farreng.