Culture Action Europe
rue Baron Horta 13, 1000 Brussels
Missions and objectives
Culture Action Europe (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.
Our mission is to advocate the arts and culture as a fundamental building block of the common future of Europe and beyond. Our network enables us to research the multiple natures of cultural practices, to interact and mediate in order to ease effective policy-level communications and to share our collective knowledge and expertise.
We use different approaches to achieve our mission: Advocacy, Networking, Research and analysis supported by a platform which distributes relevant information and connects diverse actors. These approaches are parts of an integrated system; they provide feedback to each other, work as independently as possible and also act jointly when necessary in order to achieve our strategic goals.