Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
In 2018 the Commission adopted a New European Agenda for Culture, to reflect the evolution of the cultural sectors since the 2007 European Agenda for Culture, and to respond to 2017 calls from the Leaders of the EU27 for “a Union where citizens have new opportunities for cultural and social development and economic growth, a Union which preserves our cultural heritage and promotes cultural diversity”. The New European Agenda for Culture Communication COM (2018) 267 and its accompanying Staff Working Document provide the framework for cooperation on culture at the EU level. The New European Agenda has three strategic objectives: - Social dimension – harnessing the power of culture and cultural diversity for social cohesion and well-being - Economic dimension – supporting culture-based creativity in education and innovation, and for jobs and growth - External dimension – strengthening international cultural relations. These focus on the positive contribution that culture brings to Europe’s society, its economy and international relations. The Agenda also sets out enhanced working methods with Member States, civil society organisations and international partners. The New European Agenda for Culture includes three references to the UNESCO 2005 Convention including a commitment from the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to support the implementation of the Convention in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries through the 11th European Development Fund Intra-ACP culture programme (described separately in this report).
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