We are very pleased to announce the publication of the Brainstorming Report on 'Culture and the Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities' which counted with the participation and input of the 4Cs Project.



The third topic of Voices of Culture 2019 – 2021 will ask questions about the challenges and opportunities for culture and the sustainable development goals. How can new priorities, policies, actions and funding streams better address this issue?  The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a 15-year global framework.  It is centred on an ambitious set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 169 targets and over 230 indicators.  The SDGs address all UN Member States and the European Union. They address governments, civil society and the private sector. And they include culture. For cultural organizations, the Sustainable Development Goals create both challenges and opportunities. The main challenge is how to ensure the effective contribution of culture to the global policy agenda. The main opportunities lie in demonstrating culture’s importance to society, and supporting advocacy. The Brainstorming Report is the result of a Brainstorming Session which took place digitally on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2020, as part of the Voices of Culture cycle focusing on ‘Culture and the Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities’. The report was presented to and discussed with representatives of the European Commission during a digital Dialogue Meeting on the 11th of February 2021. It was published on the 26th of February 2021.


The Report is available here.

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