European Alliance of Academies calls for the violations of artistic freedom in Hungary to be prosecuted with existing legal measures and for the legal framework to protect the independence of cultural institutions and cultural practitioners wherever this is threatened.
Solidarity is good. Action is better. The European Alliance of Academies is using the occasion of Europe Day to advocate for the freedom of art. What legal and political opportunities are there to defend it? How can artistic collaboration take place in the digital space? What role does Europe play for artists? Political and artistic possibilities for action will be discussed in collaboration with the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and Alliance stakeholders from all over Europe.
In an online event, the approach is discussed with stakeholders from culture and politics in Europe. German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heiko Maas, will open the event with a welcoming address. Sabine Verheyen, Chairwoman of the Committee on Culture and Media in the European Parliament, will react from a European perspective. Alliance stakeholders from Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, the UK, Slovenia and Germany will present their means of Action.
With: Liesbeth Bik (Akademie van Kunsten/Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), Ferenc Czinki (Society of Hungarian Authors), Marion Döring (European Film Academy), Gyözö Ferencz (Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts), Wolfgang Kaleck (European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights), Dominika Kasprowicz (Villa Decius Kraków), Christoph Markschies (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities), Jeanine Meerapfel (Akademie der Künste), Norbert Palz (Berlin University of the Arts), Aleš Šteger (writer), Marina Warner (Royal Society of Literature), among others
Presenter: Annette Riedel, Deutschlandfunk Kultur
The Video will be available on Sunday, 9 May 2021 (in English)
Supported by the Federal Foreign Office and the Society of Friends of the Akademie der Künste