• To regulate a common space, to be able to implement a taxation that takes into account the intermittents of artistic work. This common space should take into account the differences between the countries of North and South Europe, as there is currently an abysmal disproportion in the conditions of the taxation of artists and cultural workers.

  • Lower and regulate the taxes of added value generated by cultural work in Europe and stop considering culture as a product or object of luxury.

  • 1) Try to change educational systems in the schools of Countries with less possibilities for to involve more the Young peoples in the future and involve them also more in the mobility of Europe. For to do it, is necessary more information in the schools about, for example, Erasmus + programmes. 

    2) More social investments 

    3) More economical helps for sectors like: Agriculture, Arts, Tourism etc. 

  • We can not accept that the passion for artistic work is an excuse for having less opportunities or working in precarious conditions.

  • Dear participants

    Thanks for the interesting conversations and comments.

    I mostly followed the Education & Research and the Labour and Working Condition Conditions sections.

    I’m part of a grassroots organization (Conversas) based in Rotterdam now active in many other European Cities that organize informal meetings every week in different locations with the aim to strengthen and acknowledge the community around us, sharing projects and ideas.

    Just in 2018 we organised more than 20 “conversas” with more than 60 different “conversadores” engaging with an audience of over 500 people.

    Despite these numbers, the team cannot live out of this and we are still struggling to let the municipality understand the importance of our organization.

    Does someone have some suggestions on how to attract/address the right profiles?

    Thank you to the organizers for this insightful day.


  • What should be the main areas of improvement in the new Erasmus programme?

    The ErasmusUpgrade Manifesto published by ESN focused on challenges of the outreach, support services, management and implementation, recognition of mobility outcomes and increased budget. The Manifesto aims at giving clear recommendations based on the opinion of thousands of exchange students.

  • We need mobility across Europe but it is also very resource intensive. Hence, more support for sustainable mobility - e.g train vs plane should be encouraged in the programmes. 

  • We have talked about educations from all angles today and one thing is clear:  we need the holistic approach to the education that puts the learner to the centre!  And for this few solutions came up: 

    1) Social investments in education and learning

    2) Measures that foster cross-sectoral cooperation in a sustainable...

    Lifelong learning remains key when it comes to a decent life in nowadays world. New skills have to be acquired on a daily basis not only for professional but mainly for personal development and well- being. The advancement of technology, shifting the balance between democracy and authoritarian regimes in Europe and changing demographics require easy access to learning opportunities at any age with adapted methods for each learner.



  • With our Dreamsuitcase "Droomtheater" from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, we develop small scale shadow theatre projects to connect stories top down, bottom up and in between. We want to be between the people, with real inter-esse. Our principles are to work inter-national, inter-cultural, inter-disciplinary, inter-generationally and inter-active. The mobile shadowtheatre - dreamsuitcase can function as an inter-mediair between people, institutions and organisations. Last weeks we work on the street with a performance, give workshops with the theme "mobility" in a school for teachers in the Netherlands, exchanged our experiences at a symposium for applied puppetry in health care in the UK, started a Pop Up shadowtheatre studio in a community centre for creating new Dreams for Europe, will perform at the Journées Européenes de la Marionnette in Brussel 18 and 19th of May . We are in favour of this inter-work and feel challenged to formulate new ideas about a new Europe. We profit from the heritage and future of Europe. We are concerned how people with less oppurtunities in income, education, health, housing, ageing can profit from Europe too

  • There should be an EU common instrument for freelance and independent working and assistance in the transition to new ways of working. Alongside this there needs to be changes in the welfare state and social rights to support freelance and independent work / workers.

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