The coronavirus has affected all countries in Europe, and it is already evident that the cultural sector is and will be heavily impacted. We stand in solidarity with every person and organisation that are affected by the virus not only in Europe but also elsewhere in the world, and by the measures taken to contain it.
On behalf of European Cultural Networks, platforms and cultural organisations, Culture Action Europe wrote a joint letter on the 20th of March, 2020 to the Commissioner Gabriel and Members of Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC). The letter lists our proposals regarding the ways to cope with the consequences of COVID-19 on Creative Europe and the European Cultural and Creative Sectors.
Information source: https://cultureactioneurope.org/news/effect-of-covid-19-on-creative-europe-and-the-european-ccs/
The Deputy Chairperson of the National Commission for Cultural Heritage Filinaitė said: “This terrifying pandemic has already affected many areas. Culture, which is one of the most sensitive areas, is not an exception. There we will feel the consequences for a long time if we do not make the necessary decisions in time. The National Commission for Cultural Heritage, which has canceled the planned events for the occasion of the opening the UNESCO World Heritage Year in Lithuania, must also change its planned activities. There is uncertainty here, too.