"Culture, education and the arts, citizens' participation, equality and freedom for all, democracy and the rule of law, balanced regional development, environmental protection and social justice are the necessary
foundations on which to build a sustainable Europe and to recover from the current crisis. They are investments in our common future and must be protected from financial cuts.

This is no time for horizontal cuts. It is the moment to support a united Europe, furthering its citizens' diversity, well-being and engagement.

We call on you to move beyond historic positions and current mindsets to commit to supporting EU investment and spending to reflect the people-centred values and objectives, which are the only basis upon which to build both common and national interests".


Letter to Heads of State
The national leaders of all Member States will soon gather to debate the next EU budget (2014-2020). Their decisions will impact our common future.