Reacting to the uncertain situation caused by the global pandemic, the CDCPP Bureau members decided to hold a one-day on-line CDCPP meeting on 30 June and a plenary session on 10, 12-13 November in Strasbourg. The idea is to keep the dynamics of the Committee going throughout the year, so that the various areas of work can move forward.
At the June meeting, the CDCPP discussed the Manifesto on the Freedom of Expression of Arts and Culture in the Digital Era, as well as a concept for a new Digital #exhibition – “Free to Create - Create to be Free”– both are contributions to the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights. These initiatives were launched at the CDCPP session on 10 November, highlighting the sector's specific contribution to upholding Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law.
Three thematic debates - Covid 19 and culture; AI, culture, creativity and cultural heritage; Sustainable Development and climate change- generated insight and action proposals for further CDCPP work including the preparation of policy recommendations. Progress reports on ongoing CDCPP activities were discussed and internal and external partners, including, inter alia, PACE, the Congress, the EU, reported on their activities of interest to the Committee.