Estonian culture minister to meet with EU colleagues in Brussels on Friday

  • 2023-11-24
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Culture Minister Heidy Purga is on a visit to Brussels on Friday, where she will participate in a meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council of the European Union.

According to Purga, the coping of creatives and cultural professionals is a relevant topic all over the world, and it will definitely be interesting to hear how European colleagues deal with this difficult topic in their countries.

"Our creative salaries are certainly one possible example here. I look forward to discussions on how the livelihood of people working in the cultural sector can be improved by stimulating the creative economy. In addition, we will discuss the topic of a safe sports environment with the sports ministers. As sport is one of the most beneficial activities for people's physical and mental health, it is very important that the sports environment is safe and secure for both athletes and spectators, ensuring a pleasant experience for all members of society," Purga said.

The political exchange of ideas in the cultural-audiovisual field will focus on improving the working conditions of creatives and cultural professionals. The political exchange of sports ministers will focus on a safe sports environment and hate speech in sports.

Purga will also give her colleagues an overview of the concept of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 program and invite them to take part in the events.