A "European Culture Cheque": Culture has a transformative power that can help promote social cohesion, solidarity and the engagement of the young in solving social problems. We want young people to have critical thinking, to develop their own ideas, to be independent, creative and able to understand the complexity of the world by themselves. Critical citizens are the key to well-functioning democracy.
Young people should be encouraged to take part in cultural activities and access cultural performances and heritage. We want to introduce European Youth Cheques for cultural activities – a voucher giving free access for all young people in the EU to cultural events and venues