Benjamin Feyen
ESNS: 2024
EU cultural policy expert and activist, European Parliament
Benjamin Feyen is an EU cultural policy expert and activist based in Brussels. He is Secretary General of the Cultural Creators Friendship Group (CCFG), an informal coalition of currently 28 individual Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from 6 different political groups and 14 different countries. The aim of the CCFG is to improve the European cultural ecosystem with a focus on the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS) and in particular on the situation and conditions of creators of cultural works, i.e. authors, performers and artists. Benjamin has more than two decades of experience in politics and is a passionate songwriter and music producer. As policy advisor to several MEPs since 2015, he was involved in the negotiations on the EU's Creative Europe programme 2021-2027 and in numerous other legislative files and political resolutions relevant to the music sector. For many years, he has been a speaker at music conferences across Europe.
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