The cultural and creative sectors (CCSs) in Europe need an ecosystem that supports their sustainability and development perspectives; this is even more necessary now with the dramatic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has further highlighted the urgent need to support the resilience of the CCSs.
The Council Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022 recognises an ecosystem supporting artists, cultural and creative professionals and European content as one of its priorities. This includes, for example, the status of the artists and of cultural professionals and their working conditions, fair pay, artistic freedom, mobility of artists and cultural and creative professionals, cross-border cooperation, access to finance, etc.
EENC contribution to date
Support to the Open Method of Coordination Working Group of Member States’ experts on “The status and working conditions of artists and cultural and creative professionals"
The EENC will support the work Open Method of Coordination Working Group of Member States’ experts on an “The status and working conditions of artists and cultural and creative professionals" that will start at the end of 2021. The Working Group will look at the characteristics of employment of artists and cultural and creative professionals in the EU Member States and will take note of the recommendations by “Voices of Culture” on the topic.
The EENC has also contributed to the following:
Report on “Workshop for Complementary Funding for Cultural Heritage”
Access to financial resources, is an essential part of a sustainable ecosystem for CCSs. The EENC has supported a research paper on “Workshop for Complementary Funding for Cultural Heritage”.
- The report is available here.
Report from the Conference “Diversity and Competitiveness of the European Music Sector” in the context of Music Moves Europe (MME), 4-5 March 2021
In 2021, the EENC has supported the European Commission in preparing the report from the Conference “Diversity and Competitiveness of the European Music Sector” with EU Member States’ experts. Since 2015, Music Moves Europe (MME) is the overarching framework for the European Commission's initiatives and actions in support of the European music sector. It has since developed further as a framework for discussions and today it stands for the EU support for music.