The European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (ECCD) welcome the political agreement reached in trilogue between the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission, after long negotiations over the last few months.
Since the beginning of the Copyright directive reform’s process, the EU institutions came under great pressure and struggled to find a balanced compromise that will guarantee sustainability for Europe’s creators, their work and Europe’s cultural diversity in the online world.
The final text succeeds in making sure that online platforms are included in the scope of the EU copyright law, thus reinforcing creators’ position and ensuring a fairer sharing of the value created by cultural content online.
This result is unprecedented. Therefore, the ECCD now calls on the Members of the European Parliament and the Member States to adopt this compromise text before the European election in May 2019.
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THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ENDORSES THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE: A GREAT SUPPORT FOR THE EUROPEAN CREATION
Last Wednesday, the European Parliament adopted its position on the copyright directive in the Digital Single Market with a comfortable majority.
The European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (ECCD) are delighted at this vote that will open the way for trilogue discussions with the Council and the European Commission.
By their vote, MEPs have shown their support for the proper recognition of rights that will underpin diverse pluralistic creative works and the need to ensure a sustainable environment for cultural diversity online.
The ECCD strongly believe that the provisions voted on 12 September to ensure a fairer sharing of the value made from creators’ works online will guarantee better promotion and protection of European cultural diversity.
The ECCD now calls on the European institutions to find a compromise that will take into account the needs of all European creato read furtherRead further
On June 26th, 2018, the ECCD held an event at the European Parliament in Brussels: “Next EU Budget: What About Culture and Creative Europe?”. The event was hosted by Mr WENTA MEP and chaired by Carole TONGUE, Chair of the ECCD. Three speakers were invited: Guy GYPENS, Director of Kaaitheater and initiator of Imagine 2020; Matthieu PHILIBERT, Public Affairs Manager at Impala and Nico SIMON, President of Europa Cinemas. These interventions were followed by the speech of Silvia COSTA MEP.
For more than 20 years, the European Union created funding programmes to support cultural projects with a European added value. In 2014, they have merged into one single programme entirely dedicated to culture: Creative Europe. This programme supports the culture and audiovisual sectors. It funds the production of EU cultural works and helps to ensure their dissemination across the EU. It is also an important tool to promote EU cultural diversity and to strengthen the competitiveness of EU creative and c read furtherRead further