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
AVMS DIRECTIVE: THE ECCD WELCOME THE AGREEMENT ON SUBTANCE
The European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (ECCD) wholeheartedly welcome the agreement on the substantial rules of the Audiovisual Media Services directive (AVMS).
The measures endorsed by the three European institutions on article 13 will strengthen the protection and promotion of cultural diversity online by underpinning an ambitious European audiovisual policy.
Indeed, the directive will foster the promotion of European works online thanks to the directive mandating a 30% quota of European works in VOD catalogues and the guarantee that those works can be easily discovered and promoted in those catalogues. This new mandatory quota enables will ensure that VOD catalogues will now contain more than the current average percentage of availability of European works online. The ECCD are confident that it will create a dynamic for more cultural diversity online as it will encourage more investment in and promotion of read furtherRead further
The European cultural and creative sectors are urging the European Commission to boost the EU’s budget dedicated to culture
In an letter send to the European Commission and co-signed by the European Coalition for Cultural Diversity with 66 other European organisations, the European cultural sector is urging the European Commission to increase significantly the EU budget dedicated to culture
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