In their letter dated October 15th 2012, the European coalitions were urging Commissionner Piebalgs, in charge of development, to ensure that the development programs take culture into consideration and respect the terms of the 2005 UNESCO Convention.
In his answer, M. Piebalgs confirmed the European Commission’s strong commitment for culture and cultural diversity. He highlighted the fact that UNESCO and the European Union recently committed to work together in favour of culture and education, which they consider as key factors for development.
Read the European coalitions letter and M. Piebalgs’s answer
Read the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the EU and UNESCO
The network « On the Move » recently published a report on the mobility of artists, particularly on the difficulties faced by artists and cultural professionals when they want to enter the Schengen area (EU).
This report is the result of a public survey conducted in 2012 and a seminar held in Brussels in november 2012.
To read the report
The International Association of Arts has launched a survey to investigate what is the situation of artists in different countries:
Who is a professional artist in different part of the world?
Are there some specific rules how artists are recognized in practice, in real life?
Is it useful for artists or not? …..
Find full questionnaire here to participate in the survey.