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The second part of European Music Council’s European Forum on Music (EFM) Online Series was a workshop organised in cooperation with GO Group and the Green Music Initiative. On 18 June 2020 from 14:00-17:00, they invited our members and all interested music stakeholders to discover and discuss on initiatives and ways of transforming the music sector towards a more environmentally sustainable one….


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The first opportunity since COVID-19 for a direct dialogue of the Cultural and Creative Sectors with Commissioner Gabriel, the European Parliament and the Council. Following a virtual meeting of EU Ministers of Culture held on 19 May 2020, Commissioner Gabriel proposed an online conference with the cultural sector, where the main EU policy-makers would meet the CCS stakeholders to reflect…


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Webinar series: Possible Future(s) of Creative Economies in post-COVID-19 Europe CUMEDIAE and Trans Europe Halles, partners of the DISCE Consortium, organised a webinar series (2 episodes) on the current and immediate state of creative economies in the context of COVID-19 crisis, exploring with CCI´s stakeholders how does COVID-19 affect the creative economies in the EU and how can we thrive through it. This second webinar, (New)…


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Sabine VERHEYEN (EPP, DE), Chair of the CULT Committee, makes a statement following the exchange of views at the Committee on Culture and Education on the revised MFF proposal, in the European Parliament in Brussels. “First, we have to see that the original proposal from the Commission from the year 2018 was much higher than what is proposed now. And…


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Adeste+ online conference focused on the current challenges for arts- and cultural institutions and their audiences. The conference explored the latest perspectives on concepts of cultural democracy and audience development and looked at its relevance for organizations. Niels Righolt moderated the conversation with Eleonora Belfiore, Giuliana Ciancio and Pier Luigi Sacco. In this first session, speakers previewed some of the…


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CUMEDIAE and Trans Europe Halles, partners of the DISCE Consortium, organised a webinar series (2 episodes) on the current and immediate state of creative economies in the context of COVID-19 crisis, exploring with CCI´s stakeholders how does COVID-19 affect the creative economies in the EU and how can we thrive through it. The first webinar took place on May 28th. The discussion brought together DISCE researchers,…


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The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought attention to the precarious working conditions of many cultural workers and artists employed within the CCS. Freelance and short term contracts for employees make up about 70 % of the CCS workforce. The pandemic situation has drawn back the veil over the lack of proper regulations and social policies protecting short term employees and…


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The world of arts and culture has become the battlefield of ideas and ideologies in an increasingly populist and polarised world. This is a global trend and Europe is unfortunately no exception. The term “culture wars” is already in use both in the European debate as well as in several member states. What was unthinkable just a decade ago is…


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Different perspectives of those who work in the context of cultural cooperation in Europe to identify the needs of the sector, identify the risks and the tools to concretely face the future. Starting from a fundamental sharing of the main values, which approaches and practices of cooperation do we need to save or rethink in light of the impact of…


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After having cancelled the European Forum on Music 2020 (EFM) – due to the Covid-19 crisis – the EMC has decided to put a series of events online to discuss with musical artists, policy makers and environmental experts how music activities can contribute to the protection of our environment. While the Covid-19 crisis puts enormous pressure on the music sector at large, it is…


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The campaign #culture2030goal has released a Statement on Culture and the COVID-19 pandemic. Its official launch took place on 21 May 2020, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. The #culture2030goal campaign is formed by global cultural networks united to advocate for the role of culture in sustainable development. The campaign welcomes endorsements of the Statement via this page, and calls…


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The Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS) all over Europe are hit severely by the COVID-19 pandemic. Live events and performances had to be cancelled, while most cultural venues were forced to close their doors. Cultural creators are severely affected by the discontinuation of their exhibition and performance opportunities. In sectors characterised by self-employment, freelancing and job flexibility, combined with little…

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