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Celebrating Europe’s cultural diversity (2013)

The European Commission explains what it does to help the culural and audiovisual sector with a short look at the upcoming 'Creative Europe' programme.

Working Document (2013)...

...on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing the 'Creative Europe' programme

Creative Economy Report (2013)

The report by the UNESCO delivers a very detailed view on the creative sector in all its facets. Because of the amount of information, it is split into 8 chapters and has a very detailed list of content.

Europe 2020

A vision of Europe's social market economy for the 21st century. It shows how the EU can be turned into a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy delivering high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion. You might also want to visit the Europe 2020 website.

European Agenda for Culture in a Globalising World (2007)

European ministers for culture agreed on this “European Agenda for Culture in a Globalising World”, which was published by the European Commission in May 2007. The EMC took an active role in the consultation process prior to its publication. This process already underlines the important role of the civil society, which the Culture Council  demonstrated by inviting different stakeholders to the fore in order to establish a structured dialogue.

Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005)

This convention addresses the many forms of cultural expression that result from the creativity of individuals, groups and societies. The Convention’s primary objective is to strengthen the five inseparable linksof the same chain; namely, creation, production, distribution/dissemination,access and enjoyment of cultural expressions conveyed by cultural activities, goods and services – particularly in developing countries.