European Music Council
March 29, 2019
Dear readers,
Flowers are slowly blooming and we have lots of news for you! Shortly before the end of its term, the European Parliament was busy this week: Copyright and Creative Europe were on the agenda. Don’t miss our updates from UNESCO and EMC activities as well.
Copyright Directive
The Copyright Directive was adopted on 26 March 2019 by the Members of the European Parliament: 348 in favour, 274 against and 36 abstained. Read the press release of the EP here.
This is a strong and positive signal from the EP for authors and creators to be fairly remunerated for their creations and to balance the interests of all stakeholders and create a more sustainable internet for all.
The EMC was signatory of a joint statement of over 263 organisations to support the Copyright Directive, check it here:
Music Moves Europe
In 2019, 3 mio. Euro are available in the second phase of the Preparatory Action "Music Moves Europe". Four calls for proposals and two calls for tender will be published:
• Professionalization and training (grant)
• Co-operation of small music venues (grant)
• Co-creation (grant)
• Music education and training (grant)
• Export of European music (procurement)
• Health and wellbeing of music creators (procurement)
More information here
Creative Europe
On 28 March 2019, the Plenary of the European Parliament adopted their report on Creative Europe. Members of the European Parliament voted in favor of doubling the budget of the 2021-2027 Creative Europe programme and to enhance international circulation of works, supporting better mobility for artists, cross-border exchanges of creative player and artists, incl. residency programmes. The music sector will benefit from specific funding.
The document will be published soon.
UNESCO Expert Facility
The EU/UNESCO Expert Facility is an international pool of 42 experts from the cultural and creative sectors, which was recently renewed for the 2019-2022 period. The Expert Facility may be solicited to support many different areas of the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. They convened for their first meeting in Bangkok, Thailand in February 2019 to debate global strategies supporting the enhancement of creative sectors and the implementation of the 2005 Convention. More specifically, experts discussed future avenues for the implementation of a flagship initiative, funded by the European Union, to support the design and implementation of regulatory frameworks to strengthen the cultural and creative industries and promote South-South cooperation. Experts also reviewed methodologies for engaging in participative policy monitoring processes; this action will be implemented in 16 countries with the financial support from Sweden.
They also discussed the implementation of capacity development, policy advice, expertise and peer-to-peer learning support types of interventions.
For more information here
What's up at the EMC?
Reminder EMC Call: European Agenda for Music Showcase
The call for projects for the EAM Showcase in Warsaw from 12-13 June is open to all projects or initiatives which can serve as exemplary models for the implementation of the European Agenda for Music and could be implemented by other organisations. More info here.
Registration for the Showcase will open beginning of April. Hotel contigent has been reserved for participants.
Deadline EXTENDED:
Apply here by 1 April 2019
EMC Reception at European Parliament
In the wake of the European elections, the European Music Council organised on 18 February 2019 a reception at the European Parliament in Brussels hosted by MEP Axel Voss. More than 60 music sector stakeholders and representatives from the European Parliament and European Commission were present to discuss the future of Europe and the music sector.
Check EMC's campaign to the European Parliamentary elections in May 2019 here
Register to an Online Dialogue organised by Culture Action Europe on 25 April 2019 which will provide EU citizens the opportunity to discuss with EU policy makers and MEP candidates.
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