Recognition of studies and qualifications is an important aspect in the realisation of freedom of movement within the European Union. In order to reach this freedom of movement, the European Union has developed several tools for the recognition of studies and qualifications.
Intercultural competence for professional mobility By Evelyne Glaser, et al., published by the Council of Europe, April 2008
Mediterranean region. Made in the Med: The Challenges of Artistic Exchange in the Mediterranean, a publication on mobility in the Mediterranean area published in English & French by the Roberto Cimetta Fund, is available to download
AEPO-ARTIS, the Association of European Performers' Associations, has published a study on performers' rights under European Legislation.
Looking for information on how the cultural scene is funded and managed in the Russian Federation? Compendium contains a useful country profile as well as profiles for 41 other countries.
A guide to international cultural cooperation by Dragan Klaic was published in 2007.
An introduction to theatre today in Central Asia and Afghanistan is a downloadable publication written by Simon Tordjman for IETM.
A focus on mobility by ECF’s e-zine brings an array of cultural and political voices with insightful comments on ‘mobility’, along with a brief guide to the funds and tools available (April 2007)
With personalised viewpoints on geographic and thematic areas in the broader Europe, this section provides special visibility for independent cultural and artistic organisations that have the potential for European cross-border cooperation. It includes information on cultural policies, operators and organisations in lesser-known or under-exposed countries, culturally diverse regions or particular cities where various cultures live together.
The Status of Artists in Europe is a new study, published November 2006, by ERICarts, Suzanne Capiau and Andreas Johannes Wiesand. It was commissioned by the European Parliament and is available in English and French.
This study examines the legal framework governing collective management in the field of copyright and neighbouring rights in the European Union, with a particular emphasis on musical works. Published in 2006.
A study commissioned by the European Parliament into the mobility of artists and social security in Europe. The report contains recommendations on pensions, social security and the functioning of the system for artists who work internationally in several European countries (the report has a multilingual executive summary).
A reader has been produced by On-The-Move to complement the training sessions run in Bucharest and Helsinki in 2006 on the theme of Mobility and Cultural Cooperation.
Focusing on the quality aspects of mobility, the European Quality Charter for Mobility constitutes a reference document for stays abroad in order to ensure that participants, both young people and adults, have a positive experience. Its scope covers stays by young people and adults for the purposes of both formal and non-formal learning and hence for their personal and professional development. It offers guidance designed to respond to participants' expectations and the legitimate requirements of education bodies and institutions. The Charter thus provides a better framework for free movement of persons in the field of education and training, so as to consolidate the creation of a true European area of education and training and enhance economic, social and regional cohesion.
This practical guide, in French, on the rights of musicians in French-speaking African countries, is available on the site of the IRMA (Centre d’information et de ressources pour les musiques actuelles). Published in 2004.