24.10.2011

KEA publication on Implementing cultural provisions of CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: How do they benefit the Caribbean cultural sector?

Europe and the Caribbean have enormous cultural and creative assets, a wealth of ideas, artists and creative people. The Cariforum-EU EPA offers the opportunity to increase cultural exchanges and business cooperation. For the EU and the Cariforum countries it is now definitely interesting to explore how the cultural provisions of the EPA-Economic Partnership Agreement can be put into practice. As there is still a need to make European-Caribbean cultural cooperation a reality!

 

The objective of the study is to have a better understanding of how the cultural provisions of the Cariforum-EU EPA are being implemented in the EU and how the Cariforum countries can benefit from these provisions. It looks at the measures that still need to be taken by the EU Member States, Cariforum countries as well as the operators of the culture and creative sector to ensure that the EPA can facilitate the development of these sectors in the Caribbean and increase the trade opportunities and cultural exchanges between the Cariforum countries and the EU Member States.

Yoland Smits (main author) and Ana Maria Garcia

 

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Implementing cultural provisions of CARIFORUM-EU EPAHow do they benefit the Caribbean cultural sector?