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European Alliance for Culture and the Arts > An urgent appeal to put Culture at the forefront of the European project
This appeal – signed by the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts, is urging policy makers to re-think the European approach and include culture and the arts in the long-term strategic goals of the European project. Learn more about this appeal - also signed by On the Move - and join us!
Check the latest contribution on targets and indicators from the collective of global networks leading the “Future we wants include culture” campaign. You can assist the collective of global networks by ensuring that the text is being sent to your country’s national negotiation team leaders and share examples of good practices linked to the proposed cultural indicators.
The project MOB GAE-Mobility as a source of personal and professional Growth, Autonomy and Employability, aims to evaluate the impact of mobility experiences on the personal and professional lives of participants, their autonomy and their awareness of being European Citizens.
On April 1st, 2014 the European Commission released a new proposal on More flexible visa rules to boost growth and job creation, which includes proposals to shorten and simplify the current Schengen visa procedures and the creation of a new "touring visa", particularly interesting for live performing artists. Find all the details - and stay tuned: OTM will follow the discussion closely!
This regional mobility and freedom of movement policy agenda aims to develop closer links between a range of stakeholders including government agencies, foundations, voluntary and community sector in delivering specific policies and positions in areas affecting mobility with a focus on arts, culture and social entrepreneurship. Read more about it and support this innovative initiative!
Established in 1995, the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and administered by Mobility International USA (MIUSA). Learn more about it and ECA's Lives Without Limits campaign.
For the explicit inclusion of Culture in the Post-2015 Development Agenda - a joint document (CAE, IFACCA, UCLG and IFCCD)
This document recalls the process that has led to the increasing recognition of a cultural dimension as a key factor for development. It also highlights that, as a culmination of this journey, now is the time to give culture the prominence it deserves both because it is essential to meet the challenges posed by today’s difficult situation and because global cultural actors, which are able to connect to local and national communities, are now ready to work in this direction.
To underline the exchange, discourse and solidarity that took place at IETM Athens, the meeting closed with a Manifesto. An impromptu collective action of Secretary General of Culture Action Europe Luca Bergamo, Secretary General of IETM Nan van Houte and Coordinator of the Greek IETM Athens team Kelly Diapouli. Read the manifesto and share it!
The founding members of the Egyptian Centre of the International Theatre Institute, have been witnessing with increasing alarm the vicious onslaught against the defining foundations of Egyptian culture, with theatre and the performing arts at the forefront. The International Theatre Institute calls for actions and solidarity!
Europeana is now being asked to put the case for funding. Support the free share of information in Europe and the world by supporting the AllezCulture campaign!
The Andorran Chairmanship of the Council of Europe is launching a campaign in support of the values promoted by the Council of Europe’s Convention on Human Rights. Let's read the Convention and make sure it's put into practice!
La mobilité des artistes et les visas Schengen : recommandations pour la Commission Européenne (Direction Générale des Affaires intérieures) et les Etats membres de l'Union Européenne concernés
2013 est une année clef: la Commission européenne (Direction générale des affaires intérieures) va réviser le code des "visas Schengen" et dans ce but a mis en ligne une consultation publique pour améliorer les procédures d'obtention des visas "Schengen" de courte durée. Ce moment est donc stratégique pour le secteur culturel en Europe et au delà pour faire entendre la voix du secteur et pour faire connaître aux responsables de politiques publiques européens les besoins spécifiques des artistes en mobilité eu égard aux visas Schengen. Voyez ce que vous pouvez faire dès MAINTENANT!
Artists' mobility and Schengen visas: recommendations to the European Commission/DG Home and concerned EU Member States
2013 is a strategic year: the European Commission - DG Home Affairs is revising the EU visa code and has opened a public online consultation to improve the procedures for obtaining short-stay "Schengen" visas. Therefore this is a unique strategic moment for the cultural sector in Europe and beyond to make its voice heard and let the EU policy-makers know about the specific needs of mobile artists as regards Schengen visas. Here's what you can do NOW.
The Bala Visa petition was launched n late 2012 to ask for the abolition of visas for Lebanese citizens travelling to Schengen countries.
Pearle* members, representing over 5,000 performing arts entreprises and organisations across Europe, adopted unanimously a resolution including proposals to make an end to the double taxation of artists. The entire sector is affected by the application of article 17 of the OECD Model Tax Convention. It is a major hindrance for the live performance sector to develop its activities in the European Union and worldwide. Spread the word and send this petition to your Ministries of Finance!