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The policy research centre KEA, together with PPMI, is carrying out a study for the European Commission Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture on the situation of theatres in the EU Member States. This first of its kind, this EU-wide study on the theatre sector will result in a comprehensive mapping of its social and economic profile. Deadline: 30 April 2021.
European Commission > ‘Entering the EU – Online Visa Application Process and Digital Visa’ Consultation
The European Commission is aiming to introduce a digital visa to replace the paper visa sticker currently used, and to enable those planning to travel to the EU to submit their visa application online. The Commission has opened a consultation to obtain the views of citizens and stakeholders on the envisaged initiative, with feedback given through a questionnaire. Deadline: 3 June 2021.
Investing in our culture is investing in our future > Open letter to EU leaders from Europe’s cultural and creative sectors
90 cultural networks including On the Move signed an open letter to EU leaders from Europe's culture and creative sectors to invest in our future, to invest in our culture. Read the letter and feel free to share it as much as possible.
80 organisations from the cultural sector joined forces in a call to the European Institutions to take into consideration the specific needs of the sector in the context of the trilogue negotiations on the Revision of the Visa Code. Read this statement signed by On the Move and share it!
Reaction of the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts > European Commission’s proposal for the EU future budget
The Alliance argues for a long-term, considerable and balanced funding of the cultural and arts sectors at the EU level, allowing for sustainable development and ensuring their crucial role in the revitalisation of Europe. On the Move together with other networks and organisations is part of the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts. Read and share the statement!
With 70 other organisation in the cultural and creative sector, On the Move signed and sent an open letter to EU institutions urging them to give a significant boost to the EU budget dedicated to culture. The letter was issued by IMPALA (Independent Music Companies Association) and calls on the EU to double the budget allocated to the successor of Creative Europe, the EU’s programme dedicated to the cultural sectors, and ensure these sectors also have access to other sources of EU funding.
Culture, as the foundation of European unity and key to future prosperity, needs a proper financial commitment to ensure the sustainability of the European project. Read and sign the petition coordinated by Culture Action Europe.
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!