80 organisations sign a joint statement on the revision of the Schengen Code of visas

20 December 2018

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.

They underline that the cultural sector in Europe desires transparent and easy application processes when inviting artists, cultural professionals, touring groups, and others from visa-required countries. A diverse cultural offer in Europe’s concert halls and arenas, theatres and festivals, city events or other cultural initiatives, allows to attract audiences, generate income for the cultural and creative sectors, as well as for other economic sectors (tourism, bars, restaurants, hotels…) and public sources. 

The statement presents the specific issues on which it calls the European Institutions to take those into consideration. 

Find the position document and the list of 80 signatories here (including On the Move). 

Thanks to the network PEARLE* for the coordination and the advocacy around this crucial issue. 

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