MIP Amplifier - A project to amplify the actions of Mobility Info Points.

The project MIP-Amplifier (MIP-A) aims to facilitate and optimise the mobility in the EU of artists and culture professionals, by supporting, in a more documented and visible way, reliable, free and accessible tailor-made information. The project covers all arts and cultural sectors.

The project’s leader is On the Move, together with two Mobility Info Points (MIPs), members of On the Move, Motovila (Slovenia) and touring artists (Germany).

The project has 3 main objectives and 3 subsequent outputs:

  • To empower recent Mobility Info Points (MIPs) to strengthen their capacity to better serve the sector in all its diversity and to help develop potential new MIPs in other EU countries, through a MIP handbook that would contribute to strengthening coherent and coordinated actions among existing and future MIPs. This MIP Handbook was developed through a training hosted by Motovilia in Ljubljana on 11-13 September 2023.
  • To reinforce the visibility of MIPs and their related action through a dedicated landing page and microsite that provides easily accessible information and tailor-made support to artists and culture professionals, while redirecting them to the relevant MIP and/or key resources.
  • To advocate for fairer access to rights and information for mobile artists and culture professionals, through a first consolidated data report, compiled through a new data collection tool, that would inform further policies at EU and national levels.

The MIP’s Amplifier’s results are to be shared in a final internal workshop for MIPs on 20th of November 2023 and then through a public event on 21 November 2023 in Brussels, with external speakers: Catherine Magnant, Head of Unit, Cultural policy unit, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC), European Commission; Heidemarie Meissnitzer, Counsellor, Arts, Culture and Audiovisual, Permanent representation of Austria to the EU and co-chair of the OMC working group, The status and working conditions of artists and cultural and creative professionals and Anita Debaere, Director of Pearle* - Live Performance Europe, together with 60+ representatives of the European Commission (DG EACEA and Home), EACEA agency, European and international networks and organisations, as well as MIPs.

If the MIP-Amplifier is limited in time (6 months), its outputs and learning will be further enriched and developed together with the MIPs and On the Move in the coming years.

The MIP-Amplifier project is supported by ECAS - European Citizen Action Service, as part of a financial support to third parties (re-granting) scheme under grant agreement 101104626, of which ECAS is the beneficiary for its EURECA 2023 project (European Citizenship Accelerator). This project receives funding by the Citizenship, Equality, Rights and Values programme of the European Union.

The project’s timeframe is from June till December 2023.
See the complete list of ECAS supported projects.