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10.02.2009

Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee on Audiovisual

In the Audiovisual committee discussions have focused on televisual activities, artistic activities broadcast by technical means, radio broadcasting and film production. Some of the main topics of discussion in the European sectoral social dialogue committee on Audiovisual are: development of social dialogue structures of new member States, mobility of cultural workers, theatre technicians training, health and safety and cultural policies and economy. You can download the 2009 work programme below.

The membership of the Committee is as follows:

 

WORKERS’ ORGANISATIONS

 

EMPLOYERS’ ORGANISATION

 
 

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ACTORS (FIA)

     

ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCIAL TELEVISION IN EUROPE (ACT)

 

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (FIM)

 

ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN RADIOS (AER)

 

UNI MEI - GLOBAL UNION FOR MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS AND SPORTS.

 

EUROPEAN COORDINATION OF INDEPENDANT PRODUCERS (CEPI)

 

EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF JOURNALISTS (IFJ)

    

EUROPEAN BROADCASTING UNION (EBU-UER)

 
  

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM PRODUCERS ASSOCIATIONS (FIAPF)

 

 Achievements and work programme:

The Committee adopted its first text, a joint declaration on Social Dialogue as a tool to tackle changing environments, on 7th May 2006. It has also undertaken projects on enlargement and development of social dialogue structures in the new Member States. The committee also follows up on relevant EU legislative initiatives, such the directive on services in the internal market, the working time directive and the noise directive. The committee produced a joint response to the Commission Green Paper on Modernising Labour Law in 2006.

The key issues at present are gender equality and training. The committee is working to develop some actions in these areas. A training working group has been set up to explore a future European project on training of journalists and technicians. The committee is in existence 5 years this year and will also take up the opportunity to review the committee’s work to date.

Would you like to get involved?

Participation in the meetings of the social dialogue committee is facilitated by the European Commission, which covers travel and accommodation expenses for members coming from EU members states. We would remind our European members that they are welcome to get involved in the work of the committees and indeed, we warmly invite them to do so. Any member wishing to get involved should contact the FIA secretariat.

Work Programme Audiovisual Committee 2009