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13.12.2018

European Social Partners adopt Joint Statements on the potential impact of Brexit in the Live Performance and Audiovisual Sectors

The European Sectoral Social partners in the Live Performance and Audiovisual Sectors have adopted joint statements warning of the potential pitfalls and damage that might potentially result from a hard Brexit in the Live Performance and the Audiovisual sector.

In the Live Performance sector, the social partners are represented by Pearle*: Live Performance Europe on the employers' side and by the European Arts and Entertainment Alliance (EAEA - composed of FIA, FIM and UNI MEI). In the Audiovisual Sector the unions are joined by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and on the employers are represented by EBU, ACT, CEPI, FIAPF and AER. 

Following exchanges with representatives of the European Commission in their respective committees this Autumn, the European Sectoral Social partners in both sectors took the decision to issue a joint statement detailing the the potential damage a hard Brexit would inflict on both the labour market and the sustainability of the sector. These joint statements focus in particular on the issue of mobility, which is a key issue in both the Audiovisual and Live Performance sectors, characterised as they are by international work; co-productions and a highly-mobile workforce. They also focus on the threats posed by a weakening of policy coordination on issues like workers' rights and protections; intellectual property rights and the use of protected species in musical instruments.

You can download the statements here:

The Joint Statement of the European Sectoral Social Partners in the Audiovisual Sector

The Joint Statement of the European Sectoral Social Partners in the Live Performance Sector

Also of interest:

The European Audiovisual Observatory has also published a recent report offering its legal analysis of the potential impact of Brexit on film, television and VoD in Europe. You can download that report in English; French or German.