European Sectoral Social Dialogue - Audiovisual - Details


New Phase of the Creative Skills Europe Project

Based on the lessons learned and recommendations developed in their previous project work on Skills development in the Audiovisual and Live Performance sector, the two EU social dialogue committees in which FIA participates have decided to further deepen their cooperation and enter a new phase of their joint work. The new joint initiative aims to strengthen the capacity of national and European Trade unions and management to actively engage in national and European social dialogue on skills development with the objective of addressing the deep transformations affecting the sectors in terms of activities, occupations and quality of work.

Looking at skills development, but also at the consequences of the sector transformations, in terms of business models, work organisation, Human Resources and career management; this new project aims at equipping sectoral stakeholders with the right tools to address the new challenges and implement relevant solutions within social dialogue frameworks and beyond.

This new project is based on the outcomes of the joint activities in the period 2014-2016 and is organised around four key themes. Each topic will be discussed during a dedicated workshop, and a series of outputs will be prepared after each event. The themes and workshops are as follows:

-        New business models and work organisation (London workshop – scheduled on June 27 and 28 June this year)

-        Human resources and career management (Brussels workshop – Autumn 2017)

-        The digital environment and the diversification of training tools (Cologne workshop - 2018)

-        Collective bargaining on skills and career development (Paris workshop - 2018)

The project is driven by the active participation of the European social partners: EURO-MEI (UNI-Europa performance and media branch), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe (PEARLE*), the International Federation of Actors (FIA), the International Federation of Musicians (FIM), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI); as well as:

National skills organisations: mediarte.be (Belgium), Sociaal Fonds voor de Podiumkusten (Belgium), CPNEF AV (France), CPNEF SV (France), Creative & Cultural Skills (UK), Creative Skillset (UK), GOC (the Netherlands), Kulturakademin Trappan (Sweden), DGTH (Germany), Career & Transfer Centre from the UDK University (Germany)

You can follow the progress of the project on www.creativeskillseurope.eu. You can also download a more detailed introduction to the project.