COVID-19: Cultural and Creative Sectors 

03/06: The situation of artists and the cultural recovery in the EU – CULT Committee

During its meeting on 27 May the Committee held an exchange of views on the own initiative report on The situation of artists and the cultural recovery in the EU (Rapporteur Monica Semedo, Renew) in the presence of invited experts from Culture Action Europe.

01/06: Commission's Guarantee Facility supports the cultural and creative sectors with €200M investment - EIF

Triodos Bank to extend support for cultural and creative sectors with EU backing.

COVID-19: EU response

10/06: National recovery plans: historic opportunity for long-term sustainable growth – European Parliament

The resolution on the ongoing evaluation of the national recovery plans submitted so far by EU member states was adopted. MEPs called on the Commission to only approve plans that fully meet the targets and goals agreed in the RRF regulation and to not bow to any political pressure.

08/06: EU budget 2022: Speeding up Europe's recovery and progressing towards a green, digital and resilient future – European Commission

The Commission has proposed an annual EU budget of €167.8 billion for 2022, to be complemented by an estimated €143.5 billion in grants under NextGenerationEU. Their combined firepower will mobilise significant investments to boost the economic recovery, safeguard sustainability, and create jobs.

08/06: Press remarks by Commissioner Hahn on the draft annual EU budget for 2022 and on EU budget performance reporting – European Commission

EU Digital COVID Certificate

09/06: Parliament gives its final green light to the EU Digital COVID Certificate – European Parliament

MEPs completed the legislative work on the EU digital COVID Certificate package to facilitate travel within the EU and contribute to the economic recovery.

Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive

14/06: Turning words into actions for European culture and authors – SAA Authors

The pandemic crisis is best described as unpredictable. Its waves of COVID-19 infections left us insecure about the future. However, following the roll-out of vaccination, we can finally start to plan ahead. On the EU level, institutions are working on initiatives that could contribute to a more hopeful future for the cultural and creative sectors.

04/06: New EU copyright rules that will benefit creators, businesses and consumers start to apply – European Commission

Monday 7 June marked the deadline for Member States to transpose the new EU copyright rules into national law. The new Copyright Directive protects creativity in the digital age, bringing concrete benefits to citizens, the creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators and cultural heritage institutions across the EU.

Media and Audiovisual Action Plan

/06: Council of the EU: Conclusions to support the recovery and transformation of the European media, cultural and creative sectors – EAO Newsletter

On 18 May 2021, the Council of the European Union approved conclusions to support the recovery and transformation of the European media sector. The conclusions respond to the Action Plan presented by the Commission on 3 December 2020.

04/06: Recovery and future transformation of Europe’s media and audio-visual sectors – CULT Committee

During its committee meeting on the 27 May, the CULT Committee held an exchange of views on an own-initiative report (INI) recommending ways towards recovery and deep transformation of the media and audio-visual sectors in Europe. During the exchange of views following the presentation of the draft report, questions were put forward to experts who prepared an accompanying research commissioned by Policy Department B at the European Parliament.

Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act

28/05: The DSA and DMA - a forward-looking and consumer-centered: workshop – IMCO Committee

On 26 May, IMCO held a workshop on the Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA). The discussions of the workshop aim to feed into the DSA and the DMA reports of the IMCO committee, setting out the Parliament’s political response.

LUX Audience Award 2021

09/06: LUX Audience Award 2021 goes to Collective – European Parliament

President David Sassoli awarded the 2021 LUX Audience Award to Collective during a ceremony in Strasbourg.


21 – 22 June: CULT Committee meeting

24 – 25 June: European Council

28 June: Recovery Summit

1 July: Slovenian Presidency

1 July: Joint IPKat-BLACA-IFIM live webinar on CJEU YouTube/Cyando judgment

13 July: European Audiovisual Observatory Cannes conference “A year under COVID: accelerating the production shift from cinema to sofa?”

 4 – 7 October: CineEurope 2021

BUDAPEST: Hungary’s Paprika Studios opens the call for submissions for the 3rd edition of the Hypewriter Original TV Series Pitch Forum, which will take place on 30 August 2021, during the NATPE Budapest International Marketplace + V-FrontsTM™ + Meetings.

Paprika Studios is thrilled to announce the call for submissions for the 3rd edition of the Hypewriter Original TV Series Pitch Forum, which will take place on August 30th, 2021 in Budapest, during the days of NATPE.

FNE continues to report about the critical conditions of cinemas in the region.

The following grants were announced by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) on 15 June 2021.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) announced on 15 June 2021 additional support to four feature films and two short films whose production has been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The following grants were announced by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre on 14 June 2021.

The following grants were announced by Film Center Serbia on 11 June 2021.

BUCHAREST: The TV documentary series The Sewer Kids, created by Michela Scolari and with the Emmy winner David Zuckerman (Family Guy) among the producers, is shooting in Bucharest from 7 to 27 June 2021. The main partner in Romania is the Parada Foundation, which has been helping children and families living in the street since 1996.

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