UNIC Policy update 12.07.2016

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Digital Single Market

  •  01/07: Reorganisation of the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology – European Commission
  • 08/07: “The devil is in the detail” – MEP Jean-Marie Cavada about cross-border access to content – Parliament Magazine
    Supporting cross-border content and operability, must be considered alongside the economic needs of territoriality” says MEP Jean-Marie Cavada.


  • 08/07: “We need copyright laws that recognise the Internet“ by MEP Daniel Dalton – Parliament Magazine
    According to MEP Daniel Dalton, the Commission’s copyright proposals are not suited to the digital age.

Creative Europe Programme 

  •  01/07: Creative Europe launches €121m guarantee facility – European Commission
    The Creative Europe programme has set up a €121 million guarantee initiative, to enhance the access to finance of SMEs in the cultural and creative sector operational as of 2016. It will support the scaling up of cultural and creative projects and help the sector in becoming more competitive. 


  •  01/07: Update on Creative Europe and the outcome of the EU referendum – European Commission
    The European Commission has issued a brief statement indicating that the EU law continues to apply to the full to and in the United Kingdom until it is no longer a Member. This therefore also applies to the projects financed through the Creative Europe programme.

Czech Republic 

  •  07/07: Amendment to the Audiovisual Law – IRIS newsletter
    On 5 May 2016 The Parliament of the Czech Republic adopted the Amendment on the Audiovisual Act. The aim of this amendment is to secure sufficient funding to support cinematography and to enable the long-term planning and predictable funding of the State Fund of Cinematography.


  •  13/07: Exchange of views on cultural and creative industries in a joint CULT-ITRE meeting – more information here

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