The European Creative Skills Europe project, which was carried out between 2017 and 2019 with backing from the European Commission, has now been concluded. Various thematic workshops on Education and Training in the Audiovisual and Live Performance sectors issued five documents dedicated to the following issues: — A Step Ahead – Training for Innovation; — A Safe Bet – Training and Workforce Development; — It is a New World – Training in and for the Digital Era; — Joining Forces – Funding our Training Needs; — Fruitful Co‐operations – Access to Training through Social Dialogue. Read full post
For the third year running, FIM and AMS organised a skills empowerment workshop, from 26 to 29 March 2019 in Dakar, within the scope of the training programme backed by Swedish confederation Union to Union.
Representatives from FIM and SNAM (France) played the role of facilitators. After three days of group workshops, a meeting with ACTRAV and UNESCO was held on the morning of the 29th to study the possibility of being supported in collective agreements. Finally, a meeting took place with the General Secretary of the Confédération Syndicale Autonome du Sénégal (CSA) with a view to future cooperation with AMS. Read full post
Korea’s National Opera Choir was dismantled in 2009 by decision of the conservative government of Lee Myung‐Bak, a decision whose arbitrary and unjustified nature has since been brought to light.
Ten years after the event, certain choir members are still fighting to be reinstated, but are coming up against reticences from the administration which carried out their dismissal in 2009 and today fears having to recognize its past errors.
Korea’s National Opera Choir was founded in 2002 to provide the institution with a choir to match its reputation and ambitions. Read full post
With its partners from the Fair Internet coalition, FIM has been working relentlessly and continuously for four years now to promote performers’ interests with members of the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council.
Our priority aim was to introduce a remuneration mechanism enabling all performers to receive a fair share of the revenue generated online by the exploitation of their recordings, including after the transfer of their exclusive rights. Read full post
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organised a consultative meeting on a new standard aimed at reducing risks linked to the use of devices for listening to music (audio players and smartphones). Held on the 13 and 14 February 2019 at WHO headquarters in Geneva, the meeting brought together acousticians, engineers, researchers and representatives of musicians’ and hearing‐impaired organisations.
WHO reminds us that 500 million people throughout the world currently suffer from deafness, including 34 million children. Read full post
The final conference of the Creative Skills Europe project took place on 5 February 2019 in Göteborg (Sweden). It has opened the way to enhanced technical cooperation between the various national skills councils in the performing arts and audiovisual sectors, but also at the level of European social dialogue.
Participants suggested future European initiatives aimed at meeting needs in skills. Exchanges addressed the following issues in particular: – developing e‐learning – sharing contents to foster and facilitate skills development where freelance workers are concerned – creating mechanisms for better recognition of qualifications and skills at the European level. Read full post
The Declaration on Gender Equity in Musicians’ Unions, drafted by women union leaders on 1st November 2018 in Montevideo, was unanimously adopted by Latin American union leaders in Bogota.
By Ananay Aguilar
On 27 – 29 November 2018, FIM held a regional workshop in Bogota in the framework of a project funded by Swedish organisation Union To Union, with support from the Swedish Musicians’ Union SMF. The event brought together representatives from Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay. Read full post
For some fifteen years now, Swedish union SMF has been developing a union training course for its Malawi counterpart, MUM.
FIM, the Swedish Musicians’ Union (SMF) and the Musicians’ Union of Malawi (MUM) organised a union training workshop in Lilongwe from 23 to 25 October 2018, with financial backing from Swedish confederation Union to Union.
Two issues were addressed at the same time: 1. Union organisation and operation. This part was run by representatives from SMF, the General Secretary of the Zimbabwean union ZIMU and a representative from union confederation MCTU, a partner of MUM. Read full post