The committee was officially established on 29 April 2004.

Activities and Meetings
Visit the library of work programmes, agendas, minutes and other documentation from the sectoral social dialogue committee.

The committee covers both public and private-sector televisual activities, artistic activities broadcast by technical means (discs, radio, TV, etc.) such as journalism or music, radio broadcasting and film production.

The progressive liberalisation of the audiovisual industries has lead to an increasing division of labour across the value chain, particularly in the television sub sector. A similar process has occurred within the field of radio broadcasting, with the growth of independent radio production companies and service providers. The initial expansion of the audiovisual sector has been followed by a process of rationalisation, with the domination in many countries of a handful of large players.

So far, the GATS agreement has allowed the EU to preserve the “cultural exception”, by allowing transmission quotas and subsidy systems geared towards achieving structural change.

The audiovisual sectoral social dialogue committee has only recently been established. So far, it has focused on enlargement and how to improve social dialogue in the new Member States, as well as following up EU draft legislation and policies (such as the revision of the working time directive and the proposal for a directive on services in the internal market). The Committee adopted its first text, a joint declaration on Social Dialogue as a tool to tackle changing environments, on 7th May 2006.

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Reports, studies, projects

Framework of Action on Gender Equality (2011)

EU AV labour market study (2016). Analysis of the EU audiovisual sector labour market and of changing forms of employment and work arrangements
Final report
Country reports
Other languages
– Italian: Italy national report
– Executive summary in Italian, Polish

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