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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 led 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

Achieving gen­der equal­i­ty and pro­mot­ing diver­si­ty in the EU audio­vi­su­al sec­tor (2020)

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

Framework of Action on Gender Equality (2011)

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