Live performance

The Committee was established in 1999.

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

The sector covers artistic and literary creation, interpretation, operation of arts facilities, fair and amusement parks and other entertainment activities in direct contact with the public. More than 700 000 workers are employed in the sector.

The slow growth or even decline in public subsidies in EU countries in recent years has put the budgets of many established performing arts organisations under pressure. By its nature, the live performance sector sees significant geographical mobility. However, the European social partners consider that there is still no satisfactory response to the problems of visas, work permits, residence, recognition of diplomas, status of artists in terms of social protection and taxation. This arises from disparities in legislation between European countries.

The social partners signed a joint declaration in May 2000 on lifelong learning. They have launched a three-year project on job creation and promotion, aimed at identifying and publicising good practices, measures and initiatives introduced in the public and private sectors. They are also pursuing action aimed at developing the social dialogue in the new Member States and candidate countries. With this in mind, they signed a declaration in Tallinn in April 2004 and held a series of conferences in Estonia, Hungary and Poland in 2005 and 2006.

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• Innnovative developments and good practice that is promoting and safeguarding employment in the live performing arts sector in seven EU countries (2001)  PDF

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