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Publication of the feasibility study on European information systems supporting the mobility of artists and cultural workers

The European Commission website announces that the feasibility study on European information systems supporting the mobility of artists and cultural workers has been published. This study was carried out by ECOTEC for the European Commission within the framework of the pilot project for artist mobility.

According to the Commission, “at the end of 2007, the European Parliament voted an additional line on the 2008 budget of the European Union dedicated to supporting the environment for the mobility of artists through a new pilot project.”

The first element of this pilot project consisted in a feasibility study on a Europe-wide information system concerning the different legal, regulatory, procedural, fiscal, and financial aspects of the transnational mobility in the cultural sector.

This study was carried out by ECOTEC Research & Consulting Ltd. for the European Commission. Its aims where the following:

  • Analyze the precise needs of artists and cultural workers in this respect and provide an overview of existing information systems.
  • Identify the gaps in the functioning of existing information systems.
  • Make recommendations to national and European actors for remedies to fill these gaps with a view to setting up a Europe-wide system of information.

The study and summary are available on the European Commission website.

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