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Industry association Pearle* has released a document urging EU policymakers to improve conditions for live organisations and allow the sector to thrive
By Anna Grace on 22 Mar 2019
Live industry body Pearle* has released a publication listing priorities for EU policymakers to tackle between 2019 and 2024.
The document, entitled On the European Stage, calls on European politicians to support culture and help the live performance sector to thrive, defining four action areas as the priority for EU policymakers.
Pearle* urges politicians to create a stimulating environment for live events, put culture and education at the heart of the European project, end administrative burdens for touring companies and artists, and provide solutions for employment and social challenges in the live sector.
“We urgently need an environment where cultural cooperation can thrive in Europe”
“We urgently need forward-looking initiatives and an environment where cultural cooperation can thrive in Europe,” says Anita Debaere, director at Pearle*/ Live Performance Europe.
“This implies simplified rules, lighter regimes and less administration when touring and special provisions to maximise the potential of the live performance sector,” says the Pearle* director.
Pearle* has previously spoken out against plans to increase the cost of short-stay visas for the EU.