European Parliament’s CULT committee discusses future of Creative Europe
by Media Desk France
20/07/2012 - On July 9 and 10, the European Parliament’s CULT committee (culture and education) gathered in Brussels to notably discuss: film distribution online, the future of the Europe Creative programme, and the priorities of Cyprus’ EU presidency as presented by its minister of education and culture Georgios Dimosthenous.
During this meeting, MEP Jean-Marie Cavada’s (European People’s Party) report project on distributing audiovisual works online in the European Union was adopted. This text, once debated and voted on in a plenary meeting (scheduled for September 10 and 11, 2012), will then become a European Parliament “resolution” aiming to call the attention of all other European institutions concerned with the subject and to encourage the European Commission to formulate proposals. The project and its amendments are available here.
Different points of view were also exchanged on Creative Europe, the new programme combining MEDIA, MEDIA Mundus, and Culture for the 2014-2020 period, for which the CULT committee has to prepare a report. Its rapporteur is to be Italian MEP Sylvia Costa (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats). MEP Jean-Marie Cavada expressed his strong reservations with regards to the European Commission’s proposal.
The different stages of adoption of the Creative Europe programme and its different documents are available here.
The European Parliament’s CULT committee, presided over by MEP Doris Pack (European People’s Party), is in charge of culture, youth, and sports, as well as the cultural and educational aspects of European media policy. It takes part in the adoption of new legislative provisions and monitoring programmes in these fields (programmes MEDIA, Erasmus, Culture…). Its meetings can be streamed here.
(Translated from French)