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The international dimension of audiovisual policy

International agreements and constraints in the Audiovisual sector play an important role on how the EU and the member states develop this policy and frame as well the options to cooperate with third countries.

At the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, Ministers called for a reinforcement of the international dimension in the 2008 Cannes declaration on EU audiovisual cooperation.

The Commission staff working document [SEC(2009) 1033] provides a comprehensive overview of this area, notably highlighting the approach underpinning the EU action in this context.

The international aspects of audiovisual policy cover five main areas:

Other multilateral fora: 

World Intellectual Property Organisation
Council of Europe
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development