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Promoting access to culture via digital means

July, 2017


This document addresses the fact that institutions and arts organisations (public and private), set up to carry out a public purpose, now find that through the impact of digitisation and internet tools, they are, in many cases, lagging behind.

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Mapping the creative value chains

June, 2017


A new study mapping the different creative value chains in the digital age (in particular for visual arts, performing arts, cultural heritage, artistic crafts, book publishing, music, film, TV, broadcasting and multimedia). The study includes an executive summary.

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Promoting reading in the digital environment

October, 2016


This report by EU Member States' experts explores how to promote reading in the digital environment, to encourage access and development. It also maps the regulatory framework with particular reference to licensing practices, cross-border services and e-lending by public libraries. It includes 16 case studies from across the EU, and a number of recommendations to policymakers and stakeholders.

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Feasibility study on data collection and analysis in the cultural and creative sectors in the EU

September, 2015


This study, which is planned for in the legal basis of the Creative Europe programme, complements the ongoing work on culture statistics conducted at EU level by Eurostat, by exploring the data available from 'alternative' sources including administrative registers, professional associations and rights management bodies, business registers, 'big data' from the internet and cultural observatories. It suggests possible scenarios to use data from these alternative sources in order to unveil the value of the cultural and creative sectors in full and their contribution to the European creative economy and knowledge society.

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European film in the digital era

October, 2014

EU policy document

A Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament, Council, Economic and Social Committee, and Committee of the Regions concerning European film in the digital era and its role in bridging cultural diversity and competitiveness.

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