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.

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In 2008, Ministers called for a reinforcement of the international dimension in the 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:

  • EU Enlargement
  • European Neighbourhood Policy
  • Trade relations
    • The World Trade Organisation
    • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Promotion of cultural diversity (UNESCO)
  • Cooperation in audiovisual policy

Other multilateral fora