Status of the artist: improve working conditions of artists and cultural workers
In the past months, IETM - in coordination with other representatives of the cultural sector - has engaged with the European Parliament in order to ensure that the EP report 'An EU framework for the social and professional situation of artists and workers in the cultural and creative sectors' takes the necessary steps to improve the working conditions in the creative sector.
On Tuesday 23 October 2023, members of the European Parliament from the Culture and Employment Committees adopted the report and called for the creation of a legal EU framework to improve the social and professional conditions in the CCS.
This framework would include:
- Directive on decent working conditions for professionals in the cultural and creative sector and the correct determination of their employment status;
- A European platform aimed at improving the exchange of good practices and cooperation between Member States in order to improve working conditions and social coverage, with the participation of social partners;
- Adaptation of European programmes to finance artists, such as the 'Creative Europe' programme, which include social conditionality in order to respect European, national or collective obligations in terms of work and social protection.
The next steps are:
- Final approval of the Report in the European Parliament plenary session in November 2023;
- After the vote, the Commission will have three months to reply by either informing the EP on steps it plans to take or giving reasons for any refusal to propose a legislative initiative along the lines of EP’s request.