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We’re tracking covid-19 support measures for the audiovisual sector

Strasbourg, France 06 April 2020
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We’re tracking covid-19 support measures for the audiovisual sector

The COVID-19 crisis is producing unprecedented challenges for the audiovisual sector. In response to this, governments and industry bodies are bringing in measures to support the various industries and their professionals through this period. The Observatory is tracking these measures in 41 different countries as well as pan-European initiatives.  A daily up-dated data tracker is freely available from the Observatory’s website from this page.

The Strasbourg-based information clearing house is making use of its unique information network throughout Europe to collect raw data on audiovisual sector-specific measures in real time. The Observatory team transforms the data into a sortable tracking tool, up-dated on a daily basis. The various measures being tracked range from initiatives such as public support, regulation, industry agreements and policy declarations, for example. More general, overarching measures concerning fields such as employment are also being tracked as they are particularly applied to the audiovisual sector. The Observatory’s online tracker takes the form of a downloadable EXCEL table which allows the user to sort the information by country, organisation creating the measure or type of initiative, for example.

Executive Director Susanne Nikoltchev said of the project: “We hope our real time tracking of these support measures will help the European audiovisual industry and especially its SMEs and free-lance workers to get through this COVID-19 crisis. Providing the European overview and helping the audiovisual sector are the Observatory’s reason d’être so it was clear that we were going to support the European audiovisual industries and its professional by providing this information.” She added that she was extremely grateful to the Observatory’s Advisory Committee and networks for their support in helping to gather this information.

For further information about our COVID-19 tracking project or indeed to signal any support measures to us, contact info.obs@coe.int


A spotlight on the new Digital Services Act Package A spotlight on the new Digital Services Act Package

In 2019, the European Commission launched the process for the adoption of a comprehensive regulatory package, the so-called Digital Services Act package (DSA).
Two new Regulation proposals were published on 15 December 2020 and aim at modernising the current legal framework for digital services. At a key point in the discussions on this new legislative framework, we are organising a series of webinars dealing with specific topics, where the areas of interplay between the DSA package and existing regulatory instruments may appear more complex in order to help pave the way for a structured exchange among stakeholders, with the Observatory team acting as facilitator for the discussion.

 You can register to take part here.

An initial introductory conference took place on 11 February. Here’s the film of this first conference: The new Digital Services Act Package: a paradigm shift?

See below for the themes of the various webinars.

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