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The UK takes over the Presidency of the European Audiovisual Observatory for 2021

Strasbourg, France 28 January 2021
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The UK takes over the Presidency of the European Audiovisual Observatory for 2021

The Observatory has been providing facts and figures on the film, television and video industries in Europe since 1992. Each January a different Observatory member country takes over its yearly rotating Presidency. In 2020 the Observatory Presidency was held by Morocco. 
The United Kingdom is a founder member of the European Audiovisual Observatory. The UK is represented within the Observatory’s governing body, the Executive Council, by Amit Thapar, Head of Film and High-End TV Policy at the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.  As is the tradition, a public media conference will be hosted by the UK Presidency of the Observatory in the first half of June. The subject chosen by the UK presidency is 'Sustainable film and television production’ which appropriately accounts for environmental sustainability and the broader climate crisis. 

Thapar stated: “We are looking forward to the UK’s Presidency year of the European Audiovisual Observatory. We remain wholly committed to exchanging ideas and information and working closely with our European partners on the important issues of the day, including sustainable film and television production. We feel that the UK’s European Audiovisual Observatory Presidency, including the conference, will provide a valuable forum to further discussion on this important topic.”
Susanne Nikoltchev, the Observatory’s Executive Director, thanked the outgoing Moroccan Presidency for “steadfast and solid support during an exceptionally challenging year in view of the pandemic.” She looked forward to working with the UK as “a major production country and supplier of films and television programmes to European audiences”.


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Strasbourg, France, Online Workshop 10 December 2020
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Diversity and inclusion in the European audiovisual industries: both on and off-screen

Workshop 10 December 2020.

Highlights

  • Session 1 - “Diversity and inclusion off-screen” will examine under-representation behind the camera. What is the situation off-screen? How inclusive is the world of film and television? Themes include equal employment conditions and  training opportunities for minority and under-represented groups.
  • Session 2 - “Diversity and inclusion on-screen” will discuss about how to promote inclusion and non-discrimination on screen/air. Themes include best practices for measuring the perception of D&I on screen/air, how film funds encourage broader on-screen diversity, and broadcaster long-term strategies for promoting D&I on air. 

 Summary of the workshop

Presentations

Session 1-  D&I Off-screen

UK diversity data: methods and results: Amy Turton, Project Manager, Creative Diversity Network, Diamond

 The gender pay gap: good practices against inequality: Pauline Durand-Vialle, CEO, FERA - Federation of European Screen Directors

 Highlights from the “Good Practice Handbook”: Daphne Tepper, Director, UNI Europa

Session 2 - D&I on-screen

 Introduction: Sophie Valais, Senior Legal Analyst, EAO

 Promoting D&I on-air: a comprehensive and long-term strategy: Miranda Wayland, Head of Creative Diversity at BBC

 Assessing the perception of diversity on TV: the CSA Barometer: Géraldine Van Hille, Head of Department for Social Cohesion Missions, CSA, France

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