Europe's creative economy has been decimated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Venues remain closed, productions postponed and advertising revenues have plummeted.
But 2019 was a different story. Cultural and creative industries (CCIs) represented some of Europe's biggest employers, some of its most diverse and fast-growing sectors, and a major contributor to European GDP. The balance of trade in culture posted a net surplus of €8.6 billion in 2019. (more…)
Last summer, EU member states committed to an unprecedent €750 billion recovery plan that now needs to be implemented in every country. Turning over the COVID page will be a demanding challenge, but Europe can count on a major ally: its cultural and creative industries (CCIs). As emphasised in a new study, CCIs are much more than just another sector to bail out of the crisis, they are a significant component of Europe’s solution to this crisis.
We are excited to announce that GESAC will soon be launching a follow-up study to our influential 2014 study Creating Growth. The study, once again conducted by EY, will reveal the figures behind the immense size of Europe's creative economy, the full impact of COVID-19, and how culture should play a central role it helping to rebuild Europe.
Today marks the launch of the EY study GESAC commissioned, with the support of nine other creative sector organisations, Rebuilding Europe: The cultural and creative sector before and after the COVID-19 crisis
On 18 November we hosted an event with big names from both the creative and policy world.
Do you know any law students currently studying or researching authors’ right/copyright? If you do, encourage them to apply for this year’s edition of the ALAI European Authors’ Right Award! The deadline is 16/11.
Article 17, formerly Article 13, was one of the most hotly contested issues surrounding the Copyright Directive. Click below to find out how it will benefit creators and the creative sector.
The protection of authors’rights is essential: without this, creators wouldn’t be paid for the use of their work
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Hot in the newsThe Copyright Directive
In April 2019, the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was formally adopted, bringing hugely positives effects for Europe’s creators
We represent 32 members
from 27 different countries.
Our members distributed €5.4 billion royalties in 2018 and invested €216 million in European culture
Representing creators from all over Europe
GESAC brings together organisations from a range of sectors to protect authors’ rights and promote their best interests. Our members manage the rights of their authors’ works and represent them in negotiations to secure things like fair remuneration. They are run by their members, are non-profit, and provide a crucial service in the creative sector that enables authors to create.