As a follow-up to the release of the Rebuilding Europe study in late January, GESAC held a webinar event on 24 March to discuss how Europe can prepare for a reopening of cultural venues and relaunch of cultural activities. Officials from the European Commission and Parliament took part in the panel discussion alongside two creative industry representatives. Read more for a recording of the event. (more…)
Include culture in your national recovery strategies and reactivate cultural life in Europe. This is the message more than 110 signatories, GESAC included, are sending to Member States and government authorities today. (more…)
GESAC has cosigned a letter with six live event organisations, urging the European Commission to take the lead in coordinating the reopening of Europe's cultural venues and the relaunching of cultural life. (more…)
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…)
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
Hot in the newsBuy-out contracts: a dangerous threat to European creators
Read more to find out how video on demand platforms and broadcasters are circumventing EU law and what can be done about it.
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.