The Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will initiate an examination of the creative and cultural industries in the European Union, which, on the eve of the publication by the European Commission of a Green Book relative to the subject, are currently confronted with a rapidly changing environment. The EESC's debate will culminate in an own-initiative opinion that will be transmitted to the European institutions and widely disseminated to interested parties.
The sources for this opinion will be three-fold:
- recent studies and position papers produced at European level;
- the expertise and experience of the CCMI members;
- results of a public hearing to be held on 19 April. The latter is organised by the CCMI, in cooperation with the Region of Valencia, and will be held at the IVAM (Valencian Institute of Modern Art).
The hearing (the draft programme of which is available online) will aim to discuss not only the specificities of creative and cultural industries, but also understand the dynamics of change in this area. This will allow the CCMI to prepare a well-founded opinion containing a set of recommendations to the relevant policy-makers, in particular at European level.
The list of speakers has been chosen to obtain a clear view of the main issues affecting creative and cultural industries altogether as well as some insights into various sectors through a number of case studies. Appropriate time will be set aside for debate between all the participants in the hearing.
We have the pleasure of inviting you to attend this public hearing. In order to do so in the most efficient manner, please complete our online registration form.
To ensure the smooth organisation of the hearing, you are kindly requested to register before 9 April 2010. Should the number of registrations exceed the conference room capacity, these will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.