94 cultural and creative bodies request EU support to overcome the coronavirus crisis - Institutions / Legislation - Europe

94 cultural and creative bodies request EU support to overcome the coronavirus crisis - Institutions / Legislation - Europe
As the European Union starts discussing the recovery plan, Europe’s cultural and creative industries are requesting strong and systemic support measures. While the European Union’s recovery plan is being discussed, a cluster of 94 organisations representing the continent’s cultural and creative industries are voicing their concerns and requesting a strong response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The group includes several notable names, such as Cicae, Animation in Europe, Saa, Fiad, the European Festivals Association, Fera, Europa Distribution and Unic, to name but a few. In their official press release, the organisations explain that the cultural and creative industries were the first and hardest hit by the crisis. According to the European Commission’s estimates, some parts of these industries – which account for €509 billion in value added to Gdp and over 12 million full-time jobs – are expected to lose up to 80% of their turnover in the second quarter...
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