Pearle*-Live Performance Europe represents more than 7000 organizations in the performing arts and music sector.
It was created 25 years ago.

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PRESS RELEASE - Going digital: Pearle members discuss live experiences of performances online

(Zurich/Brussels 29 November 2016) – Pearle* members from across Europe came together in Zurich, Switzerland to discuss topics such as EU cultural policy, Commission’s proposals on employment and social affairs, the security of concert halls and theatres after the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels as well as the recently launched texts on the EU copyright reform.

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Pearle - EFA partnership, in context of RISE project funded under Creative Europe programme

CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE CONTEXT OF INTERNATIONALISATION, CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION AND MOBILITY The European Festival Association (EFA) and Pearle*-Live Performance Europe have teamed up to improve knowledge on legal and managerial aspects on cross-border cooperation. In a series of 2,5 hour seminars or workshops spread over a period of more than 2 years a wide range of issues which either have a cross-border dimension or of common interest to many cultural managers across Europe, will be organised. A typical seminar or workshop will include the involvement of a legal expert other, the presentation of a case and a lot of interaction and exchange. Participants will be invited in advance to bring their questions along, so that at the end of the session they will have acquired knowledge and insight to tackle their case. After every session a report will be drafted which will be at the disposal for anyone interested, but could not take part in the workshop. This way a knowledge centre will be built up of experts input, including description of cases and good practice examples. Knowledge and access to information is key. With a lot of expertise available in the sector and in the members organisations and having access to experts in specific areas, international collaboration can be enhanced through training, exchange amongst peers, and through a practical and solution-oriented approach. EFA and PEARLE members are invited to make proposals for topics to the steering committee. Depending on the issues raised, further in-depth research or articles on a specific subject from experts may be added. Articles can cover legal or managerial questions related to mobility (such as taxation, VAT, visas), access to audiences, financing and entrepreneurship. In addition EFA and PEARLE members will be offered access to a series of easy reading booklets (supported by an online animation) will be produced which will provide access to information on the relationship between the daily management and the regulatory framework.

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Online interactive risk assessment tool for productions and performances

watch the introductory video The European social partner project to develop and promote Online Interactive Risk Assessment in the Live Performance Sector has reached its close. With the support of the EU-OSHA Agency, the sectoral social partners Pearle*-Live Performance Europe and EAEA (composed of FIM, FIA and UNI-MEI) have launched two risk assessment tools: one for Productions and one for Venues. The tools are accessible anonymously and free of charge. They are accessible at any time, a risk assessment can be interrupted and continued at a later date, at the user’s convenience. Furthermore, they can be used on portable devices, which is practical. The two OiRA tools for the Live Performance sector have been developed to give a roadmap to the live performance sector to address the challenges that exist to make fit European health and safety legislation with addressing risks in venues and productions, to consider implementing policies, taking measures and adopting approaches that go beyond the common sense practice. It also helps to support careful consideration of the aspects of the work that require safety management and helps to protect those working in this intensely varied and busy environment.

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Directive on copyright in the digital single market

Pearle* recommendations to the European Parliament on the proposal for Directive on copyright in the digital single market In light of the ongoing development of the digital world and – at the same time – outdated, unsuitable copyright rulings, comprehensive copyright reform has been discussed by the public, in Member States and within the European institutions.rnThe European Commission has published a proposal for Directive on copyright in the digital single market which is now discussed in European Parliament. Pearle* welcomes this initiative to review the EU copyright framework for the digital age. It is essential to introduce overdue modernisations and make European copyright rules fit for the online world. As creative content online is able to circulate regardless of national frontiers, certain rules on copyright and neighbouring rights need to be tackled at European level. More detailed information can be found in the paper.

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The Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers - Copyright Clearing for Live Events in an International Context is the fourth publication of the RISE project! The European Festivals Association (EFA) and Pearle*-Live Performance Europe have teamed up to improve knowledge on legal and managerial aspects on cross-border cooperation within the EFA RISE project, funded by the Creative Europe Programme from the European Union from 2014 until 2017.

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