Policy areas /overview / detail
May 30, 2012
Propsal for a directive on public procurement
In December 2011 the Commission published a proposal on the revision of public procurement rules. Pearle* believes that a specific light regime for cultural services is urgently needed in order to take into account the particularities of the sector. The live performance sector is hybrid in terms of covering both public bodies and private enterprises.
In order to ensure high level live performances throughout the EU; cultural, artistic and entertainment services should benefit from a special regime which allows for the reduction of administrative burdens and artistic freedom. Otherwise, the uniqueness and diversity of the European cultural landscape would be at stake.