Created in 1991, Pearle* is the European trade federation of Performing Arts organisations and enterprises.

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EILA and Pearle* welcome EU musical instrument certificate to facilitate travelling with musical ins

At a workshop held in Brussels on 16 October 2014, representatives of the European Commission, CITES Management Authorities and other stakeholders from the music sector discussed the impact and feasibility of an EU musical instrument certificate. The debate which was organised by Pearle*-Live Performance Europe in cooperation with the International Association of Violin and Bow Makers EILA focused on possibilities to identify musical instruments in the certificate without creating additional burdens and costs for musicians and orchestras.

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Polifonia (Erasmus network for Music)

Since its launch in 2004, the ERASMUS Network for Music ‘Polifonia’ has proactively addressed European higher education policy issues from the perspective of higher music education (HME). In its third cycle, the current 3-year project (2011-2014)comprises of five working groups, each of which has been designed to be coherent internally but also complementary to others. Pearle* is part of working group 4, ‘Educating for Entrepreneurship’, that brings together representatives of higher music education institutions and professional music organisations. It aims to: •explore innovative, “entrepreneurial” ways of structuring music-making across Europe •determine the shared skills and competencies this entails •map existing approaches to such training in conservatoires •provide guidelines and appropriate training for higher music education institutions and the profession

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visas for performers from EU travelling to perform in USA

The European social partners 'live performance' ask for an explanation on the difficulties imposed on performers from the EU to travel to and tour in the USA. Whilst sports people enjoy much easier visa entry conditions, the situation for performers remains very difficult.

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Pearle response to consultation on the small business act (SBA)

Pearle* - Live Performance Europe is the European association representing through its members more than 5000 organisations in the live performance, a large part being small and medium sized enterprises, profit as well as non-profit organisations, ranging from micro-entreprises to companies over 250 employees. For this reason, Pearle* underlines the need to continue to support small and medium sized entreprises and further develop the SBA as the Commission’s policy instrument to promote SMEs and entrepreneurship 2015-2020. In the live performance sector, access to finance remains one of the most urging topics, in particular after the economic crisis which in most of the EU countries led to important cuts in the public financing of culture and the arts.

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Inventory of EU Legislation with an impact on the live performance sector

A comprehensive Inventory of EU legislation with an impact on the live performance sector, including a thorough overview of the EU legislation in 20 policy areas and covering more than 150 EU regulations.

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