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European Sector Skills Council


In 2011/2012 the European social partners in the audiovisual and live performance sectors carried out an EU-funded feasibility study on the creation of a European Sector Council on Employment and Skills in the Audiovisual and Live Performance Sectors. The study identified seventeen national sector skills councils or equivalent bodies in ten EU countries at different stages of their development and presenting different governing and functioning structures.

Because of the strong interest in strengthening European co-operation expressed by a majority of the national stakeholders consulted, the study recommended the establishment of a European Sector Skills Council in the Audiovisual and Live Performance sectors composed of the relevant national bodies identified and steered by the European social partners. European social partners in both EU Social Dialogue Committees (SDCAV, SDCLP) agreed to establish a European
Sectors Skills Council in the future.

This project runs from mid-2014 until the end of 2015. In its first phase of existence the European Sector Skills Council will meet three times with the objective of agreeing on its functioning and long-term work plan and preparing data-driven reports on employment and skills on the basis of existing intelligence in their sector and of formulating policy recommendations.

In addition, two regionally-focused capacity building workshops will allow for additional exchange of good practice targeting organisations in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe where employment and skills discussions as well as data collection are not yet fully developed.

Through these activities the Council will aim at providing more and better sectoral employment and skills intelligence, and at contributing to the development of sectoral skills governance and policies at national and European levels. The European Skills Council in the Audiovisual and Live Performance Sectors will finally be a genuine European platform for the development of future joint sectoral skills projects.

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