7 organisations in the music sector call for a revision of the CITES musical instrument certificate
Brussels (22 September 2016) – Today Pearle* - Live Performance Europe together with a wide group of European and American stakeholders from the music sector representing musicians, music ensembles, music groups, orchestras, concert venues, instrument makers and merchants published a common statement in view of the discussions on the musical instrument certificate (MIC) at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17). The meeting will take place from 24 September to 5 October in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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.
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.
CITES musical instrument certificate
Improving travels with musical instruments containing protected species such as ivory, tortoise shell, Brazilian rosewood, lizard skin or others and ease CITES related rules for the music sector is high on the agenda of Pearle* - Live Performance Europe. European CITES authorities are currently discussing possible changes to international CITES rules and a coherent revision of the European musical instrument certificate. Pearle* and EILA, the International association of violin and bow makers drafted a statement to support this initiative.
Creative Skills Europe’s publication
Creative Skills Europe’s publication – Trends and Skills in the European Audiovisual and Live Performance sectors – is now available in its full version in French and Spanish.