Project partners

EBU-UER - European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s leading alliance of Public Service Media with 73 Members in 56 countries in Europe, and an additional 34 associates in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Our members operate almost 2.000 television and radio channels together with numerous online platforms. Together they reach an audience of more than one billion people around the world, broadcasting in more than 120 languages.

The EBU operates Eurovision and Euroradio services. Working on behalf of its Members in the European area, the EBU negotiates broadcasting rights for major sports events, operates the Eurovision and Euroradio networks, organizes program exchanges, stimulates and coordinates coproduction, and provides a full range of other operational, commercial, technical, legal and strategic services.

European Audiovisual Production Association (CEPI)

CEPI, the European Audiovisual Production Association, was founded in 1990 to organise and represent the interests of independent film and television producers across Europe. The association represents approximately 8000 European independent production companies, which together supply over 16000 hours of new programming each year to broadcasters. The majority of production companies represented by CEPI are SMEs.

CEPI’s members create a wide range of diverse film and television content, from standalone documentaries and special event programming to game shows, animation, light entertainment and high-cost drama series. CEPI supports the activities of its television and film production companies, helping them to shape and engage with the European policy landscape and promoting the importance of sustainable cultural and economic growth in the European audiovisual sector.

UNI Europa – Media, Entertainment & Arts (EURO-MEI)

UNI Europa – Media, Entertainment & Arts (EURO-MEI) is the European Region of the Media, Entertainment & Arts sector of Union Global Union (UNI MEI). It represents over 70 unions and guilds in the media, entertainment and arts sector in Europe. Membership of its affiliates includes technicians, screenwriters, film directors and other workers in broadcasting, cinema, theatre as well as in visual arts.

EURO-MEI serves as a point of contact for its affiliates and the members they represent in this increasingly internationalised sector. It is a clearing house for information useful to them, particularly that regarding bi-national or multinational productions, or movement of employees across national borders.

It is concerned with issues ranging from ownership structure evolution, trade policy and technological change to copyright and neighbouring rights, piracy and censorship. It acts to exchange information about collective agreements, legal standards and practices of the categories it represents at a European level.

International Federation of Musicians (FIM)

The International Federation of Musicians, founded in 1948, is the international organisation for musicians’ unions, guilds and professional associations and is now counting about 70 members in 60 countries throughout the world.

FIM has created three regional groups, for Africa (FIM-AF, the FIM African Committee), for Latin America (GLM, Grupo Latinoamericano de Músicos) and for Europe (the FIM European group).

The Federation’s main objective is to protect and further the economic, social and artistic interests of musicians represented by its member unions.

FIM is active in lobbying international and regional institutions as well as national governments and is recognised a nongovernmental organisation by Unesco, the International Labour Office (ILO), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the European Commission and the Council of Europe. It enables it to participate in crucial negotiations on the protection of performers where it can make the voice of musicians heard.

International Federation of Actors (FIA)

The International Federation of Actors (FIA) is a global federation of performers’ trade unions, guilds and professional associations. Founded in 1952, it represents several hundreds of thousands of performers with some 90 member organisations in more than 60 countries around the world. The “EuroFIA Group” brings together FIA’s member unions in the EU and neighbouring countries of Europe. EuroFIA unions are those involved in the Creative Skills Europe Initiative.

FIA’s main purpose is to voice the professional interests of actors (in film, television, radio, digital media, theatre and live performance), broadcast professionals, dancers, singers, variety and circus artists and others. Internationally, FIA works on any subject matter that may impact the working lives of the professionals it represents. It advocates primarily to improve the working conditions and advance the economic and social rights of performers, but equally to campaign for the value of the cultural and creative sector in which they work.

The International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF)

The International Federation of Film Producers Associations 34 producer’s associations ranging from 27 different countries. The organisation’s far-reaching influence is felt across five continents, focussing on copyright and intellectual property rights, IPR and anti-piracy issues, technology standardisation, media regulation and digital technology impact on audiovisual value chains, public and private financing issues and trade issues.

FIAPF also regulates international film festivals, acting as a trusted contact between the film business and festivals to ensure that cooperation and mutual benefit are maintained between the two parties.

The organisation has a long tradition engaging with policymakers on the principles and practices of film producers across the globe, facilitating growth across the wider sector.