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The European Region of the Media, Entertainment & Arts sector of Union Global Union (UNI MEI), represents over 70 unions and guilds in the media, entertainment and arts sector in Europe. The membership of its affiliates includes technicians, screenwriters, film directors and other workers in broadcasting, cinema, theatre as well as in visual arts.
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No recovery without culture

Friday 2 April 2021

More than 110 pan-European organisations and networks issued an open letter calling on the Member States and the European Commission to secure a future for culture and cultural life in Europe. This is the second statement of the European cultural sector after a first open letter entitled make culture central in the EU recovery, issued…

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Getting behind the wave of theatre occupations across France

Saturday 20 March 2021

Workers in the performing arts in France call for the reopening of the sector and the guarantee of social rights for intermittent cultural workers. Since 4 March, performing arts workers have been occupying the legendary Odéon theatre in Paris. The beginning of the action marks the first anniversary of the closure of the sector and…

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50/50 by 2020 – Are we there & what is next?

Friday 4 December 2020

Perspectives for gender equality in the European Audiovisual sector beyond 2020 An online event – Friday 11 December from 11:00 till 13:00 To register, click here. The campaign ‘50/50 by 2020’ was launched by the Swedish Film Institute at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. Highlighting the still blatant underrepresentation of women in front and…

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Proposed dismissal of the General Director of RTV SLO sparks concerns over independence of the Slovenian public broadcaster

Wednesday 28 October 2020

In statement released today, the global community of media and entertainment unions affiliated to UNI Global Union expresses its concern with the latest developments at RTV SLO and the proposal to dismiss its General Director, Igor Kadunc. The proponents claim that Kadunc significantly weakened and financially depleted the broadcaster. After the legislative initiative by the…

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Covid 19: outlook for the Live Performance sector and measures needed

Wednesday 14 October 2020

The pandemic and lockdown have had major consequences in the Live Performance sector, as venues have been forced to fully close down and tours have been cancelled. This has had a huge impact on the economic stability of the sector as a whole, but also on individual workers, many of whom are freelance and self-employed,…

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