The European cultural and creative sectors as sources of economic growth and jobs
On 28 May 2013, Ms Sanchez-Schmid will present her own-initiative draft report on ‘Promoting the European cultural and creative sectors as sources of economic growth and jobs’. In addition to being essential drivers for cultural diversity, these sectors are one of Europe's most dynamic economic areas. The draft report focuses on how to promote the right conditions for the development of these sectors and to foster positive synergy effects on the rest of the economy and on society as a whole. It also highlights the measures needed to help these industries face a rapidly changing environment and in particular the challenges brought by the digital shift and the globalisation. The vote in committee on the draft report is foreseen for 18 June.
Welcome to the website of the Committee on Culture and Education. Here you will find information about the work we do - for example, agendas of our forthcoming meetings, or draft reports and amendments to these - and information about the Members of the Committee, so that you can contact any of them directly. You can also follow Committee meetings as they happen, via live webstreaming.
Within the Parliament, the Committee is responsible for education, culture, youth, sport and the cultural and educational aspects of the EU's media policy. It plays an equal role with the governments of the Member States in adopting new laws and supervising the EU's programmes in these areas. These include the Lifelong Learning programme, which pays for the Erasmus student exchange programme; the Culture 2007 programme, which supports the European Capitals of Culture; and the Media 2007 programme, which has helped finance production of a number of successful European films, such as Slumdog Millionaire. The Committee also regularly holds public hearings to gather evidence from experts about aspects of its work.
I am proud to be Chair of this Committee and hope that this website will help you to follow its work more easily.