May 28th, 2021
MOBILIVE final conference
MOBILIVE final conference Open to: all Pearle* members and invited guests

Online conference

Cross-border employment in the live performance sector: Exploring the social security and employment status of highly mobile workers

Friday 28th of May 2021 | 10h – 13h CET

Interpretation available in French

The research project aimed to look at the social security and employment status in the context of cross-border employment in the live performance sector. Besides a mapping of the sector and the concept of high mobility, the research further explores mobility from the perspective of labour law and social security. After a presentation by the three research partners, representatives from the Commission, the ELA, social partners and the sector will share their views.


10h05   Welcome - Anita Debaere, Pearle* -  Live Performance Europe
10h15   Opening speech - Jörg Tagger, EC – DG EMPL, Unit Social Dialogue
10h30   Study ‘Cross-border employment in the live performance sector’:
            presentation of the main findings, conclusions and recommendations

             - Frederic De Wispelaere & Wouter Schepers, HIVA - KU Leuven

             - Prof. Dr. Yves Jorens & Evert Nerinckx, Ghent University

             - Dr. Marco Rocca & Leila Duchateau, CNRS - University of Strasbourg

11h30    Break – intermezzo
11h45    Feedback from a touring ensemble and an organiser

             - Lies Martens, manager of Belgian touring groups

             - Stéphanie Deporcq, Festival Aix-en-Provence  

12h05    Feedback from the European social partners

             - Dearbhal Murphy, European Arts and Entertainment Alliance (EAEA)

             - Anita Debaere, Pearle* - Live Performance Europe

12h25    Feedback from the European Labour Authority and the European Commission

             - Cosmin Boiangiu, Executive Director, European Labour Authority (ELA) 

             - Federico Pancaldi, Information Unit, European Labour Authority (ELA) 

             - David-Pascal Dion, EC – DG EMPL, Unit social security coordination

12h55    Short word of thanks and goodbye - Frederic De Wispelaere, HIVA – KU Leuven

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