European Social Partners of the Live Performance Sector call for a coordinated action plan to secure the recovery and sustainability of the European cultural sector (October 2020)

The urgent call for action echoes the concerns and demands of representatives of national employers’ and workers’ organisations voiced during the October 13th webinar “Covid 19: Outlook for the Live Performance Sector and Measures Needed”, jointly organized by PEARLE* and the EAEA and which they had already stated at the beginning of the pandemic on March 12th

The economic impact of the crisis has hit the sector very hard as venues were entirely shut down and countless tours and events were cancelled. The sector has a high percentage of SMEs, freelance and self-employed workers who are very vulnerable and often face limited access to, or overall exclusion from, cross-sector financial and economic relieve programmes or social support schemes that mitigate the impact of the crisis.     

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