In early 2019 the EU Policy and Strategy Working Group became the central place in the EFADs to reflect, discuss and elaborate on all core legislative areas of European film policy – building on the work of the former Digital and Copyright Working Group. Our policy engagement ranges from audiovisual regulation, copyright and its enforcement, state aid and EU funding programmes to coproduction and ecological sustainability – it basically focusses on all audiovisual topics that are discussed with and among the EU institutions.
The EU Policy and Strategy Working Group is chaired by Julia Piaseczny, advisor on European Affairs at the German Federal Film Fund (FFA).
"Promoting cultural diversity means to get involved proactively. That is why the EU Policy and Strategy Working Group also initiates debates. In the years 2019 and 2020 we have decided to focus on the sustainability and strength of independent European film companies which are instrumental not only to enriching cultural diversity thus shaping European identity, democracy and social cohesion but also to driving innovation and economic development".
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