European film in the digital era Brussels, 15.5.2014
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS.
European film in the digital era Bridging cultural diversity and competitiveness The audiovisual sector has substantial cultural, social and economic significance. It shapes identities, projects values and can be a driver of European integration by contributing to our shared European identity. The sector contributes to growth and jobs in Europe and is a driver for innovation.
The audiovisual sector is also noteworthy for being more regulated than other creative sectors and heavily reliant on public funding.