7 Dec 2014

A new study published by EY and presented on Dec 2 to Commissioner Oettinger, Commissioner Navracsics and Vice-President Ansip shows that cultural and creative industries are one of the bigger European employers with 7 million jobs an experienced consistent growth even in difficult times for the EU economy.

Commissioned by GESAC and backed by 18 partners and supporting organisations, including FERA, it reveals the determining input of creative and cultural industries in the European economy. Weighing 535.9 billion euros and 7 million jobs, of which 19.1% are held by under 30 year olds, culture and creation places itself just behind food and beverage service activities, while in the visual arts sector alone providing work for 2.5 times more people than the automotive industry and more than telecommunications.

Eleven sectors were analysed: books, newspapers and magazines, music, performing arts, television, film, radio, games & video games, visual arts, architecture and advertising.

The study is available HERE

GESAC partners for the study : EUROCOPYA European Federation of Joint Management Societies of Producers for Private Audiovisual Copying; EVA European Visual Artists; FIAPFInternational Federation of Film Producers Associations; IFPI International Federation of the Phonographic Industry; IMPALA Independent Music Companies Association; IVF International Video Federation; SAA Society of Audiovisual Authors.

Supportive organisationsACE Architects’ Council of Europe; AEC European Association of Conservatoires; AER Association of European Radios; EACA European Association of Communications; ECSA European Composer and Songwriter Alliance; EGDF European Games Developer Federation; EPC European Publishers council; FEPFederation of European Publishers;FERA Federation of European Film Directors; FSE Federation of Screenwriters in Europe; IMPFIndependent Music Publishers Forum