Ministers called for a reinforcement of the international dimension in the Cannes declaration on EU audiovisual cooperation of 2008.
The Commission staff working document [SEC(2009) 1033, .pdf] provides a comprehensive overview of this area, notably highlighting the approach underpinning the EU action in this context.
The international aspects of audiovisual policy cover five main areas:
- EU Enlargement
- European Neighbourhood Policy
- trade relations: the World Trade Organisation and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- promotion of cultural diversity (UNESCO)
- cooperation in audiovisual policy