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The international context of audiovisual policy

International agreements and constraints in the audiovisual sector play an important role on how the EU and Member States develop audiovisual policy.

A globe covered in digital screens, representing an international approach to audiovisual services

Ministers called for a reinforcement of the international dimension in the Cannes declaration on EU audiovisual cooperation of 2006 (.pdf).

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

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