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More than 8 million Europeans work in the cultural sector

By the numbers
September 17, 2013
Companies that produce cultural goods and services make a strong contribution to the revitalization of the economy ...

Companies that produce cultural goods and services make a strong contribution to the revitalization of the economy. Cultural and creative sectors account for up to 4,5% of GDP and between 7 and 8,5 million jobs within the EU, according to the 2010 European Competitiveness Report and other sources. 

"A number of studies have confirmed the economic importance of these sectors, which, in a Europe hit hard by economic recession, are recording above-average growth"  highlighted MEP Marie-Thérèse Sanchez-Schmid who authored a recently released report about the issue, titled "Promoting the European cultural and creative sectors as sources of economic growth and jobs" (August 20, 2013). 

Read more at:  Commission launches strategy to boost growth and jobs in cultural and creative sectors, September 26, 2012 

Cultures With

Marie Camier, co-founder of Mediaeducation.fr

September 16, 2013

Marie Camier, 24, co-founder of the French platform about media literacy, Mediaeducation.fr, shares her point of view on this new cultural practice.

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Hélène Grimaud : “With Brahms, you often get that feeling of something on a grand...

September 17, 2013

Hélène Grimaud’s new album, Brahms, released in September on Deutsche Grammophon, takes the French pianist back to one of her favorite repertoires : that of the German composer Johannes Brahms.

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