UNIC policy update 18/02/2022



    08/02: NextGenerationEU: European Commission raises an additional €5 billion in support for Europe's recovery – European Commission

    In its first bond syndication of 2022, the European Commission has today raised a further €5 billion in NextGenerationEU funds on behalf of the EU in yet another successful deal.

    Digital Services Act

    09/02: Digital Services Act: Know Your Business Customer obligations must apply to intermediary services – UNIC

    This letter focuses on the “Know Your Business Customer” (KYBC) obligations of the proposal.

    Collective Rights Management

    02/02: The Collective Rights Management Directive: a positive assessment of the action of CMOs - Society of Audiovisual Authors

    5-years after the transposition deadline, the European Commission has concluded that the application of the Collective Rights Management Directive has had a positive effect on rightsholders and the licensing market. Therefore, there is no need for a review, said the Commission.

    EU funding

    03/02 : Creative Europe: Commission launches first calls for proposals to support audiovisual industry – European Commission

    The Commission has published the first three calls for proposals opened under the framework of the Creative Europe MEDIA 2022, a programme with a total of €226 million of EU funding available this year. It aims at supporting the recovery of the audiovisual industry and strengthening its competitiveness both within Europe and worldwide.


    09/02: MEDIA will be present at the Berlinale: EFF on sustainability, industry events and films – European Commission

    Creative Europe MEDIA will once again be present at the festival with a virtual stand, a European Film Forum, side events and some MEDIA-supported films in competition.


    10 March - European Audiovisual Observatory advisory committee meeting

    11 March - Presentation of a pan European report on the future of the industry by the European Co-Production Forum, Brussels

    28/29 March - UNIC Cinema Days 2022

    April 2022 - Adoption of French conclusions on building a European Strategy for the Cultural and Creative Industries

    25-28 April - CinemaCon 2022

    17-28 May - Cannes Film Festival 2022

    20-23 June - CineEurope 2022