Seminar on Artists' mobility, social security and taxation in the EU (19-20 June)

Brussels, 19th-20th June – On the Move participated in the two-day seminar on Artists’ mobility, social security and taxation in the EU convened by the European commission – DG Education and Culture. OTM was commissioned, via the EENC network*, to prepare an analytical report on the issue, which served as the background document of the event and was completed with the experts inputs from Pearle*. The seminar convened around 60 participants, including representatives of 18 EU Member States, of the European culture sector (companies, employers, federations and trade unions) and of different Commission DGs. The discussion started with the overview of the main obstacles – regulatory, administrative and practical – faced by mobile artists and cultural professionals when dealing with social security and taxation issues. In presenting its findings, On the Move pointed out that artists working across borders often encounter problems because they combine different working statuses (employed / self-employed / freelance) at the same time, and because they feature frequently mobile and highly unpredictable career patternsREAD MORE