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Gepubliceerd op:  28 Jun 2023

Apply to become member of the art market dialogue working group

The European Commission seeks the application of people with experience related to trading in cultural goods. Members will exchange information, offer opinions and promote good practices for protecting and trading cultural goods within the single market.

The European Commission has published a call for applications to form a working group that will engage in a dialogue with the art market.

The commission seeks to establish a dialogue because it recognizes the crucial role of art market players, collectors, and cultural heritage institutions in preventing and detecting crimes related to cultural goods.

Who should apply

The European Commission seeks the application of people with experience related to trading in cultural goods. The working group will consist of up to 30 members.

Individuals appointed in a personal capacity, individuals representing common interests shared by stakeholders, and organizations may apply.

What the working group will do

The working group will operate under the Commission's expert group on Cultural Heritage. Its primary objective will be to exchange information on policies, actions, and legislation concerning the protection and trade of cultural goods within the single market.

While acknowledging that the global trade in cultural goods extends beyond the European single market, the working group will primarily focus on activities within the region that comprises of the 27 European Union countries, as well as Iceland, Norway, and Lichtenstein.

The working group's tasks will include

  • facilitating information exchange between the Commission and stakeholders involved in trading cultural goods
  • providing expert reports and opinions on relevant EU legislation and funding programs
  • promoting the sharing of experiences and best practices implemented by art market participants and relevant bodies within the single market

Background

This call for applications marks an important step in the European Commission's efforts to combat the trafficking of cultural goods and enhance cooperation with the art market. By fostering dialogue and collaboration, the working group aims to strengthen prevention and detection measures, protect cultural heritage, and ensure the integrity of the single market.

This initiative is part of the Commission's action plan to combat the trafficking of cultural goods.

This addresses the challenges posed by the illegal trade of cultural objects and focuses on

  • prevention
  • enforcement of existing regulation
  • cooperation
  • raising public awareness on the issue
Tagged in:  Protecting cultural heritage
Gepubliceerd op:  28 Jun 2023