European group of the International Federation of Actors, European Federation of Journalists , International Federation of Musicians & UNI Europa – UNI Global Union (Media, Entertainment & Arts) (2023). Digital Working in the Media, Arts & Entertainment Sector: Challenges and Opportunities. FIA, EFJ, FIM & UNI Europa.

In recent years, the Media, Arts, and Entertainment sector has seen a significant shift towards digitalisation, with the COVID-19 pandemic further accelerating this trend. As certain parts of the creative sector are working increasingly online, and work migrates more and more to the digital sphere, it has become more challenging to protect the rights, working conditions, and interests of atypical workers involved in this field. Hence new challenges and opportunities are arising for trade unions, particularly in terms of protecting and advocating for the rights of atypical workers. The rise of digital work tools and platforms has also highlighted the need for trade unions to adapt, reassess, and stay ahead of the curve. To address these changing dynamics, and the challenges and opportunities associated with them, the International Federation of Actors (FIA), along with its project partners FIM, UNI MEI, and EFJ, commissioned a qualitative and explorative study with working title ‘Strengthening Social Dialogue and Freedom of Association: Organising & Representing Atypical Workers in the Media, Arts and Entertainment Sector’. The study was undertaken by Twee-eiige Drieling (TWIIID) and Doenker, based on a call for applications launched in October 2021.

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