offWOMEX Presentation: 60 Minutes for Fair Culture

Towards fair and sustainable supply chains in the (digital) music industry

Kimmo Aulake
Keith Nurse
Tamás Szűcs
Christine M Merkel by Christine M. Merkel

Presented by Christine M. Merkel (Germany), German Commission for UNESCO

with Kimmo Aulake (Finland), Ministry of Education and Culture;
Keith Nurse (UK/Barbados), University of the West Indies / OECD;
Tamás Szűcs (Hungary/Belgium), European Commission

The 2005 UNESCO Convention promotes a balanced flow of cultural goods and services, as well as the mobility of artists and cultural professionals globally. As highlighted in the UNESCO Global Report 2018 Re|shaping Cultural Policies, fair and sustainable trade and exchange remain key challenges for the cultural sector.

The German Commission for UNESCO and the Finnish Ministry for Culture and Education invite you to an interactive workshop on ‘Fair Culture’, an official side event of the Finnish EU Presidency.

This session reflects on how to apply the concept of ‘fair trade’ to the music field, taking into account specificities and challenges of the sector. During the session, contributions from international experts and practitioners will be developed, addressing the international music industry and governments, as well as the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 UNESCO-Convention.