The European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (ECCD) is an association of national coalitions which promotes the diversity of cultural expressions.

Founded in 2005 as an informal network, ECCD brings together 11 national coalitions in a federation. Within the coalitions are professional cultural and creative organisations from cinema, audiovisual, performing arts, editing, music, visual arts and multimedia… These organisations cover all professions in the artistic and cultural sectors such as authors, producers, composers, editors, artists-interpreters, broadcasters…
ECCD work in Brussels to uphold the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the protection and the promotion of cultural diversity which the EU has ratified. To this end, ECCD supports and encourages EU cultural policies that are necessary to underpin the creative industries, creators and our diverse cultures to ensure that they thrive and prosper.

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From our members : Fair Culture – A Key to Sustainable Development

From our members

Fair-Trade principles address poor labour standards and inequalities globally. While they have been widely implemented in several economic fields over the last decades, culture and the creative industries have too often not been part of the discussion. This needs to …

Joint press release : The European audiovisual sector welcomes the initiative report of the European Parliament’s Culture Committee on the implementation of the AVMS Directive


On 9 May, the European Parliament adopted its report on the implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive. We, organisations representing European audiovisual screenwriters, directors, composers, producers, distributors and …

Launch of the first European Forum on Discoverability


The European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity have just launched the first ever European Forum on Discoverability. It was held in the European Parliament on 9 March, with the support of …

Panellists of the Discoverability Forum


On 9 March 2023, the European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (ECCD) organise the first European Discoverability Forum with the support of MEPs Ibán García del Blanco, Alexis Georgoulis and Niklas …

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