On 27 October 2011, European social
partners of the audiovisual sector adopted a Framework of Actions on Gender
This comprehensive Framework of
Actions covers the topics of: gender portrayal; addressing gender roles at
work; equal pay; equality in decision making; and the reconciliation of work
and personal life.
The Framework of Action builds amongst
others on the 2005 cross-industry social partners' Framework of Actions on
Gender Equality, while acknowledging the audiovisual sector's specific
responsibility with regard to the protection and promotion of fundamental
freedoms and democracy across the Member States of the European Union. The
social partners also carefully considered how to promote and respect both the
fundamental rights of equality and non-discrimination on the one hand and of
freedom of expression on the other.
The European social partners of the
audiovisual sector commit to promoting the suggested actions and
recommendations included in the Framework of Actions among their member
organisations. After one year, the Working Group on Gender Equality will make a
first assessment of the developments and progress made and will report to the
Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee that will decide on the required follow-up
to the Framework of Actions are the European social partners represented in the
Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee of the audiovisual sector. On the employers'
side, these are: the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT); the
Association of European Radios (AER); the European Broadcasting Union (EBU);
the European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI); and the
International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). On the workers
side, these are: EURO-MEI, the European region of the Media, Entertainment and
Arts sector of UNI Global Union; the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ);
the International Federation of Actors (FIA); and the International Federation
of Musicians (FIM).
The Framework of Action can be found