European Commission seminar on artists mobility

57547_787645367955058_2192249538670834159_oFollowing several issues faced by artists on the field, the EU has included in the Council work plan for Culture 2011-2014 a thematic seminar on artists’ mobility, social security and taxation.

Many EU member states’ representatives, European Commission staff, and associations from the sector gathered for two days of work.

Jacques Toubon, chairman of FEVIS, opened this seminar with a keynote speech that spoke for our community and raised the issues that you all have been sharing with FEVIS.

You may find his speech in French here:

discours Jacques Toubon Commission Européenne 19 juin 2014

Many best practice from several EU member states were presented. Among others, FEVIS noted that of the Netherlands in regards to its management of A1 forms.They are issued by email, treated within a few days, and in Dutch and English. We strongly advise our members to inform their own administration for them to visit the Netherlands and Mr G. DONKERSLOOT, Sociale Verzekeringsbank, to study their process that they describe as ‘pragmatic’.

All other documents from that day are available to our members if they log in:

– Dick Molenaar and Professor Maisto on double taxation

– H. Paulander and L.Tivrisi from the DG TAXUD (EU Commission)

– Pasquale Pistone on tax obstacles


The EU has also organized an open consultation that is open until July 3rd, in a few days. To participate:


Edited by FEVIS / Editorial Board : directed by Jacques Toubon, the members of the FEVIS board and Catherine Desbordes, Deputy Director / Editor : Marie Hédin
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