The concrete outcome of the FEVIS Europe cooperation project is the following.
1. Barriers to mobility: taxes
1- short term: information for you
We provide our members with concrete information on current tax treaties, updates, and various applications of these texts when touring abroad thanks to experience sharing among members. Such information reduces budget insecurity, lack of transparency and information. Find here
all bilateral tax conventions with France (in French).
all bilateral tax conventions with Germany (in German).
all bilateral tax conventions, case law negotiations calendar and contact information for Belgium (in French and Flamish).
Contact us if you have a precise question.
2 – long term: lobbying for change
We advocate for a simplification of the tax system that prevails today. For example, regarding withholding taxes, FEVIS Europe contributes to the lobbying activities of other organizations such as Pearle and FIM, that have been actively working on recommendations to modify bilateral tax conventions, and their the OECD tax model (issue of article 17 with the specific case of artists). Since taxation is mainly a matter of national law, we also coordinate national lobbying activities among our members. Join us and contribute in your own country.
2. Instruments transportation
1 – short term: exporting good ideas?
Inspried by the Musicians Union in the UK, we are currently attempting to have an agreement with a national ministry of transports. We will try to export this type of agreement elswhere.
2 – long term: watching for European directives
Thanks to the global petition on instrument transportation, and the proposals of European networks Pearle and FIM which contributed to EU directives’ drafts, a legislative act will be soon be examined by the European Parliament. Our role as a cooperation network is to make sure this legislative act will be well-transposed in each country.
3. Barriers to mobility: social protection
This topic is part of the upcoming European Commission agenda. Existing European networks and FEVIS will be meeting in the coming months to contribute to their reflection.
4. Comparing national markets and specificities
1 – capacity building
Knowing more about European counterparts allows to be inspried by innovative methods in funding (crowdfunding, new business models…), in management and in many other fields. This knowledge is shared through documents (members’ area), and events (professional meetings, training sessions).
2 – tips for touring
National music markets are introduced by experts through our “professional breakfasts” planned in various European cities. This allows to know more about national specificities in the culture of negotiation, in artistic demand, in how to advertise your event through the press, etc.
5. The “musical ensembles online” project consists in digitizing musical ensemble’s heritage and assets in order to make it available to a broader audience, and more visible thanks to an aggregated data base. Its targets are all together researchers, music lovers, new audiences to reach, and public authorities. We are working on innovative ways to interact with audiences and how to target new ones with an effective digital strategy.
Join the network to contribute and benefit from our work on any of these topics !