New! Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers: The EU Green Deal and Live Performance Organisations

22 March 2023


Today, Pearle* - Live Performance Europe and EFA – European Festivals Association are pleased to announce the publication of the booklet The EU Green Deal and Live Performance Organisations. This practical guide helps performing arts professionals and entities to navigate the jungle of EU law and better understand the numerous initiatives related to the EU Green Deal.

The EU Green Deal and Live Performance Organisations is the first edition of a new cookbook series launched in the context of the Revealing the Alliance project led by EFA in cooperation with Pearle*. It follows two successful cookbook series published in the context of the synergy partnership between EFA and Pearle* aimed at improving general knowledge of the legal and managerial aspects of cross-border cultural cooperation. 

The newly released booklet explains the principles of EU Climate Goals and helps the reader identify Green Deal initiatives that are relevant to the live performance sector. In this way, it will allow organisations to gear day-to-day activities towards European climate targets. It also encourages the reader to screen different aspects of daily work and shift the mindset to actively contribute to the EU goal to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
The booklet covers all fields of the EU Green Deal impacting the live performance sector, from the circular economy to energy-related questions, sustainable mobility schemes and green funding strategies.

>>> Download the booklet on the EU Green Deal and Live Performance Organisations <<<

All booklets of the previous series (on the topics of Social Security, Artist Taxation, VAT, Copyright Clearing for Live Events and Visas for Third Country National Artists Travelling to the Schengen Area) are available to download in the Pearle* Resource Centre and in the EFA Publications.

Note for editors:

Created in 1991, Pearle * - Live Performance Europe is the European Federation of Music and Live Performance Organisations. Pearle* represents through its members more than 10,000 managers of theatres, concert venues, theatre production companies, orchestras, operas, ballet and dance companies, festivals, promoters and other professional organisations in the performing arts in Europe. Pearle* is the leading organisation on EU and international regulatory affairs issues affecting daily operations or live performance organisations.

The European Festivals Association (EFA) is a community dedicated to the arts, the artists and the audiences. EFA’s main role in the permanently developing world of digitisation and globalisation is to connect festival makers to inform, inspire and enrich the festival landscape in Europe and beyond. In this perspective, EFA is a festivals’ service, knowledge and training provider; the oldest cultural network of European festivals, set up in 1952. EFA bridges the distance between individuals, organisations and all kinds of stakeholders around festival making and creates connections to raise mutual inspiration, influence and confrontation internationally.

Revealing the Alliance – Step 1 2 3 is the Creative Europe Network programme of the European Festivals Association (EFA) that runs from 2022 till 2024. The support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and doesn’t engage the responsibilty of the European Commission for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.