Organisations and initiatives

All organisations related to the sector and initiatives that emerged due to COVID-19

Ação Cooperativista

Ação Cooperativista was born on April 14 in the context of the covid-19 (2020) pandemic, a period when the arts and cultural sector were dramatically affected. The public health crisis has worsened and made unsustainable the fragility and precariousness of the professionals in the sector, that is constantly under-budgeted, unable to fulfill the constitutional responsibility to defend and promote culture as a right of all.

AEC – Association Europeenne des Conservatoires, Academies de Musique et Musikhochschulen

AEC is a voluntary coalition representing Higher Music Education Institutions (HMEIs) in Europe and beyond. AEC is the leading voice for Higher Music Education in Europe, a powerful advocate for its member institutions. AEC sees professionally focused arts education as a quest for excellence in three areas: artistic practice; learning and teaching; ­­research and innovation. It seeks to foster these elements and to encourage the diversity and dynamism with which they are pursued in different institutions, countries and regions. AEC understands and supports music and arts education, together with cultural participation, as central contributors to quality in human life, and inclusive societies founded on democratic values. ­

AEPO-ARTIS

AEPO-ARTIS is a non-profit making organisation that represents 36 European performers’ collective management organisations from 26 different countries. The main objectives of AEPO-ARTIS are to develop, strengthen and protect performers’ rights as well as to highlight the contribution that performers make to Europe’s rich and diverse cultural sector.

Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe (AIPCE)

AIPCE is a network of independent Press and Media Councils in Europe to enhance cooperation and exchange of information. Its annual conferences provide a forum for Media and Press Council representatives to discuss topical issues, to exchange ideas and to offer and receive advice.

Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE)

The Architects’ Council of Europe is a non-profit organisation founded in Treviso (Italy) on 11 May 1990 by the merger of the former Liaison Committee of the Architects of the United Europe (CLAEU) and the former Council of European Architects (CEA). The working structure of the ACE is devised in such a way that it maintains and ensures a high level of effectiveness within the realm of European architectural and professional policy.

Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE)

ADCE was created in 1990 by a group of professional design and advertising associations from around Europe. Owned and managed by its members, its mission has been to foster and reward excellence and to showcase the diversity of European creativity.