CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

Union européenne
European Union, CARIFORUM Secretariat, 16 CARIFORUM Member States, 27 EU Member States
Décrivez les principales caractéristiques de la politique/mesure: 
The CARIFORUM-EU EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement) was concluded in 2008 between the CARIFORUM Member States (the 15 Caribbean Community states and the Dominican Republic), and the EU and its Member States. Article 73 of the EPA itself, entitled “Maintenance of standards”, states: “The EC Party and the Signatory CARIFORUM States shall ensure that foreign direct investment is not encouraged by…relaxing core labour standards or laws aimed at protecting and promoting cultural diversity”. Protocol III On Cultural Cooperation states that “The definitions and concepts used in this Protocol are those of the UNESCO Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions adopted in Paris on 20 October 2005”. The protocol includes a number of horizontal provisions relevant to the Convention including on: - Cultural exchanges and dialogue (Article 2) - Artists and other cultural professionals (Article 3) - Technical assistance (Article 4) - Audio-visual, including cinematographic, cooperation (Article 5) - Performing arts (Article 7) - Publications (Article 8) and
Quels sont les résultats atteints jusqu’à présent grâce à la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure ?: 
As described by the Convention secretariat in its document DCE/21/8.CP/11 for the 8th Conference of Parties, a sub-regional workshop entitled “Advancing Preferential Treatment for Culture” was held in Barbados on 6 and 7 November 2019 for the Caribbean region, in partnership with the CARIFORUM Secretariat. This was held in conjunction with the public launch of a study titled Culture in the CARIFORUM-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement: Rebalancing trade flows between Europe and the Caribbean? The two-day workshop, attended by the European Union delegation to Barbados, brought together more than 30 officials from intergovernmental and governmental agencies and cultural and trade professionals from Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. The workshop prepared an outcome document to inform future discussions on policies and measures required to better implement the Protocol on Cultural Cooperation, especially with regard to audio-visual co-productions and cultural exchanges, and the provisions of the EPA in relation to market access for entertainment services. Two large EU-funded programmes in the sub-region, “Transcultura: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity” and “Creative Caribbean: An Ecosystem of ‘Play’ for Growth and Development”, will build on existing dynamics and aim to strengthen the capacity of Caribbean countries to make the most of the Protocol on Cultural Cooperation.
Partenaires engagés dans la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure : 
Type d'entité
Secteur public
La mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure a-t-elle été évaluée ?: 
Si oui, quelles sont les principales conclusions/recommandations ?: 
An ex-post evaluation of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA was conducted for the European Commission by Ecorys. Their revised interim report was published in February 2020 and takes account of the UNESCO study. It is available online here:
Objectif(s) de la Convention 2005 de l'UNESCO
Domaines culturels