European Audiovisual Observatory
The European Audiovisual Observatory is the only centre of its kind to gather and circulate information on the audiovisual industry in Europe. It is a European public service body with 40 member States and the European Union, represented by the European Commission. The Observatory works alongside a number of partner organisations, professional organisations from within the industry and a wide network of correspondents.
Its principal areas of interest are:
In these four sectors, the Observatory provides information services in the following fields:
- Market and Statistics
- Production and it's financing
As far as its geographical scope is concerned, the Observatory monitors, records and analyses developments in its Member States. In addition, if it seems sensible from a practical point of view, countries relevant to Europe are included.
The services offered by the Observatory can be divided into five groups:
- Print Publications
- Online Publications
- Online Services
- Conferences and Workshops
In addition, requests received by the Observatory are passed on to the relevant contact persons.
The Observatory's primary target groups are audiovisual experts, including decision-makers in the various national ministries responsible for media, the relevant press officers of related public administrative bodies, journalists, scientists, researchers, lawyers and advisers.