Social security and artists’ mobility in Europe

International workshop, November 4, 2016 in Berlin

What are the obstacles faced by mobile artists working in Europe across countries with regard to social security insurance issues? And to what extent did the information systems for freelance artists in Europe improve over the last years?

These questions have been discussed in the first part of the event in the Berliner Haus der Kulturverbände. National Committees of the International Association of Art (IAA) Europe, service points, European networks, social security organisations, the EU Commission, the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and further experts have been present. In the second part of the event, the focus for the over 60 participants from 21 European countries was put on the exchange of current questions with regard to social security systems for visual artists on the national level.

At the beginning of 2017 the IGBK will publish the workshop’s results and recommendations for further action on