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 37 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:
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.