Arbeidsmarktagenda culturele en creatieve sector 2017-2023 (Labour market agenda of the cultural and creative sector)

Países Bajos
Platform ACCT
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science supports the implementation of the Arbeidsmarkt culturele en creatieve sector 2017-2023 (Labour market agenda of the cultural and creative sector). This agenda was based in part on labour market analysis of the Raad voor Cultuur (Council for Culture) and the Sociaal-Economische Raad (Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands, SER). The Arbeidsmarktagenda names 21 goals and activities along the following themes: 1) Structural and inclusive social dialogue; 2) Greater earning potential; and 3) Better contract provisions. Platform ACCT was created by the social partners in the sector in 2019 in order to implement the agenda and further labour market initiatives under their collective management. Platform ACCT facilitates and initiates structural and inclusive social dialogue regarding labour market issues in the cultural and creative sector. It initiates, facilitates and implements pilots, projects and instruments aimed at improving labour market conditions and the earning potential in the sector. Currently, the activities are organised around the following themes: (1) Greater earning potential, where government support is used to facilitate projects with relevancy for the entire sector, for example a platform for matched crowdfunding, a program to encourage the employment of creatives in social programmes, a pilot to encourage cultural institutions to combine and share data for marketing purposes, and research into the share of IPO in the earnings in the sector. (2) Improving income security, where government support is used to develop and share knowledge about collective labour agreements and labour market regulations. They also encourage and facilitate the realisation of collective bargaining agreements in accordance with the sector’s Fair Practice Code (fair pay, fair chain and fair share). (3) Strengthening human capital, where government support is used to stimulate workers in lifelong learning, to promote and facilitate innovation and professionalisation in the sector and to facilitate collective bargaining agreements about the financing of these developments. (4) Governance and social dialogue, where government support is used to facilitate sector-wide participation and input in the activities.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The policy has led to the realisation of a Fair Practice Code for culture in 2019, a collective organisation for labour unions and professional organisations in 2020, the implementation of matched financing for lifelong learning in 2020, development of a programme for matched crowdfunding (to be implemented in 2021) and active dialogue in several disciplines about collective labour market agreements.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
Circa USD 606.256 per year (EUR 500.000 per year)
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Federatie Cultuur
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Creatieve Coalitie
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Kunsten ’92
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Raad voor Cultuur (Council for Culture)
Public Sector
Sociaal-Economische Raad (Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands)
Public Sector
Higher education institutions for the arts
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: