Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
KLYS is a collaboration platform between professional artists from all art disciplines in matters of common interests susch as authors' right, labour market, freedom of expression, cultural diversity, social security and tax schemes. KLYS main objective is to protect the interests of the individual members in terms of cultural politics and union concerns and to improve social and economic situation for artistic professionals. Hard lobbying work has taken place from KLYS during 2018 and 2019 to have the DSM Directive (EU copyright directive- Digital Single Market) approved by the EU Council and the EU Parliament. The Directive is an important tool to improve the economic status of the artists in Europe and to promote cultural diversity and artistic freedom.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
Improved policies and legislation to strengthen artistic professionals such as legislative measures and increased financial support. The DSM Directive is currently being implemented in the process through the participation in the governmental expert group on DSM and through position papers on how to implement the Directive in the best way possible to really strengthen the authors and performers rights in Sweden. The proposal to a new Swedish legislation will be presented in May 2020.