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Factsheet for measure FR-2021-27/2075 – measures in France
|Country||France , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 July 2021 – 31 December 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
|Author||Frédéric Turlan (IRshare) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||23 October 2021 (updated 18 November 2021)|
On 11 May 2021, the government announced measures to promote recruitment in the entertainment sector at the National Council for the Entertainment Industry - a tripartite body that can be consulted by the government and issue recommendations on any issue relating to the live and recorded entertainment professions. These measures are the subject of decrees published in August 2021. In addition, in September 2021, the government adopted a decree to grant aid to employers who employ artists or intermittent performers for the payment of all or part of their social security contributions in order to support employment in the live performance sector and to stimulate the resumption of activity.
Support for recruitment
Two decrees were published on 8 and 11 August 2021 in order to mobilise, exceptionally and until 31 December, two aids from the National Fund for Permanent Employment in the Entertainment Industry (FONPEPS). This fund is intended for companies and public establishments in the entertainment industry as well as for the artists and technicians they employ. It encourages the creation of jobs and encourages structures to extend the duration of employment contracts.
These aids aim to support recruitment in the live and recorded performance sector.
The support scheme for the employment of the artistic stage of live performances broadcast in small venues is subject to several temporary adaptations until 31 December 2021:
For employment contracts starting between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021:
In addition, childcare assistance for intermittent artists and technicians has been extended from 1 July to cover travel and accommodation costs when the person looking after the professional's child accompanies him/her on tour.
In addition, on 13 September 2021, in order to support employment in the live performance sector and to stimulate the resumption of activity, the government adopted a decree to grant aid to employers falling within the scope of the one-stop shop for live performance (GUSO) for the payment of all or part of the contributions due to GUSO. The GUSO is a service intended for employers (associations or others) who occasionally employ one or more intermittent performers. This includes employers who organise no more than six performances per year. Employers can be natural and legal persons whose main activity or purpose is not 'the operation of entertainment venues, leisure parks or amusement parks, or the production or broadcasting of shows', as well as local authorities with fewer than 3,500 inhabitants. All of them will now be able to benefit from financial aid granted by the State. The aid applies to employment contracts concluded between 1 July and 31 December 2021.
The maximum amount of this financial aid is:
No data found. The entertainment sector employs about 200,000 workers.
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners have been consulted in the frameworks of the Conseil national des professions du spectacle - a tripartite body that can be consulted by the government and issue recommendations on any issue related to the live and recorded entertainment professions.
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities|
This case is occupation-specific
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
|Legal, social, cultural and related associate professionals|
Eurofound (2021), Measures to promote recruitment in the entertainment sector, measure FR-2021-27/2075 (measures in France), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/FR-2021-27_2075.html
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