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Council Decision of 18 May 2006 on the conclusion of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2006/515/EC)

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Article 6U.K.Rights of parties at the national level

1.Within the framework of its cultural policies and measures as defined in Article 4.6 and taking into account its own particular circumstances and needs, each Party may adopt measures aimed at protecting and promoting the diversity of cultural expressions within its territory.

2.Such measures may include the following:

(i)

regulatory measures aimed at protecting and promoting diversity of cultural expressions;

(ii)

measures that, in an appropriate manner, provide opportunities for domestic cultural activities, goods and services among all those available within the national territory for the creation, production, dissemination, distribution and enjoyment of such domestic cultural activities, goods and services, including provisions relating to the language used for such activities, goods and services;

(iii)

measures aimed at providing domestic independent cultural industries and activities in the informal sector effective access to the means of production, dissemination and distribution of cultural activities, goods and services;

(iv)

measures aimed at providing public financial assistance;

(v)

measures aimed at encouraging non-profit organizations, as well as public and private institutions and artists and other cultural professionals, to develop and promote the free exchange and circulation of ideas, cultural expressions and cultural activities, goods and services, and to stimulate both the creative and entrepreneurial spirit in their activities;

(vi)

measures aimed at establishing and supporting public institutions, as appropriate;

(vii)

measures aimed at nurturing and supporting artists and others involved in the creation of cultural expressions;

(viii)

measures aimed at enhancing diversity of the media, including through public service broadcasting.

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