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EGDF calls for creating a new group “58.3 video game development and other interactive media publishing activities Under this group, we should have specific classes for  J58.3.1 – development and self-publishing of digital games, J58.3.2 – Publishing of digital games (old 58.2.1), and J58.3.3 eSport activities.  This approach would have many advantages:  It would be […]

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Key EGDF positions on the EU digital levy The EU should focus on supporting OECD efforts on building a global framework for digital corporate taxation: EGDF underlines that in order to fight the fragmentation of global digital markets, global solutions are needed for digital taxation instead of regional, national or sub-national ones. In a worst-case […]

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Key EGDF-ISFE recommendations on the Commission proposal for Digital Services Act Updating eCommerce Directive: EGDF and ISFE welcome the proposed maintenance of the ECD’s intermediary liability rules (and its ban on general monitoring obligations), of the Country of Origin principle and of the tailored approach to requirements for different types of digital services. However, we […]

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Key recommendations of EGDF and ISFE for Irish Data Protection Authority related to Fundamentals for a Child-Oriented Approach to Data Processing ISFE and EGDF recommend that the main criterion for assessing whether organisations need to comply with the standards and expectations of the Fundamentals should be whether the services they provide are directed at or […]

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Are you looking for a job in the European games industry? Please find below the most important national games industry job boards. Belgium: https://gamecareers.be and https://twitter.com/flegavzw Denmark: https://interactivedenmark.dk/job-board Finland https://gamesjobs.fi/ France: https://emploi.afjv.com/ Germany: https://gamesjobsgermany.de/ Ireland: https://gamedevelopers.ie/category/jobs-and-internships/ Netherlands/EU: https://gamejobs.eu/ Poland: https://www.skillshot.pl/ Serbia: https://sga.rs/en/jobs/ Slovakia: https://sgda.sk/#jobs Spain: https://stratos-ad.com/trabajo and https://jobs.aevi.org.es Sweden: https://www.facebook.com/groups/210893417094 UK: https://tiga.org/jobs

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26 January 2021 – An EY&GESAC study maps the shock waves of the COVID-19 crisis in European creative and cultural industries. The video games industry seems to be the only one to hold up, with revenues expected to increase by 9% in 2020. Already before the COVID 19 crisis, the video games markets experienced a […]

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In general Due to the talent shortage, the growth of the European games industry relies on migration The EU needs a new focus on talent attraction EU immigration rules should not be fully harmonised Five critical steps for building talent friendly immigration framework Building shared immigration services through embassy network of EU member states EU […]

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In general The free flow of data between the EU and third countries is crucial for European game developer studios.   The EDPB should focus on security measures instead of regional data access limitations. The EDPB Recommendation document should take a more risk-based approach European SMEs rarely have sufficient resources to case-by-case map and analyse laws […]

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In general EGDF fully agrees that in order to fight the fragmentation of global digital markets, a global solution is needed for digital taxation instead of regional ones. If the OECD agreement on Pilar One wants to avoid the fate of the agreement on EU-USA privacy shield and the agreement on International Safe Harbor Privacy […]

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EGDF and ISFE welcome the opportunity to submit a position paper in response to the consultation on an EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child whose objective is to strengthen the protection of children’s rights. Children are important holders of rights, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the EU […]

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