Statement on the adoption of European Parliament’s resolution on esports and video games
We, at ISFE and EGDF, are pleased to see this in-depth look at our sector which recognises the value of IP, the role of Europe’s video games industry in the creative economy, the many benefits of video game play and our long-standing best-in-class minor protection system, which enables everyone to engage in responsible gameplay. We particularly welcome the concrete measures proposed on funding for SMEs, including modernisation of the General Block Exemption Regulation, a proposal for a European Strategy for IP in video games, and proposals to address the digital skills gap and how to promote the use of video games in schools.
We also welcome the recognition by the Parliament that esports and sports are two distinct sectors, esports being an example of how the video game sector is innovating with licencing.
We call on Europe’s political leaders to advance these concrete proposals to help create the conditions for European leadership in video game innovation and creation and we look forward to continuing the dialogue about the future of Europe’s video games and esports.Contact for EGDF:
Jari-Pekka Kaleva, tel: +358 40 716 3640
Managing Director, European Games Developer Federation (EGDF)
Senior Policy Analyst, Neogames Finland ry.
Contact for ISFE:
Shweta Kulkarni, tel: +32 471 19 24 91
Heidi Lambert, tel: +44 7932 141291