It is time for the European Union to grasp the potential of video games and become a world leader in this field



Videogames CULT

With one in two Europeans playing videogames, the sector is one of the most dynamic branches of our cultural and creative industry, bringing together a wide range of skills and know-how. That is why, the Renew Europe Group asks for a European strategy with dedicated funding, harmonised data, European co-productions and a dedicated e-sport development policy.

MEP Laurence Farreng (Mouvement Démocrate, France), Renew Europe rapporteur on the file adopted today in the plenary session of the European Parliament, says:

“We have European gems, worth 23.3 billion euros and around 100,000 jobs, which we must promote, protect and make prosper, thanks to a coherent approach at European level. The EU can also do a lot to help the development of e-sport, which has millions of fans worldwide, by promoting the hosting of major competitions throughout the EU”.

We call on the Commission to consider creating a ‘European Video Game’ label and we stress the importance of greater investment to maximise the opportunities across all Member States thus encouraging the development and engagement of European talents.


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