The EU-Korea Protocol on Cultural Cooperation establishes a framework in which the two sides cooperate to facilitate and improve the conditions for exchanges of cultural activities, goods and services, including in the audiovisual sector. The Committee on Cultural Cooperation with Korea was held regularly in Brussels in 2013, Seoul in 2014 and Brussels in 2016. The EU has free trade agreements with many countries around the world and is negotiating more on the stabilisation and association process, association agreements and economic partnership agreements. Some countries are in a customs union with the EU. It turns out that several other free trade, economic partnership and policy agreements concluded by the EU contain references to the Convention and/or clauses to protect the diversity of cultural expressions, including in the audiovisual field. The UNESCO document describes ten such agreements, four of which were signed or entered into force during the reporting period: with the EPA countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland), with Colombia and Peru, with Georgia and with Moldova. Three EU trade agreements – with CARIFORUM (the 15 Caribbean states and the Dominican Republic), Central America and the Republic of Korea – contain a cultural cooperation protocol explicitly referring to the convention. Cultural cooperation protocols largely pursue similar objectives and each provides preferential treatment to all parties, including artist mobility, the negotiation of co-production agreements and, in the case of Korea and Cariforum, preferential access to audiovisual works. Several other trade and economic partnerships and political agreements concluded by the EU contain references to the Convention and/or its main objectives aimed at protecting the diversity of cultural expressions, particularly in the audiovisual field. Four of these new agreements were signed or entered into force between 2012 and 2016: with the EPA states (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland), Colombia and Peru, Georgia and Moldova. The EU-China Declaration on Cultural Cooperation, the Framework Agreement on Vietnam, the Cooperation Agreement with Kazakhstan and the Mongolian Partnership and Cooperation Agreement also explicitly refer to the Convention. 7. In many cases, the Association Agreement replaces a cooperation agreement and thus strengthens relations between partners.
Their scope is Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The overall objective of the programme is to support these nations as part of the stabilization and association process. A Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (CPA) is a legally binding agreement between the EU and third countries. It is one of three types of international agreements. The EU works for the democratic and economic development of a country through a partnership and cooperation agreement. A PCA is usually concluded for a period of ten years, after which they are automatically renewed each year, unless no objections are raised. International agreements enable Eurojust to consolidate its partnerships with third countries and international organisations and bring them and Member States closer together in the fight against serious cross-border crime.