The European Parliament and the European Council agreed on these changes in June 2019. The last time the Code was updated was in 2010. In the meantime, the number of Short-Stay Schengen Visa applications has risen by 57%, from 10.2 million to over 16 million per year
The Dutch cultural and creative sector is very dependent on the mobility of international artists and cultural professionals, many of whom are third-country nationals subject to travel restrictions to the Schengen area. This article highlights the most important changes and how these might affect international cultural cooperation with individuals and groups from such countries.