Independent producers recognise the importance of discussing collective issues, exchanging appropriate experiences and adopting common positions. Therefore, CEPI brings national independent producers together in order to:
Represent independent television and cinema production on a European scale, protecting its general interests and furthering its development;
Strengthen exchanges of information concerning audiovisual production;
Develop commercial relations between European producers;
Create a network of information and dialogue about the various problems affecting the profession in Europe, whether economic, legal, technical, social or other;
Promote the interests of independent producers vis-a-vis the various European, national and international authorities.
CEPI is a member of the Advisory Committee of the European Audiovisual Observatory (www.obs.coe.int) and holds observer status with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (www.wipo.int) in Geneva, and the Council of Europe (www.coe.int) in Strasbourg.