The Creative Europe programme confirms the European Union’s interest in the cultural sector by doubling resources for the period 2021-2027.
This represents the recognition of the culture and the importance it has in our society, so much so that the European Parliament has increased its budget from 1.4 to 2.8 billion euros. Creative Europe, made up of two sub-programmes (Culture sub-programme and MEDIA sub-programme) and a cross-sectoral section, will therefore be able to envisage initiatives in the long term.
Public and private entities, including associations and in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, can access Creative Europe. The programme maintains three areas: one for culture (33% of the budget), one for audiovisual (58%) and one cross-sectoral (9%) for interdisciplinary projects and to carry out studies, research and support the national desks of Europa Creativa. Among the organisms directly funded by the programme is the European Film Academy in Berlin.
Speaker of the programme was PD MEP Silvia Costa, who said: “I am convinced that Creative Europe, especially after the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the New European Agenda for Culture, will contribute decisively to structuring the presence of the cultural and creative sectors in the EU strategy, also contributing to strengthening their narrative and sense of belonging among citizens”.