Creative Europe is the European Union's programme to support the cultural and creative sectors (including audio-visual). It supports projects with the potential to travel, reach new audiences and encourage skill sharing and development.
Countries covered: Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine participate fully in the Culture sub-programme and partially in the Media programme (Training, Festivals, Film Education and Market Access activities). Partner organisations from non-participating countries such as Azerbaijan and Belarus can be part of any Consortium that has the minimum amount of eligible partners. In the Culture sub-programme a maximum 30% of the allocated funding can be spent in third countries.
The programme aims to:
- Help the cultural and creative sectors seize the opportunities of the digital age and globalisation;
- Enable the sectors to reach their economic potential, contributing to sustainable growth, jobs, and social cohesion;
- Give Europe's culture and media sectors access to new international opportunities, markets, and audiences.
Actions in brief
Creative Europe consists of two sub-programmes:
Culture sub-programme promoting the cultural and creative sectors, including
- Cultural cooperation projects – supporting cross-border cooperation projects between cultural and creative organisations within the EU and beyond. Projects can cover one or more cultural and creative sectors and can be interdisciplinary.
- Literary translation projects – supporting initiatives for the translation and promotion of literary works, with the aim of increasing access to high quality European literature.
- Cultural networks – support for European networks to help cultural and creative sectors to operate transnationally and to strengthen their competiveness.
- Platforms for cultural operators promoting emerging artists and stimulating a truly European programming of cultural and artistic work.
MEDIA sub-programme supporting the development and distribution of audiovisual works, including:
- Training – supporting training activities in different fields such as audience development and opportunities and challenges of the digital shift
- Festivals – providing opportunities to stimulate interest in European audiovisual works through the promotion of events, films, literacy, and festivals.
- Film Education – to stimulate interest in, and improve access to, European audio-visual works, in particular through promotion, events, film literacy and festivals.
- Access to markets – offering opportunities for organisations to increase access to markets through a variety of means, including exchanges and access to trade events, allowing increased visibility and improved circulation of works.