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Creative Europe

Creative Europe

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) 2021/818 establishing the creative Europe programme (2021 to 2027)

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

The creative Europe programme aims to:

  • safeguard, develop and promote European cultural and linguistic diversity and heritage;
  • increase the competitiveness and the economic potential of the cultural and creative sectors, in particular the audiovisual sector.

KEY POINTS

The programme has three specific objectives:

  • to enhance artistic and cultural cooperation at the European Union (EU) level in order to support the creation of European works and strengthen the economic, social and external dimensions of — and innovation and mobility in — Europe’s cultural and creative sectors;
  • to promote competitiveness, scalability, cooperation, innovation and sustainability, including through mobility, in the European audiovisual sector;
  • to promote policy cooperation and innovative actions supporting all strands of the programme and to promote a diverse, independent and pluralistic media environment, along with media literacy, thereby fostering freedom of artistic expression, intercultural dialogue and social inclusion.

Action strands

The programme consists of three distinct strands, each with defined priorities:

  • a culture strand covering the cultural and creative sectors, with the exception of the audiovisual sector — its priorities include the strengthening of the transnational cooperation and the cross-border dimension of creation, circulation and visibility of European works;
  • a media strand covering the audiovisual sector — its priorities include stimulating cross-border cooperation, mobility and innovation in the creation and production of European audiovisual works;
  • a cross-sectoral strand covering actions across all cultural and creative sectors — its priorities include supporting cross-sectoral transnational policy cooperation on promoting the role of culture for social inclusion and on artistic freedom, along with quality journalism and media literacy.

Budget

  • The programme lasts from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2027, i.e. the duration of the multiannual financial framework.
  • It has a budget of €1.842 billion at current prices, with a further €600 million at 2018 prices.
  • At least 33% of this amount is allocated to culture, at least 58% to media and up to 9% to cross-sectoral actions.
  • The regulation includes the forms of EU funding available and the rules for granting such funding.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 1 January 2021.

BACKGROUND

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) 2021/818 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2021 establishing the Creative Europe Programme (2021 to 2027) and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1295/2013 (OJ L 189, 28.5.2021, pp. 34-60)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU) No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 (OJ L 193, 30.7.2018, pp. 1-222)

last update 19.07.2021

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