New Creative Europe programme for 2021-2027 announced
June 1, 2021.
The European Commission has launched new actions to support the cultural and creative sectors in Europe and beyond, following the adoption of the work programme for the first year of the Creative Europe programme for 2021-2027. The total programme budget of Euro 2.4 billion over seven years has increased by 63% compared to the previous one. Creative Europe aims to increase the competitiveness of cultural sectors, while supporting their efforts to become greener, more digital and more inclusive.
Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, said: “Over 8 million people across the EU work in a cultural activity. Culture knows no borders and no nationalities. Art represents a window to the world and contributes to building bridges among all of us. At a time when museums, cinemas, cultural heritage sites, theatres, all start to reopen, I want to reiterate the Commission's support for the cultural and creative sectors. With an increased budget, Creative Europe will strive to reinforce the recovery of the sectors while promoting the immense diversity and creativity that they offer us.”
The Creative Europe programme in 2021 sets out common goals for the cultural and creative sectors. It puts a stronger emphasis on transnational creation, global circulation and promotion of European works, innovation across sectors, and ease of funding access through higher EU co-financing rates. All funded actions and projects should respect gender equality and the EU's environmental commitments in the design and implementation of their activities.
Actions covered by Creative Europe include:
A scheme to support the translation of literary works and the development of publishing partnerships;
EU Prizes in the fields of literature, music, architecture and cultural heritage, as well as the European Capitals of Culture and European Heritage Label initiatives;
Strengthening the accessibility and visibility of European audiovisual works across platforms and borders;
Creative Innovation Lab - encouraging innovative approaches to content creation, distribution, and promotion across different sectors;
Promotion of media literacy, pluralism and freedom, as European values.