Creative Europe replaces the MEDIA, MEDIA Mundus and Culture Programmes. The first Calls for Proposals are now open.
With a total budget of € 1.4 billion (2014 – 2020) Creative Europe aims to further strengthen cross border cooperation between the creative sectors within the EU and beyond. With the intention of fostering cultural diversity as well as growth and jobs, Creative Europe is part of the "Europe 2020 Strategy" for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works to find markets beyond national and European, borders; it funds training and development schemes. The training and market access schemes have a new international dimension in order to build connections with audiovisual industries outside of the European Union.
For 2014 three new initiatives in Audience Development & Film Literacy, International Co-productions and Video Games will be launched. More innovations will follow including a new Financial Instrument for the Creative sector.
The main action lines of the MEDIA Sub-programme focus on the:
The Culture sub-programme of Creative Europe supports cultural and creative organisations with a view to helping them operate transnationally and promoting cross-border circulation of works of culture and mobility of cultural players.