Creative Europe: support programme for Europe’s cultural and creative sectors from 2014
Creative Europe is the new EU programme dedicated to the cultural and creative sectors, proposed by the European Commission on 23 November 2011. The proposal is now under discussion in the Council of EU Ministers and the European Parliament.
Why Creative Europe?
Europe needs to invest more in its cultural and creative sectors because they significantly contribute to economic growth, employment, innovation and social cohesion. Creative Europe will safeguard and promote cultural and linguistic diversity and strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors.
Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, says: ‘The cultural and creative sectors offer great potential to boost jobs and growth in Europe. EU funding also helps thousands of artists and cultural professionals to reach new audiences. Without this support, it would be difficult or impossible for them to break into new markets.’
Helps the cultural and creative sectors to seize the opportunities of the ‘digital age’ and globalisation
Enables the sectors to reach their potential so that they can contribute to the Europe 2020 goals for sustainable growth, jobs and social cohesion.
Opens up new international opportunities, markets and audiences Builds on the success of the MEDIA and Culture programmes