(30 May 2018) – For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase funding for Creative Europe, the programme supporting European cultural and creative sectors and audiovisual works, to €1.85 billion.
The Commission’s proposal to reinforce the EU’s cultural and creative sectors is focused on three areas: MEDIA – the Creative Europe programme to support the EU’s film and other audiovisual industries; Culture; and cross-sectoral action:
1. MEDIA – €1.081 billion will fund audiovisual projects and stimulate competitiveness in the audiovisual sector in Europe. The MEDIA programme will continue to support the development, distribution and promotion of European films, TV programmes and video games.
2. Culture – €609 million from the new budget will be allocated to promoting Europe’s cultural and creative sectors.
3. Cross-sectoral action – €160 million will fund SMEs and other organisations working in the cultural and creative sectors. The funding will also be used to promote cultural policy cooperation across the EU, to promote a free, diverse and pluralistic media environment, and to support qualitative journalism and media literacy.