Creative Europe is the new framework programme for the cultural and creative sectors for 2014-2020. The programme will target the needs of the cultural and creative sectors, particularly in terms of promoting jobs and growth potential, and will promote cultural and linguistic diversity.
A total budget of €1.46 billion is proposed for 2014-2020. 15% of the overall budget will be available to the cross-sectoral strand.
Creative Europe Desks - grants will be awarded without a call for proposals on the basis of article 190.d) RAP. Indicative budget: €5.4 million
Support to Presidency conferences - grants will be awarded without a call for proposals on the basis of article 190.c) RAP. Indicative budget: Greek Presidency: €200,000; Italian Presidency: €200,000
Benchmarking on cultural diversity in cultural institutions - Indicative budget: €500,000
Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility - €121 million guarantee initiative to support SMEs in the cultural and creative sectors via financial institutions.
Creative Europe is the new framework programme for the cultural and creative sectors for 2014-2020.
It brings together the previous 2007-2013 programmes (Culture 2007, MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus) into a single comprehensive framework programme.
Creative Europe will consist of the following three strands:
- A Cross-sectoral Strand addressed to all cultural and creative sectors.
- A Culture Strand addressed to the culture and creative sectors.
- A MEDIA Strand addressed to the audiovisual sector.
The general objectives of the Programme are to:
- Foster the safeguarding and promotion of European cultural and linguistic diversity.
- Strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors with a view to promoting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
The specific objectives of the Programme are to:
- Support the capacity of the European cultural and creative sectors to operate transnationally.
- Promote the transnational circulation of cultural and creative works and operators and reach new audiences in Europe and beyond.
- Strengthen the financial capacity of the cultural and creative sectors, and in particular small and medium-sized enterprises and organisations.
- Support transnational policy cooperation in order to foster policy development, innovation, audience building and new business models.
Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Professionals, organisations, businesses and institutions active in the cultural and creative sectors will be eligible to apply.
The cultural and creative sectors include: architecture, archives and libraries, artistic crafts, audiovisual (including film, television, video games and multimedia), cultural heritage, design, festivals, music, performing arts, publishing, radio and visual arts.
Participation in the programme will be open to Member States, acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates benefiting from a pre-accession strategy.
It will also be open for bilateral or multilateral cooperation actions with other non EU Member States on the basis of additional appropriations.
The Cross-sectoral strand serves three primary functions:
- The establishment of a Guarantee Facility targeting the cultural and creative sectors.
- The promotion of transnational policy cooperation.
- Support for a network of Creative Europe Desks
The Guarantee Facility will be launched in 2016 targeting the cultural and creative sectors and operated within the context of a European Union debt instrument for small and medium-sized enterprises. It will be managed by the European Investment Fund. The Facility will have the following priorities:
- Facilitate access to finance for small- and medium-sized enterprises and organisations in the European cultural and creative sectors.
- Improve the capacity of financial institutions to assess cultural and creative projects, including technical assistance and networking measures.
Support will also be provided to transnational policy cooperation. These activities are designed to support the exchange of experiences and know-how relating to new business and management models, as well as:
- Collecting market data, studies, analyses of labour, skills, market needs, and policies, and support statistical surveying.
- Paying the contribution fee for European Union membership of the European Audiovisual Observatory.
- Testing new and cross-sector business approaches to funding, distributing, and monetising creation.
- Organising conferences, seminars, and policy dialogue, including in the field of cultural and media literacy and the promotion of digital networking.
Support is also available for the Creative Europe Desks which provide information about and promote the Creative Europe programme in their country.
The programme is implemented through annual work programmes, which will set out the objectives, expected results, method of implementation and the total amount of the financing for each year.
Creative Europe Desks action grants will be awarded without a Call for Proposals.
The Annual Work Programme (AWP) will also include information on the actions to be financed, an indication of the amount allocated to each action and an indicative implementation timetable.
For grants, the AWP will include the priorities, the essential evaluation criteria and the maximum rate of co-financing.
Call for Experts
- Opened: 3 September 2013
- Closes: 31 December 2020
This Call aims to establish a list of experts to assist the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency with the management of EU programmes in the field of education, audiovisual, culture, youth, sport, EU aid volunteers, and citizenship or any other programmes delegated to the Agency. Tasks may include evaluating proposals, monitoring projects, studies and analyses, translation etc.
The call for expressions of interest is open for the lifetime of the programmes managed by the Agency.
External expertise may be needed in the following programmes:
- Erasmus+ (education, youth, sport)
- Europe for Citizens
- Creative Europe (MEDIA, culture)
- EU Aid Volunteers
More information is available from the EACEA website.