A set of actions has been presented, in the framework of Creative Europe 2021-2027 programme and its first year of operation. The initiative is aiming to support professionals that are active in the spectrum of cultural and creative sector, in Europe and beyond, to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, this work programme is aiming at enhancing the competitiveness of the field; and, at the same time encourage efforts that foster a green, digital, and inclusive approach.
Meet the Creative Europe Programme’s Context
This programme was introduced, in 2014, as a funding opportunity for the cultural and creative sector’s professionals; and, as an acknowledgment of the latter’s contribution to Europe’s economical and societal framework. The funding focuses on the following three areas: culture; media; and cross-sectoral collaborations. In the time period, between 2014 and 2020, projects from 41 European countries were funded, in the frame of Creative Europe. However, the positive impact of this initiative was more extensive, and beyond the aforementioned projects.
The Action Plan of Creative Europe 2021-2027
In the launch of the programme’s new actions, there is a budget increase. Creative Europe 2021-2027 focuses on: transnational collaborations; promotion in global scale; innovation; and, access to funding opportunities. Furthermore, gender equality and European environmental approach must be considered. The programme’s plan encompasses the following actions:
- Formation of common European values based on media literacy, characterized by freedom and pluralism.
- A creative innovation lab that will foster innovation, in terms of content; distribution; and, promotion.
- Facilitate visibility of European audiovisual works beyond their borders.
- Support the fields of literature, music, architecture and cultural heritage, through the EU Prizes, along with the European Capitals of Culture and European Heritage Label initiatives.
- Encourage the translating process of literary works, and partnerships in the field of publishing.
iED encourages initiatives that foster culture and creativity; and, is an active participant in European strategic partnerships that share the same vision with our Institute. If you have an idea that could be materialized in the Creative Europe framework, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.