EU response

Οfficial EU announcements regarding the CCIs

Digital capacity building in the cultural heritage sector: the Portuguese Presidency Europeana conference

On 3-4 June, Europeana and the National Library of Portugal hosted an online conference in partnership with Portugal’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union on building capacity for the digital transformation of the cultural heritage sector.

Creative Europe: Over €2 billion to support the recovery, resilience and diversity of cultural and creative sectors

The Commission has launched new actions to support the cultural and creative sectors in Europe and beyond, following the adoption of the work programme for the first year of the Creative Europe 2021-2027 programme. In 2021, Creative Europe will allocate an unprecedented budget of around €300 million to help professionals and artists from all cultural sectors to collaborate across disciplines and borders, in order to find more opportunities and to reach new audiences.

Council conclusions on the recovery, resilience and sustainability of the cultural and creative sectors

Delegations will find in the annex the Council conclusions on the recovery, resilience and
sustainability of the cultural and creative sectors, as approved by the Council (Education, Youth,
Culture and Sport) at its meeting on 17-18 May 2021.

MEPs approve the EU’s new culture programme

On Wednesday, MEPs adopted ‘Creative Europe’, the EU’s programme for culture and the audiovisual sector, and the EU’s biggest ever financial commitment.

EU culture ministers set signs of confidence

The EU’s Council of Culture and Media Ministers met yesterday for the first time since the beginning of the corona pandemic more than a year ago physically in Brussels. The focus of the meeting was on the effects of the Corona crisis on culture and the media and the protection of cultural heritage.

Looking for EU Funding opportunities for the Audiovisual & News Media sectors? Try this new interactive tool!

This interactive tool (Beta version) outlines the main EU-related support opportunities for audiovisual and news media sectors, as of 2021. It covers funding streams beyond Creative Europe, such as Horizon Europe, Digital Europe, InvestEU or the the funding mechanisms included in the recovery package branded Next Generation EU.