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Creative Europe 

Creative Europe is the European Union's funding program dedicated to supporting the creative, cultural, and audiovisual sectors.  The Creative Europe programme 2021-2027 has a budget of € 2.44 billion and is managed by the European Commission through the European Education and Culture Executive Agency.


Creative Europe invests in actions that reinforce cultural diversity and respond to the needs and challenges of the cultural and creative sectors.


The main objectives of the programme are to:

  • safeguard, develop, and promote European cultural and linguistic diversity and heritage;

  • increase the competitiveness and economic potential of the cultural and creative sectors, in particular the audiovisual sector.


The novelties of the programme will contribute to the recovery of these sectors, reinforcing their efforts to become more inclusive, more digital, and environmentally more sustainable.


The Creative Europe programme is divided into 3 strands:

CULTURE strand: initiatives promoting and enhancing artistic and cultural cooperation at the European level.


MEDIA strand: actions encouraging the competitiveness, innovation and sustainability of the European audiovisual sector.


CROSS-SECTORAL strand: initiatives promoting innovative actions and collaboration across the audiovisual and cultural sectors.

Who can Participate? 

The Creative Europe programme is open to cultural and creative organisations from EU Member States, as well as non-EU countries. Subject to certain conditions, countries of the European Economic Area, candidate/potential candidate countries and European Neighbourhood Policy countries can also participate in the programme. Find more information about eligible countries.

You can find comprehensive details about the application process and calls for proposals on the Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (FTOP). Additionally, applicants can receive assistance from the Creative Europe Desks.

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