2.2 billion Euro for Creative Europe in the final MFF deal

After long discussions on the next 7-year Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the negotiating teams of the European Parliament and of the German Presidency of the EU Council reached a deal on Tuesday 10 November.

In recent weeks, Creative Europe, the only EU’s programme specifically dedicated to supporting European cultural cooperation, had been included by the European Parliament in a list of 15 flagship programmes whose envelope MEPs wanted to increase, using the figures of the July Special European Council summit as a baseline.

Back then, €1,64 billion were foreseen for Creative Europe, an extremely slim increase in comparison to the 2014-2020 period for a critically under financed yet successful EU programme.

Under the now agreed compromise text, Creative Europe has been increased by €600 million (one third) and will now have an overall envelope of €2.2 billion. This is 57% increase in comparison to the amount foreseen in the 2014-2020 period.

Find more information on the website of Culture Action Europe.