Support for Mobility and Distribution of Works in the next Creative Europe Programme

On 20 February 2019, the Culture and Education (CULT) Committee voted in favour of adopting the next Creative Europe programme. The budget will be doubled and a strong support for cross-border exchanges of creative players and artists can be found within the programme.

With a budget of 2 806 000 000 euro for the period 2021-2027, the programme budget will double. Strong support for mobility of artists, creators, creative players is expressed together with a wish for improved use of digital technologies and distribution of works. Books, films, music, festival, cultural heritage and architecture sectors will benefit from different actions funded under this programme.

It is the first time that mobility of artists and art is included on the Creative Europe Programme.Take this survey before 25 February to be part of shaping the cultural mobility programme.

Report rapporteur Silvia Costa (S&D, IT) said:

"I am very satisfied that the CULT Committee unanimously adopted my report on Creative Europe that integrates and enriches the Commission’s proposal.

Creative Europe connects today a large European community of cinema and audio-visual industries, as well as performing arts, museums and art galleries, festivals, cultural heritage, architecture, books and music (which for the first time is targeted by a specific line of action of the programme). This programme is underfinanced and we are asking for the previous budget to be doubled, in line the European Parliament’s position on the EU’s long-term budget MFF 2021-2027.

We believe that European talent - especially the younger generations - should be able to move and to distribute their works, have the chance to work on co-productions, and be further supported in the face of the current lack of funds, due to which many opportunities are lost."