In 2021 around €300 million will be allocated 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. The total programme budget of €2.4 billion over seven years has increased by 63% compared to the previous one.
Creative Europe aims to increase the competitiveness of cultural sectors, while supporting their efforts to become greener, more digital and more inclusive. It puts a stronger emphasis on transnational creation, global circulation and promotion of European works, innovation across sectors, and ease of funding access through higher EU co-financing rates. All funded actions and projects should respect gender equality and the EU's environmental commitments in the design and implementation of their activities.
The formal adoption of the legal basis of the programme is expected in early June and the first calls for proposals will be announced in the coming weeks.
- Find more information in the official press release.
- Learn more about EU funding in a NEMO toolkit on cross-boarder collaboration and funding.