The new work program of Creative Europe for the period 2021 – 2027 is expected to be officially presented this spring. The invitations for the competition sessions by the end of 2021 will be announced soon.
According to information shared on the European Parliament’s website, the program will have an increased budget of a total of 2.4 billion euros (17% increase), which will be used to finance and support the European cultural sector at a particularly difficult time. Creative Europe will continue to promote cultural and linguistic diversity, the preservation and socialization of cultural heritage and the enhancement of the operational capacity and competitiveness and will encourage organizations and professionals to collaborate internationally and expand their international audience.
The Culture sub-program will have 31% of the total budget and will retain its four main competitive areas – European cooperation projects, literary translations, European networks and European platforms. New cross-cutting priorities such as sustainability and diversity will be central to the forthcoming calls.
The MEDIA sub-program, which accounts for 56% of the program’s funding, will aim to strengthen the competitiveness of the audiovisual sector, focusing on training to develop new skills and competencies for audiovisual professionals. The priorities of the subprogram will be digital technologies, interactive works and European and international co-productions.
The remaining 13% of the budget will be distributed among the various cultural sub-sectors in order to provide access to finance for small and medium-sized cultural enterprises.