Creative Europe 2014-2020 – Culture sub-programme and Cross-sectoral strand

European Union
European Commission
European Education & Culture Executive Agency
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Creative Europe is the European Union's framework programme for support to the cultural and creative sectors. The programme is structured around two independent sub-programmes for Culture (described here), Media (described under Goal 1.2 – Media Diversity), and a cross sectoral strand (described below). The Programme is complementary to actions at national level in the field of culture and the audiovisual sector, reflecting the policy priorities the EU is following in the cultural and creative field. Creative Europe is open to cultural and creative organisations from EU Member States, as well as, under certain conditions, to some non-EU Member States. During the reporting period, Creative Europe included 33 participating countries, from Norway to Tunisia, from Ukraine to the Balkan region. Participation in the MEDIA programme is subject to alignment with Directive 2010/13/EU (Audiovisual Media Services Directive – AVMSD). The Culture sub-programme covers culture sector initiatives such as those promoting cross-border cooperation, platforms, networking, and literary translations. A cross-sectoral strand, addressed to all cultural and creative sectors, which includes a Guarantee Facility, supports transnational policy cooperation. This strand also provides support for Creative Europe Desks in all participating countries, in order to reach out to stakeholders
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
In the reporting period (2017-2021) projects particularly relevant to the Convention, in the fields of digital environment and governance, included: European Composer & Songwriter Alliance Network, Opera Vision, European Opera Digital Project, Set the Trend! RESHAPE - Reflect, Share, Practice, Experiment Regional Lab: New Culture Spaces and Networks as drivers of an Innovative and Sustainable Bottom-up Development of Regional Collaboration Collective Moves: Libertalia lab and performance Shared Cities: Creative Momentum The Sphere Cultures for Resilience Blockchain My Art Colab quarter The New Networked Normal CATHEXIS: Innovating Theatre as Event: The Spectator as Researcher • Two booklets are annexed to this report with details of these projects. Details of all projects funded by Creative Europe are available (and searchable) here:
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
1.74 billion USD 2014-2020 for whole Creative Europe programme (Culture, Media and Cross-Sectoral).
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Cultural and creative sector organizations
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Creative Europe Desks (in each participating country)
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 
Mid-term evaluation Public consultation (2017) Report by the European Commission (2018): External Evaluation report (2018):
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)