Creative Europe: a new programme for culture and audiovisual operators, 2014-2020
Creative Europe is the Commission proposal (23 November 2011) for an EU framework programme dedicated to the culture and creative sectors for the period 2014-2020. The proposal is currently under discussion at the Council and the European Parliament in the context of the legislative process. Creative Europe will build on the experience and success of the Culture and MEDIA programmes. The proposed €1.8 billion budget represents 37% increase on current spending levels. EU support will help the European cultural and creative sectors to overcome challenges such as market fragmentation, globalisation, the digital shift, or accessing financing through the creation of a Loan Guarantee Facility. It will also improve policy-making by facilitating sharing of know-how and experience.