IATE Term of the Week: Creative Europe

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Creative Europe is the European program aiming to foster and promote culture within the Union, exclusively dedicating its funds to the audiovisual and cultural sectors.

Consolidated in 2014 by the European Union, Creative Europe has been supporting domains such as architecture, audiovisual, books and publishing, music, performing arts. Agreed upon in December 2020, the budget for the years 2021 – 2027 was officially approved by the Members of the European Parliament during the plenary session in May 2021. The funding amounts to €2.5 billion, compared to the previous €1.4 billion budget for the previous 7-year cycle, 2014 – 2020.  

The program covers three main domains: the culture, media and cross-sector domain. The first is dedicated to cultural and creative initiatives; some examples could be networking, literary translations, cross-border cooperation. The media domain covers the audiovisual and film industry and its projects, among which the distribution and access to audiovisual works, while the last domain concerns a collaboration between the creative sectors and media, dealing with their common challenges and opportunities.

With Creative Europe, the Union seeks to facilitate access to new international opportunities, new markets, and new audiences for the culture and media sectors in Europe. This budget is meant to help the latter to seize this moment of digital prosperity and globalization, while also stimulating the achievement of economic potential that allows the Member States to develop  sustainable growth, and boost employment and social cohesion.

Among the many projects supported by Creative Europe, there are also the European Heritage Label, the European Heritage Days, the European prizes for music, literature, heritage and architecture, and the European Capitals of Culture. The program is set for long-term success, pursuing and accomplishing the protection of equality and cultural diversity, while being instrumental in the mobility of artists and cultural professionals of Europe.


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European Commission – Culture and Creativity. Creative Europe. 2022. Culture and Creativity. Creative Europe. [ONLINE] Available at: https://culture.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe [Accessed 04 May 2022].

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Creative Europe | Desk Luxembourg Supporting Luxembourg’s culture and audiovisual professionals to access Creative Europe funding. 2022. Creative Europe | Desk Luxembourg Supporting Luxembourg’s culture and audiovisual professionals to access Creative Europe funding. [ONLINE] Available at: https://creative-europe.lu/ [Accessed 04 May 2022].

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Written by Bianca Pirrelli

Bianca is currently a student in the Master’s program Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts at the University of Luxembourg. She is passionate about languages, media, and identity.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages and Cultures, with a focus on linguistics and linguistic mediation for tourism and business at the University of Trento, Italy. She is now a Study Visitor at the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament.