Creative Europe Programme on track for adoption
On 17 July, the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER, responsible for preparing the work of the Council) agreed on the compromise text of the Regulation establishing the Creative Europe Programme with a view to finalising agreement with the European Parliament on this European Commission’s proposal. This decision will enable the European Commission to continue the preparations for the programme.
The “Creative Europe” Programme (2014-2020) will bring under a single umbrella three currently self-standing programmes that have provided EU support to the cultural and audiovisual sectors: Culture, MEDIA and MEDIA MUNDUS programmes.
Joining existing programmes will give more opportunities for projects operators and will facilitate the implementation of the programme.
EU grants are maintained and will be completed with new instruments that will allow SMEs operating in the cultural and creative sectors to have better access to bank loans.
The “Creative Europe” Programme will be EU’s main instrument to promote cultural and audiovisual initiatives in the Europe and beyond, encouraging creativity and having a direct economic impact on growth and job creations.
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