Meet ‘Creative Europe’

21 NOVEMBER 2012

The European Commission aims to launch a new campaign to boost Europe’s cultural and creative industries: Creative Europe.

Meet 'Creative Europe'With a proposed budget of €1.8 billion for the period 2014-2020, Creative Europe aims to reach all strands of Europe’s creative industries, as well as millions of citizens.

The European Commission has stated that: “Creative Europe would promote and safeguard cultural and linguistic diversity and be a much-needed boost for Europe’s cultural and creative sectors, which are a major source of jobs and growth and greatly contribute to social inclusion.” (source: European Commission).

Creative Europe will focus on three main strands; a media, a cultural, and a trans-sectoral strand.

Creative Europe also proposes a new financial guarantee facility (to which the European Comissision would allocate more than €210 million), which would enable the cultural and creative sector to access up to €1 billion in bank loans.

The Commission’s proposal for Creative Europe is currently under discussion in the European Parliament and the European Council.

For more information on the Creative Europe programme, click here.

For more information on the proposed Loan Guarantees Facility for the cultural creative sectors, click here.

To read the Creative Europe promotion leaflet, click here.

Watch the promo video on Creative Europe