28 May 2013

Investing in Europe’s cultural and creative sector


The European Commission proposal for a new EU programme for the cultural and creative sector, 2014-2020 Europe needs to invest more in its cultural and creative sector because it significantly contributes to economic growth, employment, innovation and social cohesion.
Creative Europe will safeguard and promote cultural and linguistic diversity and strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors.
Creative Europe:
• Helps the cultural and creative sector to seize the opportunities of the ‘digital age’ and globalisation
• Enables the sector to reach its potential so that it can contribute to the Europe 2020 goals for sustainable growth, jobs and social cohesion.
• Opens up new international opportunities, markets and audiences
• Builds on the success of the MEDIA and Culture programmes Creative Europe contributes to Europe 2020, the EU's strategy for jobs and growth.
This proposal is now under discussion by the Council (27 Member States) and the European Parliament who will take the final decision.