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New Creative Europe programme 2021-2027

The Creative Europe 2021-2027 programme brings €2.44 bn of support to the cultural and creative sectors.

With its 3 sub-programmes – the Culture strand, the MEDIA strand and the Cross-sectoral strand – Creative Europe aims to:

  • enhance artistic and cultural cooperation at European level;
  • encourage the competitiveness, innovation, and sustainability of the European audiovisual sector;
  • promote cross-sectoral innovative and collaborative actions, including support for media literacy and a diverse, independent and pluralistic news media environment.


What are the main novelties of the programme?


  • stronger emphasis on transnational creation and on innovation
  • easier access to funding through higher co-financing rates (greater contribution levels from Creative Europe for projects)
  • emphasis on support to EU-level cooperation to enhance the competitiveness of the European audiovisual sector at a global level
  • mobility scheme for artists and professionals
  • actions targeting sector-specific needs

See the key aspects of the programme for the next 7 years in the European Commission factsheet Creative Europe 2021-2027

If you are interested in the specific details of the programme, check the Creative Europe 2021 Work Programme to learn about what is expected this year. The European Commission has also published an overview of the Call for proposals that will be published in 2021:

All the calls for proposals can be found in the Funding & Tender portal, there are already 18 calls of Creative Europe that will open soon.