European Commission presents the Creative Europe Monitoring report 2019
The report highlights the achievements of the programme during 2019 and outlines the elements that will establish the next programme.
The Creative Europe programme aims to enhance the economic, social and international dimensions of the European culture and creative sector, to promote its diversity and boost its competitiveness.
The 2019 Monitoring Report describes the programme’s full deployment and highlights its main achievements. It shows that the value of the financial support provided by Creative Europe lies in the relationships and networks that make up our European cultural space, which can then fully bring European cultural diversity to all Europeans.
In its three sections, MEDIA, Culture and the Cross-sectorial strand, the programme has further developed specific measures in close dialogue with stakeholders in 2019. It also experimented with new forms of support in key areas:
- circulation of audiovisual content
- music diversity
- mobility of artists
- international cultural relations
- greening and
- gender equality
BRINGING CREATIVITY TO A WIDER AUDIENCE
To foster collaboration and cooperation in Europe, the Culture Sub-programme covers a wide diversity of sectors:
- performing arts
- books and publishing
- visual arts
Thanks to its funding more than 3100 organisations worked together on 501 projects, leading to many co-creations and co-productions, and bringing European creativity and talents to a wider audience in 2019. It also contributed to further innovation in the digital field, to social integration and to inclusion of disadvantaged groups.
FINANCING CREATIVE PROJECTS WORTH A BILLION EUROS
Under the cross-sectorial strand, the programme brings about change through innovative and collaborative actions of different sectors.
Through the Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility, the programme strengthened access to finance. With the help of this new financial instrument managed by the European Investment Bank, 1547 small and medium sized enterprises in the sector were able to secure loans worth EUR 1.08 billion.
SUPPORTING AWARD WINNING MOVIES
The MEDIA Sub-programme, focusing on the audiovisual sector, supports the scaling-up and promotion of cross-border distribution of films in Europe and beyond. Supported by Creative Europe, 21 films received 40 awards at the 7 most prestigious film festivals around the world in 2019.
IN THE FOREFRONT OF THE RECOVERY-PLAN
From 2021 to 2027, a new programme will follow the current one that ends in 2020.
The report outlines the key elements that will establish the future Creative Europe programme to face unprecedented challenges such as international competition, the digital transition and the Covid crisis.
Responding to the effects of the coronavirus the Commission has suggested that the Culture and Creative Sectors should become an essential part of the Recovery Plan for Europe proposed on 27 May 2020, identifying the sector as one of 14 priority ecosystems.