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European film in the digital era

A Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament, Council, Economic and Social Committee, and Committee of the Regions concerning European film in the digital era and its role in bridging cultural diversity and competitiveness.

 
2014 Cultural Heritage Mapping

2014 Cultural Heritage Mappingpdf(325 kB)Choose translations of the previous link 

A report mapping Cultural Heritage actions in European Union policies, programmes and activities.

 
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The role of public arts and cultural institutions in the promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialoguepdf(2.38 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

This report is the outcome of the work undertaken by a group of 25 experts representing EU Member States. The report analyses examples of policies and practices by institutions which endeavoured to address and cater for a more diverse audience through their programmes. It addresses key challenges and analyses success factors.

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Policy handbook on promotion of creative partnershipspdf(1.83 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

The Open Method of Coordination (OMC) expert group received its mandate by the Council through the 2011–2014 Work Plan on Culture. The group was asked to ‘identify and model the types of successful partnerships and practices, including their positive impacts’. This report makes concrete suggestions on how creative partnerships can be operated and it recommends that policymakers, at national and regional or local level, consider ways to support them as strategic tools for social and business innovation.

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Cultural and creative sectors’ export and internationalisation support strategies

Cultural and creative sectors’ export and internationalisation support strategiespdf(1.11 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

Good practice report on the cultural and creative sectors’ export and internationalisation support strategies, drafted under the Open Method of Coordination. The report is an output of the Working Group of experts on cultural and creative sectors.

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Creative Europe, what's in it for me?

The EU is investing €1.46 billion in the audiovisual and cultural sectors through Creative Europe (2014-2020), which replaces the previous Culture and MEDIA programmes. If you're a cultural or audiovisual organisation, then this brochure can tell you what's in it for you.

 
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A profile of current and future audiovisual audience

The aim of the study is to understand the European film audience better, then to use that knowledge to help films to circulate more widely within Europe.

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European University and Film School Networks

European University and Film School Networkspdf(1.3 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

Closing the Gap between Initial Training and the European Audiovisual Industry: A Guide to the Film School and University Networks cofinanced by MEDIA; the EU's support programme to the audiovisual sector from 2007-2013.

 
Training & Networks 2014

Training & Networks 2014pdf(1.61 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

2014 edition of the guide to the 65 courses supported by the MEDIA Programme from 2007-2013.

 
BFI - Film Forever

BFI - Film Forever

Executive summary of a European-scale expert study on film literacy in Europe. The summary is accompanied by:

 
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Survey on access to finance for cultural and creative sectorspdf(2.84 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

This study provides a much-needed in-depth review of the market potential of the EU's cultural and creative sectors. It analyses the sector's structure and disproves oft-heard clichés about its supposed lack of profitability. On a more detailed level it charts the specific financial needs of Europe's creative entrepreneurs as well as their difficulties in accessing private financing.

 
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Study on the impact of the EU Prizes for culturepdf(4.65 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

The purpose of this study is to measure the impact of the Prizes, specifically in terms of their prestige and reach, but also their influence on the sectors in which they operate and the wider social and economic policy imperatives they support.

 
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New business models in the audiovisual sector pdf(2.85 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

This independent study on business models in the audiovisual sector shortlists a panorama of new business models from the digital economy with the goal of promoting and distributing audivisual works.

 
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European Audiences: 2020 and beyond

Audience development is a strategic, dynamic and interactive process of making the arts widely accessible. It aims at engaging individuals and communities in experiencing, enjoying, participating in and valuing the arts through various means available today for cultural operators, from digital tools to volunteering, from co-creation to partnerships.

 
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Access of young people to culture

The central target group for the study is people between 15 and 24 years; secondary attention has been given to children from 12 to 15 and young adults from 24 to 29. The study describes current trends in youth culture in Europe, identifies obstacles of young people to access culture, names studies and statistics, and catalogues inspiring and successful examples from different countries.

 
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Testing and refining, criteria to assess media literacy levels in Europe

The scope of this study was to assess the theoretical and applied validity of the media literacy framework proposed in the 2010 report, and to provide the European Commission with a revised tool that assesses and ranks the countries in terms of their media literacy levels.

 
Executive Summary of the Study on the Economy of Culture in Europe

Executive Summary of the Study on the Economy of Culture in Europepdf(200 kB)Choose translations of the previous link 

Executive summary of the study (available below) to capture the direct and indirect socio-economic impact of the cultural sector in Europe.

 
Study on the Economy of Culture in Europe

Study on the Economy of Culture in Europepdf(3.83 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

A study to capture the direct and indirect socio-economic impact of the cultural sector in Europe.

 
Training & Networks 2013

Training & Networks 2013pdf(3.06 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

2013 edition of the guide to the 65 courses supported by the MEDIA Programme from 2007-2013.

 
Training & Networks 2012

Training & Networks 2012pdf(2.25 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

2012 edition of the guide to the 65 courses supported by the MEDIA Programme from 2007-2013.