Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will present the Commission's proposal for the new 'Creative Europe' programme at the Berlinale International Film Festival on 11/12 February. The Commission has proposed a budget of €1.8 billion over the 2014-2020 period for Creative Europe; of this, more than €900 million would be allocated to its 'MEDIA' arm, which supports the European film industry and the audiovisual sector.

"Europe can provide significant added value through targeted investment in the audiovisual and cultural sectors, which are important contributors to growth and jobs. Creative Europe will help the European film industry to respond to the challenges of digitisation and globalisation, while at the same time helping us to safeguard and promote Europe's cultural and linguistic diversity," commented Commissioner Vassiliou.

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