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Call for Participants for the Global Cultural Leadership Programme

06/07/2016

Cultural Leadership Programme - call for participants

The Cultural Diplomacy Platform is launching its firsts Call for Participants for the Global Cultural Leadership Programme in Malta, October 16 - 21, 2016. Are you a young cultural practitioner looking to develop and strengthen your cultural leadership skills? Then the Global Cultural Leadership Programme is designed just for you!

Deadline: 1 August 2016

 
Crowdfunding4culture

16/06/2016

Crowdfunding4culture – take the survey

The EU-funded project crowdfunding4Culture was launched in January 2016. The aim is to identify and analyse best practices in Europe's crowdfunding market in relation to cultural organisations and creative professionals.

 
EU Flag

08/06/2016

A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU international relations

In a fast-changing, inter-connected world, cultural relations offer a unique opportunity for improving relations with EU partner countries. Culture is a valuable resource to tackle many of the challenges Europe and the world are currently facing – such as the integration of refugees and migrants, countering violent radicalisation and the protection of cultural heritage.

 
Crowdfunding4Culture

01/06/2016

European Commission launches in-depth investigation on the impact of crowdfunding for the cultural and creative sector in Europe

The crowdfunding4culture website has the ambition to become a European wide information hub for anyone who wants to learn more about crowdfunding specifically for the cultural and creative sectors.

 
Call opens for a preparatory action to create an EU Festival award and an EU Festival label in the field of culture

26/04/2016

Call opens for a preparatory action to create an EU Festival award and an EU Festival label in the field of culture

This Preparatory Action will allow EFFE to increase its reach to festivals and audiences, building on the award and the label EFFE already established, to carry out a truly European initiative covering all culture festivals across Europe and rewarding the innovation endeavours made by these festivals.

 
Europeana

26/04/2016

Europeana 280: connecting Europeans to their art heritage

Europe's digital library - Europeana - today launches Europeana 280, a cross-border campaign to get people interested in Europe’s artworks and their evolution across the centuries.

 

22/04/2016

New Handbook on Cultural Awareness and Expression published

The Cultural Awareness and Expression Handbook is the outcome of the work undertaken by a group of 25 EU Member States, under the Council Work Plans for Culture 2011-2014[1]/2015-2018, which implement the European Agenda for Culture.

 
EU flag

22/04/2016

New European Cultural Diplomacy Platform launched

A Cultural Diplomacy Platform was launched to enhance the European Union’s engagement with third countries and their citizens.

 
Results of European Cooperation Projects 2016 (call EACEA/29/2015) published

20/04/2016

Results of European Cooperation Projects 2016 (call EACEA/29/2015) published

Grants have been awarded to 66 European cooperation projects, selected from 529 applications, for an overall amount of € 37 million. The full list of results is available on the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency website

 
Winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

18/04/2016

Proposal for a European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018

The European Commission is proposing to organise the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018.

 
Imperial Place, Vienna, Austria

07/04/2016

Culture: Nine European historical sites now on the European Heritage Label list

On 13 April 2016, the nine sites added this year to the European Heritage Label list will be celebrated during a Ceremony gathering heritage stakeholders from all over Europe.

 
European Network of Creative Hubs

05/04/2016

Launch of European Network of Creative Hubs

5 April 2016, the Commission is launching the Creation of a European Network of Creative Hubs, following a a call for proposals for a European Network of Creative Hubs published in 2015. The aim of the project is to reinforce networks of creative hubs at European level. Beneficiary countries include all countries eligible under the Creative Europe Programme.

 
European Union Prize for Literature

05/04/2016

2016 EU Prize for Literature winners announced

The winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Literature were announced today at the European Commission. The award recognises the best new and emerging authors in Europe.

 
Piece of Zaha Hadid's work

01/04/2016

Creative Europe and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe are deeply saddened by the loss of Dame Zaha Hadid

The 2003 winner of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies van der Rohe Award for the Terminus Honheim-Nord in Strasbourg, Jury president of the 2005 Prize and finalist for many of her works, contributed with her friendship and loyalty to shape the Prize and reinforce its rigor.

 
Rijeka, Croatia

29/03/2016

Rijeka to be European Capital of Culture in Croatia in 2020

The selection panel of independent experts responsible for assessing the Croatian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2020 has recommended that Rijeka should be awarded the title. The other three cities short-listed after the initial pre-selection round in May 2015 were Dubrovnik, Osijek and Pula. The formal designation of Rijeka by the relevant Croatian authorities is expected to take place in the coming months.

 
The 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Europe 2016

16/03/2016

The 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Europe 2016

The Archaeological site of Ererouyk and the village of Ani Pemza in Armenia, Patarei Sea Fortress in Tallinn in Estonia, Helsinki-Malmi Airport in Finland, Colbert Swing Bridge in Dieppe in France, the Kampos of Chios in Greece, the Convent of St. Anthony of Padua in Extremadura in Spain, and the Ancient city of Hasankeyf and its surroundings in Turkey have received the infamous nomination of the Seven Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Europe for 2016.

 

Creative Europe launches call for refugee integration

Europe is receiving an extraordinary number of refugees and tackling this situation is a vital priority of the EU. At this time, the Creative Europe programme invites proposals for high quality European cultural, audio-visual and cross-sectorial projects dedicated to help the integration of refugees and foster intercultural dialogue.

 

10/03/2016

Take part in new study on audience development - how to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations

This is an open invitation join a study investigating audience development practices around Europe in order to explore the success factors and the organisational impacts of audience development strategies on cultural organisations.

 

Register for the #RefugeesWelcome conference in Dresden

This workshop will discuss how to support the integration of refugees through culture. Case studies from European Performing arts houses – from deep aesthetic reflection to concrete, hands-on social action – will be used to discuss best practices and challenges. Anyone with practical experiences to share or intending to work with this audience group for invited to attend.

  • Registration: 15 March
  • Conference: 20-21 March
 
EDN Atelier

07/03/2016

EDN Atelier on relevance coinciding with the Dutch presidency of the EU cultural programme

Europe by People, the arts and design programme organised coinciding with the Dutch presidency of the Council of the EU during the first six months of 2016, is hosting the Atelier The Relevance of Dance, organized by Dansmakers Amsterdam and European Dancehouse Network (EDN).

 

03/03/2016

A new good practice report on innovative financing instruments for the cultural and creative sectors

Written by experts from national governments, the report addresses the challenges the cultural and creative small businesses face finding funding. It highlights over 100 innovative instruments and 32 success stories.

 
Photo: Anastasios71 / Shutterstock.com

26/02/2016

3 Greek cities shortlisted for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021 in Greece

Eleusis, Kalamata and Rhodes have been shortlisted today in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021 in Greece. The recommendation was done by a panel of independent experts evaluating applications from 14 competing Greek cities at the outcome of a 4-day meeting in Athens. Photo: Anastasios71 / Shutterstock.com

 

22/02/2016

European film festivals as a unique opportunity for EU cultural diplomacy

A new study carried out for the European Commission has concluded that European film festivals provide a unique opportunity for European films to reach audiences in third countries. They are important tools to promote the image of a creative Europe abroad as well as to foster mutual understanding between cultures.

 

19/02/2016

Advanced materials in European design

The DAMADEI project connected profressionals at the cutting edge of design with new materials technologies through a Europe-wide platform.

 
Young Talent Architecture Award

15/02/2016

Young Talent Architecture Award launched

The Young Talent Architecture Award supports young architecture graduates at the beginning of their career. It also acknowledges the professors and the universities – both public and private – committed to architectural quality as a driving force in support of European economy and culture.

 

11/02/2016

Copyright reform – how to make it work for Europe's cultural and creative sectors

Read the guest blog of Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner responsible for education, culture, youth and sport, on copyright for Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for Digital Single Market.

 
Metalwork at the Heritage Skills Initiative

05/02/2016

Newcastle-based heritage skills project receives EU prize

The Heritage Skills Initiative celebrated its EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award on 3 February 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.  The initiative was set up to address the shortage of skilled heritage craftspeople available to maintain the region’s rich cultural and engineering heritage.

 

01/02/2016

New architecture platform - 524 artists from 39 countries put forward ideas

The Future Architecture Platform, a pan-European platform for architecture museums, festivals and producers, received applications from all over the world in response to its Future Architecture Call for Ideas 2015.

 

01/02/2016

SHAPE platform announces 2016 list of artists

The Creative Europe-supported SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art has announced its 2016 list of artists. The artist selection for the platform’s second year traditionally places a diverse selection of audiovisual projects and sound artists alongside musical acts that range from post-grime and techno to free improvisation and experiments with field recordings.

 
Launch of European Capital of Culture 2016

27/01/2016

50,000 spectators put centre stage for Donostia / San Sebastián 2016 kick-off

The opening days of 2016's European Capital of Culture saw tens of thousands of people flock to activities across the city with concerts, exhibitions and festivals on offer. Photo:  Donostia / San Sebastián 2016

 
Europa Nostra

27/01/2016

UK: European Heritage Award for Middleport pottery presented to Prince of Wales

The restoration of Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015, was celebrated on 26 January 2016. Charles, Prince of Wales, founder of The Prince's Regeneration Trust, received the Award from Europa Nostra on behalf of the trust.

 
Europa Nostra

22/01/2016

2016 European Heritage Awards: 187 applications from 36 countries received

Organisations and individuals from 36 countries across Europe submitted a total of 187 applications for the 2016 edition of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award. In regard to the categories, Conservation has the most entries (79). It is followed by Education, Training and Awareness-Raising (56), Research (31), and, finally, Dedicated Service to Heritage (21).

 
Scene from Wrocław launch (Photo: BTW Maziarz / Rajter)

18/01/2016

Successful launch for European Capital of Culture 2016 in Wrocław

On 17 January, European Capital of Culture 2016 officially opened in Wrocław, Poland with an organiser's estimate of 120,000 people in attendance. (Photo: BtW Maziarz / Rajter)

 
Kovacs performing at the EBBA Show 2016

Eurosonic Noorderslag presents European Borders Breakers Charts

The European Music Platform, Eurosonic Noorderslag, is launching, in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union and with the support of the European Commission, the European Border Breakers Charts. This weekly set of airplay-based charts will monitor new European artists who are enjoying radio airplay outside of their country of origin. Photo: Jorn Baars

 
EBBA awards

13/01/2016

Europe's new music talents receive the 2016 European Border Breakers Awards

On 13 January, the best emerging musicians in Europe were awarded the 2016 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) during a ceremony at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen, the Netherlands. The winners received trophies recognising their musical talent and cross-border chart success with their first international release in Europe.

 

11/01/2016

Result of call for study on audience development

The contract for the open call for tenders, EAC/08/2015 Study on audience development – How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations, has been awarded to a consortium composed of the following organisations: Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (leader), Culture Action Europe, ECCOM Progetti srl and Intercult Productions Ek. För.

 
Barbed wire

08/01/2016

Conflict Zones project proves huge success in Vienna

The Conflict Zones project, supported by Creative Europe, brings together the members of the Union of the Theatres of Europe to create a series of productions tackling the different European conflicts from WWI to the modern day. Flickr photo from Dave Kirkham (licence)

 
Wrocław 2016 and Donostia / San Sebastián 2016

04/01/2016

Wrocław and San Sebastian: European Capitals of Culture for 2016

Wrocław, Poland, and Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain, will host year-long cultural programmes, both starting this month, for the 31st edition of European Capitals of Culture.

 
Van den vos

15/12/2015

Van den vos - sharing the best of the European theatre

With EU support, Van den vos, a Belgian production that combines film, music, theatre and a volunteering project was brought to the stage across 5 European countries.

 
Two cities short-listed for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021 in a candidate country or a potential candidate to EU membership

11/12/2015

Two cities short-listed for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021 in a candidate country or a potential candidate to EU membership

Herceg Novi (Montenegro) and Novi Sad (Serbia) have been shortlisted today in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021 in a candidate country or potential candidate to EU membership. The recommendation was done by a panel of independent experts evaluating applications from two competing cities meeting in Bucharest today.

 
Four Romanian cities short-listed for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021 in Romania

11/12/2015

Four Romanian cities short-listed for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021 in Romania

Baia Mare, Bucharest, Cluj and Timisoara have been shortlisted today in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021 in Romania. The recommendation was done by a panel of independent experts evaluating applications from 14 competing Romanian cities at the outcome of a 4-day meeting in Bucharest.

 
Europa Nostra logo

10/12/2015

14 European sites shortlisted for 'The 7 Most Endangered' programme 2016

These sites have been shortlisted on the basis of their cultural heritage significance, the danger they face, the commitment of their local communities to their rescue and their potential as a resource and driver of sustainable development.

 

02/12/2015

Music4ROM: Promoting Roma integration through music

Music4ROM, a project funded by the European Commission, promotes Romani values to build intercultural bridges, social inclusion and educate children through music. Over the past two years, the project made great progress with partners across 7 EU countries.

 
Winners of the 2015 ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management announced

Winners of the 2015 ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management announced

ENCATC, a network supported by the Creative Europe programme, has recognised Alessia Usai and Annika Hampel with research awards for outstanding contributions to research in the field. Alessia Usai's PhD thesis investigated the relationship between cultural policy and urban regeneration. Annika Hampel's PhD focused on cultural relations between Germany and India.

 
Elio Di Rupo and Yves Vasseur welcome the 2 million visitor to Mons 2015

25/11/2015

Mons 2015 visits pass the 2 million mark

2 million people have visited Mons, Belgium, since 24 January to experience the 2015 European Capital of Culture. Attracting 2 million visitors was a key goal of Mons 2015. Photo: Daivd Bormans

 
Commissioner Navracsics meets the Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk

19/11/2015

Ukraine joins the Creative Europe programme

Ukraine has become the third neighbourhood country to join Creative Europe, the EU programme for support for the cultural and creative sectors. Ukraine follows Georgia and Moldova, who joined in early 2015.

 
Sofia, Bulgaria

17/11/2015

Culture for Cities & Regions – second call for participants in study visits – deadline 4 December

Culture for cities and regions, a project funded by the Creative Europe programme, has published a second call for participants in thematic study visits on culture taking place from February to April 2016.

 
2015 is the 30th anniversary of European Capitals of Culture

13/11/2015

3 Irish cities shortlisted for the title of European Capital of Culture 2020

Galway, Limerick, and Waterford for the Three Sisters have been shortlisted today in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2020. The recommendation was done by a panel of independent experts evaluating applications from 4 competing Irish cities at the outcome of a 2-day meeting in Dublin.

 
Horizon 2020

05/11/2015

New funding opportunities for research and innovation in the field of culture

The Horizon 2020 work programmes and calls 2016-2017 have been published and contain many opportunities for the cultural sector. 67 million EUR will be made available in the next two years for cultural research.

 
Open call

03/11/2015

Voices of Culture ‒ Structured Dialogue between the European Commission and the cultural sector ‒ open call to select the final theme

The Voices of Culture, framework for exchanges between civil society stakeholders and the European Commission on culture, wants your say on the themes for meetings in 2016.

 
EU Prize for Literature

16/10/2015

The EU Prize for Literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015

Winners of the 2015 edition will be celebrated in a photo exhibiton running from 14-18 October 2015 at Frankfurt Book Fair.

 
Main square of Mons, Belgium

12/10/2015

Great success for Mons (Belgium) as European Capital of Culture 2015

The one-year programme in Mons has been a tremendous success so far and there are still several unique events in store before the end of the year.

 
Interior of the Philharmonic Hall, Szczecin

12/10/2015

Architecture fan? Don't miss the exhibitions on the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award

Brussels and Shangai are hosting simultaneous exhibitions on the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van Der Rohe Award. One of the most prestigious in the world, the Prize is granted every two years by the EU's Creative Europe Programme and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation to acknowledge and reward the best of European architecture. Photo: Simon Menges

 
EFFE winners receive their awards ( © Lander Loeckx)

Top 12 European festivals awarded

12 festivals from 10 European countries have received awards for their innovative and trend-setting ways of bringing art and culture to audiences around Europe.

 
Liveurope supports 300 artists in first year

30/09/2015

Liveurope supports 300 artists in first year

The Creative Europe-backed music platform, Liveurope, has enjoyed a successful break-out year, supporting over 300 acts from over 32 countries at 13 venues across Europe.

 
Launch of the Young Talent Architecture Prize (YTAP)

16/09/2015

Launch of the Young Talent Architecture Prize (YTAP)

Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, launched the Young Talent Architecture Prize, aiming to support young talents to build an international career. The Prize will also acknowledge universities committed to architectural quality as a driving force for the European economy and European culture. Photo: Italo Rondinella

 
Prix Arts Electronica – Linz Austria

16/09/2015

Prix Arts Electronica – Linz Austria

Ars Electronica (AT) is project leader of the large cooperation project Digital Art and science network, with partners form Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, UK, Ireland and Slovenia, granted under the Creative Europe Culture Sub-programme. Photo: Joanna Pianka

 
Great success for Plzeň (Czech Republic) as European Capital of Culture 2015

09/09/2015

Great success for Plzeň (Czech Republic) as European Capital of Culture 2015

The one-year programme has been a tremendous success so far and there are still several unique events in store before the end of the year. Photo: Shutterstock.com / Karel Funda

 
Spotlight on Europe’s Industrial Heritage for European Heritage Days 2015

04/09/2015

Spotlight on Europe’s Industrial Heritage for European Heritage Days 2015

From the end of August to the end of September, people across Europe will visit thousands of sites for free, most of them only open to the public during European Heritage Days. With over 20 million people participating in over 50,000 heritage events, European Heritage Days is a fantastic opportunity to shine a light on the historic economic links Europeans share through the vast legacy of industrial heritage sites.

 
European Heritage Label ceremony on the 35th anniversary of 'Solidarity' movement in Gdańsk

31/08/2015

European Heritage Label ceremony on the 35th anniversary of 'Solidarity' movement in Gdańsk

On 29 August 2015, the 35th anniversary of the birth of the Polish 'Solidarity' trade union, the historic Gdańsk Shipyard celebrated its recent designation as European Heritage Label.

 
EU Cultural Heritage Prize/Europa Nostra Awards open

14/08/2015

EU Cultural Heritage Prize/Europa Nostra Awards open

Applications open for the 2016 awards, which will go to up to 30 remarkable projects and initiatives, as well as seven Grand Prix winners.

 
Call for 2016 Cooperation Projects published

06/08/2015

Call for 2016 Cooperation Projects published

After a delay of one week, call EACEA/29/2015 for European Cooperation Projects has been published; more information is available from the website of the EAC Executive Agency.

 
Results of European Platforms Call 47/2014 published

13/08/2015

Results of European Platforms Call 47/2014 published

Three of the 47 applicants have been successful in their bids for European Platforms, meaning that 26 of the 38 participating countries are now involved, covering the fields of music, literature, dance, artistic creation in public space, architecture and design, and visual arts.

 
Results of the 2015 selection round for Literary Translation out now

27/07/2015

Results of the 2015 selection round for Literary Translation out now

In 2015, the Creative Europe programme will grant support to in total 58 Literary Translation projects by publishers from 14 European countries. Photo: Shutterstock.com / sheff

 
Save Europe's heritage

20/07/2015

Save Europe's heritage

Nominate a threatened cultural heritage to receive specialist help in ensuring its long-term future.

 
Results of call EAC/S16/2015 published

09/07/2015

Results of call EAC/S16/2015 published

The results of the call for new subtitled versions of TV programmes across Europe have been published.

 
Call for a study on audience development

29/06/2015

Call for a study on audience development

The study aims to identify successful approaches to and methods for audience development for European cultural organisations.

 
Culture for Cities & Regions – first call for participants in study visits – deadline 9 July

29/06/2015

Culture for Cities & Regions – first call for participants in study visits – deadline 9 July

A project funded by the Creative Europe programme, Culture for cities and regions, has published a first call for participants in thematic study visits on culture taking place from September to December 2015.

 
Ancient olive trees discovered at Spanish EU Cultural Heritage Prize-winning site

22/06/2015

Ancient olive trees discovered at Spanish EU Cultural Heritage Prize-winning site

The historical landscape of El Sénia’s ancient olive trees won the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards back in 2014.

 
Apply for the 2nd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management

12/06/2015

Apply for the 2nd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management

ENCATC has launched the call for applications for the 2nd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management. Photo: Shutterstock.com / nito

 
Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe Concluding Conference

12/06/2015

Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe Concluding Conference

The final conference of European Union-backed cultural heritage project that ran from July 2013 to June 2015 was held today in Oslo. Photo: Europa Nostra

 
EU Cultural Heritage Prize Grand Prix and Public Choice Award winners announced

11/06/2015

EU Cultural Heritage Prize Grand Prix and Public Choice Award winners announced

In a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, the winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were celebrated and the winners of the Grand Prix and Public Choice Award were announced for the first time.

 
Croatian cities shortlisted for the title of European Capital of Culture 2020

29/05/2015

Croatian cities shortlisted for the title of European Capital of Culture 2020

Dubrovnik, Osijek, Pula and Rijeka have been shortlisted today in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2020. These recommendations were made by a panel of independent experts evaluating applications from all 9 competing Croatian cities at the outcome of a 3-day meeting in Zagreb.

 
Making the most of digital cultural heritage in education

27/05/2015

Making the most of digital cultural heritage in education and learning

A set of recommendations regarding the use of digital cultural heritage in education and learning have been issued by policymakers from European Ministries of Education and Culture.

 
MEDIA-backed Dheepan takes the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2015

26/05/2015

MEDIA-backed Dheepan takes the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2015

Jacques Audiard's French drama, Dheepan, won the festival's most prestigious award, with other MEDIA-backed films winning a range of prizes across selections. Photo: Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

 
EAC publishes new call for Contract Agents

22/05/2015

EAC publishes new call for Contract Agents

DG EAC has published a call for Contract Agents for secretarial roles, as well as assistants for legal, communication, financial, policy and programme management support. The call closes on 04/06 at midday.

 
Launch of the European Youth Monitor

20/05/2015

Launch of the European Youth Monitor

The European Commission has published 41 statistical indicators on the state of young people in the European Union, including information about their levels of participation in cultural activities.

 
Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and Matera (Italy) to be European Capitals of Culture in 2019

19/05/2015

Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and Matera (Italy) to be European Capitals of Culture in 2019

At their Council meeting of 19 May, European Union Culture Ministers designated the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv and the Italian city of Matera as the two European Capitals of Culture for 2019. Photo: canadastock / Shutterstock.com

 
European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage: Apply for an Award 2016

12/05/2015

European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage: Apply for an Award 2016

The call for 2016 entries for the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage has been launched by Europa Nostra. Photo: Shutterstock.com / Malgorzata Kistryn

 
European Heritage Awards 2015: Vote for your favourite project

12/05/2015

European Heritage Awards 2015: Vote for your favourite project

You can vote for the Public Choice Award from among this year's winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards until 31 May 2015.

 
Winner of EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award announced

Winner of EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award announced

The Philharmonic Hall in the Polish city of Szczecin, by a duo of architects Fabrizio Barozzi (Italy) and Alberto Veiga (Spain) in cooperation with the Polish Studio A4, is this year's winner.

 
'Getting Cultural Heritage to Work for Europe': Report of the Horizon 2020 Expert Group on Cultural Heritage

27/04/2015

'Getting Cultural Heritage to Work for Europe': Report of the Horizon 2020 Expert Group on Cultural Heritage

An Expert Group on Cultural Heritage has published a report recommending research and innovation actions for cultural heritage that can contribute towards smarter, more inclusive and more sustainable development.

 
SHAPE platform brings multiple showcases in April

17/04/2015

SHAPE platform brings multiple showcases in April

Since it was born in December 2014, the Creative Europe-supported SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art has been working to popularize upcoming artists to adventurous audiences throughout Europe and beyond.

 
European Heritage Label Award Ceremony held on 15 April

17/04/2015

European Heritage Label Award Ceremony held on 15 April

A ceremony to award the sixteen winning sites was held on 15 April 2015 in Brussels, Belgium, in the presence of Tibor Navracsics, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

 
European Union Prize for Literature 2015 winners announced at London Book Fair

14/04/2015

European Union Prize for Literature 2015 winners announced at London Book Fair

The award recognises the best up-and-coming authors in Europe and is open to countries participating in Creative Europe, the EU funding programme for the cultural and creative sectors.

 
Winners of 2015 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced

14/04/2015

Winners of 2015 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced

The European Commission and Europa Nostra have revealed the winners of Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field.

 
Results of European Cooperation Projects (call EACEA/32/2014) published

08/04/2015

Results of European Cooperation Projects (call EACEA/32/2014) published

Grants have been awarded to 80 European cooperation projects, selected from 603 applications, for an overall amount of €35.3 million. The full list of results is available on the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency website.

 

31/03/2015

Culture in External Relations at the European Parliament

On 23 March 2015, project director Ms. Sana Ouchtati and expert Mr. Gottfried Wagner presented the main conclusions of the Preparatory Action on “Culture in the EU external relations” at a joint meeting of the committees of Culture & Education and Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament.

 
European Heritage Label: 18 sites pre-selected for the award

European Heritage Label: 18 sites pre-selected for the award

The European Commission has received 18 proposals for sites to be awarded the European Heritage Label in 2015.

 
Moldova joins the Creative Europe programme

18/03/2015

Moldova joins the Creative Europe programme

18 March 2015, Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and Monica Babuc, the Moldovan Minister of Culture, signed an agreement on Moldovan participation in the Creative Europe programme.

 
Report published on the culture and creative sectors in the crisis

10/03/2015

Report published on the culture and creative sectors in the crisis

A new report, commissioned by the European Commission, looks at the resilience of employment in the culture and creative sectors during the crisis.

 
Launching the Voice of Culture ‒ Structured Dialogue between the European Commission and the cultural sector

10/03/2015

Launching the Voice of Culture ‒ Structured Dialogue between the European Commission and the cultural sector

The Voice of Culture is a new framework for exchanges between European civil society stakeholders and the European Commission with regard to culture.

 
Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy

09/03/2015

Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy

On 4 March, the European Commission and, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, launched a consultation on the future of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).

 
Open call from UNESCO for experts on culture in developing countries

04/03/2015

Open call from UNESCO for experts on culture in developing countries

Through means of an expert facility, funded by the European Union, UNESCO aims to strengthen systems of governance in developing countries. Interested individuals have until 20 March (midnight CET) to apply. Female applicants and applicants from Africa, Arab States and the Asia-Pacific regions are strongly encouraged.

 
European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage – Record outreach and participation

03/03/2015

European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage – Record outreach and participation

2015 has seen a huge number of applications for the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. The prize highlights the best achievements in the care of Europe's precious cultural heritage.

 
Five Finalists Announced for the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van Der Rohe Award

25/02/2015

Five Finalists Announced for the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van Der Rohe Award

The 5 Finalists have been announced in London. On 7 and 8 May, the finalists’ lectures, the exhibition opening and the final ceremony celebration will be held in Barcelona.

 

 
Ida triumphs at 2015 Oscars

23/02/2015

Ida triumphs at 2015 Oscars

The Polish film Ida, written and directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, received the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film at last night's prestigious gala evening. Ida has been supported by three seperate parts of the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe.

 
Announcement of EU Prize for contemporary architecture/ Mies van der Rohe award

10/02/2015

Announcement of EU Prize for contemporary architecture/ Mies van der Rohe award

The Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in international architecture, will be presented on 8 May 2015. The 5 Finalists will be announced in London by the end of February. The exhibition showcasing the 420 nominees can be visited at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) until 19 March. Save the date on 7 and 8 May for the finalists’ lectures, the exhibition opening and the ceremony celebration.

 
New call for cultural case studies - deadline 20 February

03/02/2015

New call for cultural case studies - deadline 20 February

A project funded by the Creative Europe programme, Culture for cities and regions, has published a call for case studies focusing on examples of successful cultural initiatives that have contributed to the local development of cities and regions in Europe.

 
Five interactive film premieres

29/01/2015

Five interactive film premieres

Film enthusiasts across Europe can enjoy a series of five film premieres screened simultaneously from Rotterdam in 40 cinemas from the UK to Spain and Poland, and at the same time be available for audiences online via VoD.

 
Mons 2015, the metamorphosis of a city – In 2015 I am from Mons, and you?

28/01/2015

Mons 2015, the metamorphosis of a city – In 2015 I am from Mons, and you?

More than 100,000 people took part in the opening celebration of Mons 2015 on 24 January. The day was a massive success for the organisers, and an excellent start for what promises to be a year extremely rich in cultural events of all types and for all tastes. 
 

 
Apply for the European Innovative Games Award

26/01/2015

Apply for the European Innovative Games Award

Game developers, publishers, freelancer and young professionals from all EU member countries can submit products and projects to the European Innovative Games Award 2014. The award is endowed with 10,000 euro and will be granted in June 2015 in Frankfurt.

 

25/01/2015

The rapid development of China's public diplomacy: what does it mean for Europe?

On 13 January 2015, Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation organised a lunch seminar: “The rapid development of China’s public diplomacy: what does it mean for Europe?”, on occasion of the launch of the book China’s Public Diplomacy by Ingrid d’Hooghe and Brill Nijhoff.

 
SHAPE - Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe

23/01/2015

SHAPE - Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe

The European platforms, a new form of support within the EU’s Creative Europe programme, foster the promotion of emerging talents as well as the circulation of their works throughout Europe. The launch of a new European platform - SHAPE - takes place in Berlin on 29 January. Photo Marco Microbi

 
Mons – Opening ceremony 24 January

24/01/2015

Mons – Opening ceremony 24 January

Illumination is the theme for the grand opening ceremony Mons 2015 on 24 January. The Belgian city shares the European Capital of Culture title with Pilsen (Czech Republic). Find out about all the events of the opening evening on the Mons2015 website.

 
Discover who and what Creative Europe funds

22/01/2015

Discover who and what Creative Europe funds

The European Union funds thousands of cultural projects and you can find out about all of them in one place: the Creative Europe Dissemination Platform.

 
Pilsen 2015 opens up

19/01/2015

Pilsen 2015 opens up

The Czech city of Pilsen launched its programme as the European Capital of Culture 2015 on 17 January with Pilsen citizens at the heart of the event.

 
EU-supported films competing for the foreign Oscar

15/01/2015

EU-supported films competing for the foreign Oscar

Two of the films shortlisted for a foreign language Oscar award have been supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

 
European Border Breakers Music Awards 2015

15/01/2015

European Border Breakers Music Awards 2015

The winners of the 2015 European Border Breakers Awards (‘EBBA'), highlighting the best new rock and pop musicians and bands in Europe who have achieved cross-border chart success, were honoured on 14 January at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in the Dutch city of Groningen. The competition is organised under the EU's Creative Europe Programme.  

 
Creative Europe backs Scandinavian crime saga

14/01/2015

Creative Europe backs Scandinavian crime saga

Hit Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge (Bron/Broen) returns to European TV screens in autumn 2015, with Sofia Helin back in the central role of socially-challenged Malmö homicide detective Saga Norén. Here series producer Anders Landström talks about the show's success and the "extremely important" support it receives from the EU's Creative Europe MEDIA programme.

 
Pilsen and Mons: European Capitals of Culture 2015

13/01/2015

Pilsen and Mons: European Capitals of Culture 2015

Pilsen (Czech Republic) and Mons (Belgium) are the European Capitals of Culture for 2015. Pilsen will officially launch its cultural programme on 17 January and Mons on 24 January, starting a year-long programme of cultural activities which will boost local community involvement and attract participants from near and far.

 
Sixteen sites recommended for the European Heritage Label

19/12/2014

Sixteen sites recommended for the European Heritage Label

In its second selection year, sixteen sites have been named by the independent selection panel set up by the European Commission to receive the European Heritage Label, EHL.

 
Happy Anniversary Creative Europe!

18/12/2014

Happy Anniversary Creative Europe!

Creative Europe supports film makers, authors, artists and others from the cultural and creative scene. The 1.46 billion EU programme, launched in January 2014, is an opportunity for artists and their works to reach new audiences and to increase the contribution of culture to jobs and growth.

 
New analytical report on Opportunities for the Cultural and Creative Sectors to Access Finance in the EU

18/12/2014

New analytical report on Opportunities for the Cultural and Creative Sectors to Access Finance in the EU

The European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) has just completed on behalf of the European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture a short analytical report summarising and updating relevant information on existing financing schemes for the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCSs) in the EU Member States.

 
420 works compete for EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture

16/12/2014

420 works compete for EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced today, 16 December, the list of 420 projects competing for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. Photo credit: Eduard Hueber

 
Grand finale – culture capital year

16/12/2014

Grand finale – culture capital year

Umeå2014 is coming to an end and, although the year is not yet over, residents and visitors were able to enjoy the grand finale of the year on Saturday 13 December, 2014. Umeå and Riga are now handing over the title to Plzeň (Czech Republic) and Mons (Belgium). Photo credit Fredrik Larsson

 
Ida - The Great Winner

15/12/2014

Ida - The Great Winner

The Polish film Ida is the great winner of the 2014 European Film Awards. At the Gala Award Ceremony in Riga 13 December the film at the top of the nomination list was honoured with no less than five of the awards, including the People’s Choice Award for Best European Film.

 
Call for applications for literary translation projects 2015

05/12/2014

Call for applications for literary translation projects 2015

European publishers can now apply to the Creative Europe programme for financial support for the translation of literary works from and into European languages. Deadline: 4 February 2015. 

 
New Work Plan for Culture adopted

27/11/2014

New Work Plan for Culture adopted

Meeting in Brussels on 25 November EU Ministers of Culture agreed on a new Work Plan for Culture (2015-2018), setting out the priorities for European cooperation in cultural policy-making for the next four years.

 
IN SITU, the new European platform for art in public space

27/11/2014

IN SITU, the new European platform for art in public space

European platforms, a new form of support within the Creative Europe programme, promote and develop emerging talents as well as circulate their works throughout Europe.

 
Award ceremony European Union Prize for Literature

18/11/2014

Award ceremony European Union Prize for Literature

The winners of the 2014 EU Prize for Literature will receive their awards in a gala ceremony at the Concert Noble in Brussels on 18 November.

 
EU-supported movies competing for the European Film Awards

14/11/2014

EU-supported movies competing for the European Film Awards

Nineteen of the films competing for this year's European Film Awards have received Creative Europe-support (€4.5 million), including three of the films nominated for Best Film. On top of the list is the Polish film Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski with five nominations.

 
Watch LUX Film Prize finalists

14/11/2014

Watch LUX Film Prize finalists

Screening of the three films shortlisted for this year's LUX Prize is now taking place around Europe. This year's finalists are: "Bande de filles" (Girlhood), "Razredni Souvražnik" (Class Enemy) and "Ida" - which additionally is the top nominee for the European Film Awards.

 
Juncker Commission takes office

03/11/2014

Juncker Commission takes office

On 1 November 2014 the Juncker Commission officially started its term of office, which will run until 31 October 2019. Mr Tibor Navracsics is the new Commissioner in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

 
EBBA Public Choice Award 2015 - Cast a vote for your favourite EBBA winner!

22/10/2014

EBBA Public Choice Award 2015 - Cast a vote for your favourite EBBA winner!

From 21 October until 19 December 2014, you can vote for the 'Public Choice Award' among one of the winners of the EU Prize for contemporary music - the European Border Breaker Awards 2015!

 
Matera to be 2019 European Capital of Culture in Italy

17/10/2014

Matera to be 2019 European Capital of Culture in Italy

The selection panel of independent experts responsible for assessing the Italian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2019 has recommended that Matera should be awarded the title. 

 
Winners of 2015 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) unveiled

14/10/2014

Winners of 2015 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) unveiled

The winners of the 2015 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), celebrating the best new pop, rock and dance acts in Europe which have achieved cross-border chart success, were announced today, 14 October, by the European Commission and Eurosonic Noorderslag, the European music conference and showcase festival.

 
Liveurope – launch of new European music platform

13/10/2014

Liveurope – launch of new European music platform

Liveurope, a new European music platform co-funded by the Creative Europe programme, was launched on 10 October at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels. The platform brings together thirteen well-known venues in thirteen European countries. Photo ©: Jokko

 
Patrick Modiano, Nobel Prize for Literature: Statement by European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou

09/10/2014

Patrick Modiano, Nobel Prize for Literature: Statement by European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou

'I warmly congratulate Patrick Modiano on his recognition by the Academy as the 2014 Nobel Prize laureate in literature. Over a period spanning 45 years, Modiano has produced a truly accomplished body of work.' 

 
EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: Horta Museum honoured

09/10/2014

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: Horta Museum honoured

An award ceremony will take place at the Horta Museum in Saint-Gilles, Brussels, on 10 October (17.30) to celebrate its success in the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards.

 
Winners of 2014 European Union Prize for Literature

08/10/2014

Winners of 2014 European Union Prize for Literature

The winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) were announced on 8 October at the Frankfurt Book Fair by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.

 
Logo of the Creative Europe MEDIA Sub-programme

16/09/2014

23 EU-supported films to be shown at San Sebastian

The 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival in northern Spain is set to be held on 19/09/2014, and will showcase 23 films supported by the European Union's Creative Europe programme.

 
Golden Lion to MEDIA-backed film

10/09/2014

Golden Lion to MEDIA-backed film

"A Pigeon sat on a Branch reflecting on Existence" by Roy Andersson was awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival. The Swedish director's new film was one of several movies screened at Venice supported by EU's MEDIA sub-programme. Photo Credit ©: Studio 24  

 
Plovdiv to be 2019 European Capital of Culture in Bulgaria

05/09/2014

Plovdiv to be 2019 European Capital of Culture in Bulgaria

The independent selection panel responsible for assessing the Bulgarian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2019 has recommended that Plovdiv should be awarded the title. 

 
20 million set to enjoy free access to sites during European Heritage Days

05/09/2014

20 million set to enjoy free access to sites during European Heritage Days

Millions of people will enjoy free access to thousands of historic and cultural sites, many of which are normally closed to the public, in 50 countries throughout September as part of the annual European Heritage Days.

 
The British Council publishes “Why Culture Matters”, taking stock of the Preparatory Action report

02/09/2014

The British Council publishes “Why Culture Matters”, taking stock of the Preparatory Action report

After the 2014 International Culture Summit, taking place in Edinburgh, between the 10th and the 12th of August, and as a result, the British Council has published a report entitled Culture matters – Why culture should be at the heart of future public policypdf

 
MEDIA-supported films in Venice

27/08/2014

MEDIA-supported films in Venice

When the 71st Venice Film Festival opens on the 27 August, four of ten films selected for the Main Competition are being supported by EU's Creative Europe programme. The MEDIA sub-programme is represented in Venice by some of the most outstanding, award-winning European directors: Fatih Akın, Roy Andersson and Xavier Beauvois. Photo Credit ©:  poster by Simone Massi - progetto grafico: studio Graph.x Milano

 
Results of call EAC/S19/2013 for Literary Translation projects published

27/08/2014

Results of call EAC/S19/2013 for Literary Translation projects published

Grants are awarded to 74 projects, out of 261 proposals for Literary Translation projects, amounting to a total of almost €3.6 million. The full list of results is available on the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency website .

 
Logo of Europa Nostra

27/08/2014

Biblioteca Bardensis Award Ceremony Honoured by Chancellor Merkel

The Local Award Ceremony of the 2014 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards, held on 15/08/2014 at Barth, in Northern Germany, was attended by over 400 people, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who praised the restoration of the 14th century library.

 
Results of call EAC/S18/2013 for European Networks published

20/08/2014

Results of call EAC/S18/2013 for European Networks published

Grants are awarded to 22 networks, out of 58 proposals for European Networks, amounting to a total of almost €4.4 million. The full list of results is available on the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency website.

 
Results of call EAC/S16/2013 for European Cooperation Projects published

14/08/2014

Results of call EAC/S16/2013 for European Cooperation Projects published

Grants are awarded to 58 European platforms, out of 411 proposals, amounting to a total of €40.4 million. The full list of results is available on the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency website.

 
Results of call EAC/S17/2013 for European platform projects published

05/08/2014

Results of call EAC/S17/2013 for European platform projects published

Grants are awarded to 5 European platforms, out of 24 proposals, amounting to a total of almost €2.3 million. The full list of results is available on the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency website.

 
Results of call EAC/S19/2013 "Support to literary translation projects" will be published in August 2014

01/08/2014

Results of call EAC/S19/2013 "Support to literary translation projects" will be published in August 2014

The results for the call for literary translations projects, originally scheduled for July 2014, have had to be postponed to August for technical reasons

 
Xavier Prats Monné – New Director-General of DG Education and Culture

01/08/2014

Xavier Prats Monné – New Director-General of DG Education and Culture

Xavier Prats Monné is the new Director-General of DG Education and Culture as of 1 August 2014.

 
Call for proposals - Support to European cooperation projects

31/07/2014

Call for proposals - Support to European cooperation projects

A call for proposals has been launched for cooperation projects under the Creative Europe Cultural sub-programme, with the deadline 01/10/2014. More information is available at the following link.

 
Three more Balkan countries sign up for Creative Europe

24/07/2014

Three more Balkan countries sign up for Creative Europe

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have signed agreements to participate in the European Union's Creative Europe programme.

 
Cultural Heritage – Commission calls for a new European approach

22/07/2014

Cultural Heritage – Commission calls for a new European approach

The European Commission is calling for a stronger, more integrated European approach to promote and protect Europe's cultural heritage. 

 
Call for proposals - Fostering European integration through subtitled television programmes

16/07/2014

Call for proposals - Fostering European integration through subtitled television programmes

The European Commission has launched a call for proposals for new subtitled versions of television programmes across Europe, with the aim of facilitating cross-border online distribution of cultural content. The call is open until noon, 24/09/2014.

 
Call for Entries: 2015 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

04/07/2014

Call for Entries: 2015 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

A call for entries has been launched for the 2015 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards; Europe's most prestigious prize in the heritage field.

 
Call for expressions of interest – Establishment of a pool of experts for the European Capitals of Culture

27/06/2014

Call for expressions of interest – Establishment of a pool of experts for the European Capitals of Culture

On 27/06/2014, the European Commission published an open call for expressions of interest to establish a pool of experts to be potentially members of the Panel for the European Capital of Culture EU action.

 
Albania joins EU's Creative Europe programme

24/06/2014

Albania joins EU's Creative Europe programme

Albanian cultural organisations will, from today, be able to benefit from the Culture sub-programme of Creative Europe.

 
Serbia signs Creative Europe Agreement

20/06/2014

Serbia signs Creative Europe Agreement

Serbia is the first non-European Union country to sign up and participate in the new Creative Europe programme.

 

16/06/2014

Call for tenders - Culture for Cities and Regions

On the 12/06, the European Commission launched an open call for tenders to support exchange and transfer of experiences and good practices between cities and regions within the field of cultural policy, with a deadline of 18/08.

 

13/06/2014

Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe applications open

The Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe initiative, launched by the European Festivals Association, is open to applications. Interested parties should apply by 15/11/2014

 

13/06/2014

Fundació Mies van der Rohe to implement the European Union Prize for contemporary architecture

Result of the call for proposals under Creative Europe: Organisation and implementation of a biennial European Union Prize for contemporary architecture.

 
EU cultural diplomacy needs new impetus, says report

10/06/2014

EU cultural diplomacy needs new impetus, says report

The European Union and its Member States stand to gain a great deal by using the 'soft power' of cultural diplomacy, with benefits for the economy through increased market access for European cultural and creative industries, strengthened cultural diversity and the wider sharing of European values. This is the conclusion of a report published today by the European Commission following an initiative by the European Parliament.

 
Venice Biennale hosts 'Made in Europe' architecture expo

05/06/2014

Venice Biennale hosts 'Made in Europe' architecture expo

An exhibition featuring the finalists of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture / Mies van der Rohe Award over the past 25 years will be on display for the first time during the Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia).

 
Cultural heritage - strategic resource for a sustainable Europe

02/06/2014

Cultural heritage - strategic resource for a sustainable Europe

Cultural heritage is a strategic resource for social, economic and environmental development in Europe, says EU cultural minister in a conclusion adopted on 20 May (Photo credit: © Archaeological Park Carnuntum, AKP - Schleinzer).

 
Europa Nostra to implement EU Cultural Heritage Prize

26/05/2014

Europa Nostra to implement EU Cultural Heritage Prize

Result of the call for proposals under Creative Europe: Organisation and implementation of an annual European Union Prize for cultural heritage.
 

 
Organisation and implementation EU Prize for Literature

21/05/2014

Organisation and implementation EU Prize for Literature

The next four editions of the EU Prize for Literature (2015-2018) will be implemented by the Federation of European Publishers, the European Writers' Council, and the European and International Booksellers Federation.

 
European film in the digital era

16/05/2014

European film in the digital era

A new European film strategy launched on 15 May 2014 aims to boost cultural diversity and competitiveness in the digital era.

 
Bosnian film director Tanović to receive EU 'Prix MEDIA' at Cannes

14/05/2014

Bosnian film director Tanović to receive EU 'Prix MEDIA' at Cannes

The Oscar-winning Bosnian director Danis Tanović is the winner of the 2014 European Union 'Prix MEDIA', awarded to the best new film project eligible for support from the Creative Europe MEDIA programme. Photo credit: cinemafestival / Shutterstock.com

 
Androulla Vassiliou and Plácido Domingo present Cultural Heritage Prize

06/05/2014

Androulla Vassiliou and Plácido Domingo present Cultural Heritage Prize

The winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were honoured on 5 May during a ceremony in Vienna. 

 
European Capitals of Culture: EU panel recommends Melina Mercouri Prize to Mons and Plzeň

30/04/2014

European Capitals of Culture: EU panel recommends Melina Mercouri Prize to Mons and Plzeň

The European panel in charge of monitoring preparations by the 2015 European Capitals of Culture, Mons, Belgium, and  Plzeň, Czech Republic, has recommended that both should receive the Melina Mercouri Prize in recognition of the quality of their preparations. The prize amounts to €1.5 million for each city, to be paid under the EU Creative Europe programme.

 

28/04/2014

Call for applications: expert group on crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is an important tool to foster cultural diversity and a viable source of finance for the cultural organisations and creative SMEs. The Commission has launched a call with a view to selecting members of an Informal Expert Group on crowdfunding. Deadline 16 May.

 

10/04/2014

European Heritage Label – first award ceremony

The first award ceremony for the European Heritage Label took place on Tuesday, 8 April, in Brussels at the Solvay library

 

09/04/2014

EU culture going international

Creative goods account for 4.3 % of the EU external exports. Cultural export is also one of the key elements in the development of creative ecosystems, says a new report by the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) Member States Expert Group on Cultural and Creative Sectors’ Export and Internationalisation Support Strategies.

 

09/04/2014

Forum de Chaillot: Which future for culture in Europe?

European creators and intellectuals, policy makers and culture professionals met on 4-5 April, 2014 at the Forum de Chaillot to debate challenges and opportunities for culture in Europe.

 

24/03/2014

Winners of 2014 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced

The winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were unveiled on 20 March by the European Commission and Europa Nostra.

 

01/04/2014

Renewed Structured dialogue in the field of culture – call for tenders - open procedure EAC/01/2014

On 1 April, the European Commission launched an open call for tenders for supporting the implementation of a renewed structured Dialogue with the cultural and creative sectors.

 

21/03/2014

Eurosonic Noorderslag and Buma Cultuur to implement EBBA for the next four years

Result of the call for proposals under creative Europe: Organisation and implementation of an annual European Union Prize for rock, pop and dance music.

 
2014 European Heritage Label: 36 sites submitted

14/03/2014

2014 European Heritage Label: 36 sites submitted

The European Commission received 36 proposals of sites which were pre-selected by the Member States for the 2014 selection process.

 

03/04/2014

Vote for your favorite EU Prize for Cultural Heritage project

One of the 27 winners of the 2014 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards will receive the Public Choice Awards. The online poll, conducted by Europa Nostra, is open between 20 March - 22 April.

 

05/03/2014

"Heritage First! Towards a Common Approach for a Sustainable Europe"

A major conference entitled “Heritage First! Towards a Common Approach for a Sustainable Europe” is being organised by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports in the framework of the Greek EU Presidency Conference.

 

05/03/2014

Berlinale talent 2014 - Ready to play? Breaking the rules

This was the motto of the 12th edition of Berlinale Talent held under this year's international film festival in Berlin.

 

03/03/2014

Fantastico! Vassiliou congratulates Sorrentino after La Grande Bellezza scoops Oscar

European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has congratulated Italian director-screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino whose MEDIA-backed epic La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

 

05/03/2014

European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou calls for more action to save Pompeii

European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou is calling for stronger coordination between local, regional and national authorities in Italy to ensure that the ancient city of Pompeii is protected from further damage.

 

03/03/2014

European Heritage Label: Four sites awarded

The European Commission has awarded the European Heritage Label to 4 sites across Europe, following the first selection ever Heritage Label selection process.

 

20/02/2014

Creativity: one of the keys to innovation and employment – Greek Presidency

The importance of the cultural and creative sectors for jobs and growth was the focus of a high-level meeting in Athens on 20 February, 2014.

 

12/02/2014

Call for expression of interest: Cultural policy exchange workshops

The Regional Monitoring and Capacity Building Unit (RMCBU) of the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme will publish a call for expression of interest participating in the Cultural Policy Exchange Workshop Cycle 2014.

 

10/02/2014

Experts in the cultural and creative sectors needed to evaluate sector skills alliances

The EU's Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA, has published a call for expression for interest in working as an evaluation expert for Erasmus+.

 

05/02/2014

European Parliament vote on collective rights management

This Directive on collective rights management is a cornerstone of the digital single market. It will facilitate the entry of smaller innovative suppliers on the European market. It will also contribute to wider availability and better choice of offers of online music in Europe.

 

03/02/2014

European platform for festivals in the field of culture, EFFE – ready to start!

Following an April 2013 call for proposals to co-finance a European Platform for festivals (EAC/S07/2013), the European Festivals Association project was selected and preparations are now being finalised.

 

05/03/2014

EU Presidency Conference "Heritage First! Towards a Common Approach for a Sustainable Europe"

A major conference entitled “Heritage First! Towards a Common Approach for a Sustainable Europe” is being organised by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports in the framework of the Greek EU Presidency Conference.

 

31/01/2014

First Heritage Labels to be awarded

The European Commission will award the European Heritage Label on 8 April, 2014 in Brussels. European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Multilingualism, Androulla Vassiliou, will be on hand at the ceremony.

 

10/02/2014

Joining forces to strengthen competitiveness and cultural diversity in the European film sector

Presenting the new Creative Europe programme, the European Commission invited representatives from various EU Member States to discuss how best to increase the competitiveness of the European film industry while preserving its cultural diversity.

 

30/01/2014

Experts needed to evaluate Horizon 2020 proposals

Following the publication of the first calls under the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, the European Commission will soon need experts to evaluate the first Horizon 2020 proposals, including in the fields of humanities, social sciences and cultural heritage.

 

27/01/2014

Organisation and implementation of a biennial EU prize for contemporary architecture

Call for proposals – EAC/S15/2013 - Deadline: 4 April 2014

 

30/01/2014

New funding opportunities for the cultural and creative sectors

Europe's cultural and creative sectors are discovering several new funding opportunities for the years 2014-2020.

 

20/01/2014

Umeå: 'City of Winter' promises a warm welcome as it launches year as European Capital of Culture

Umeå (Sweden) shares the title of 2014 European Capital of Culture with Riga (Latvia).

 

20/01/2014

Rīga: European Capital of Culture 2014

Official opening ceremony - Rīga, 18 January 2014

 

07/01/2014

Rīga and Umeå - European Capitals of Culture 2014

Rīga (Latvia) and Umeå (Sweden) are the European Capitals of Culture in 2014. The cultural programme will officially begin on 17 January in the Latvian capital and on 31 January in Umeå.

 

20/12/2013

Ten Challenges for Cultural Innovation in Europe

An interesting paper published by the Danish think tank Monday Morning discusses the challenges and opportunities for the culture sector in Europe, and presents ten cultural challengespdf(178 kB)Choose translations of the previous link  .

 

19/07/2013

Influence and Attraction - a report by the British Councilpdf

The British Council, who is a member of the consortium of the preparatory action for culture in external relations, has recently published an interesting report about culture and the use of soft power in the 21st century.

 

07/10/2013

Culture in EU External Relations – For a Creative Diplomacy

"Culture is a powerful tool to brand a country’s achievements and its glorious distinctiveness and history. Foreign relations are probably the area where culture and artists are the best instrumentalised for national political and trade objectives".

 

12/11/2013

“French Scientific and Cultural Diplomacy” by Philippe Lane

Professor Philippe Lane published in June 2013 a contribution to the debate about Cultural Diplomacy – from a French perspective.