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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.

 
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.