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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winners of the 2015 edition will be celebrated in a photo exhibiton running from 14-18 October 2015 at Frankfurt Book Fair.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Applications open for the 2016 awards, which will go to up to 30 remarkable projects and initiatives, as well as seven Grand Prix winners.
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.
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.
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
Nominate a threatened cultural heritage to receive specialist help in ensuring its long-term future.
The results of the call for new subtitled versions of TV programmes across Europe have been published.
The study aims to identify successful approaches to and methods for audience development for European cultural organisations.
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.
The historical landscape of El Sénia’s ancient olive trees won the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards back in 2014.
ENCATC has launched the call for applications for the 2nd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management. Photo: Shutterstock.com / nito
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The call for 2016 entries for the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage has been launched by Europa Nostra. Photo: Shutterstock.com / Malgorzata Kistryn
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The European Commission and Europa Nostra have revealed the winners of Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field.
The European Commission has received 18 proposals for sites to be awarded the European Heritage Label in 2015.
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.
A new report, commissioned by the European Commission, looks at the resilience of employment in the culture and creative sectors during the crisis.
The Voice of Culture is a new framework for exchanges between European civil society stakeholders and the European Commission with regard to culture.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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, 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
'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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Xavier Prats Monné is the new Director-General of DG Education and Culture as of 1 August 2014.
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.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have signed agreements to participate in the European Union's Creative Europe programme.
The European Commission is calling for a stronger, more integrated European approach to promote and protect Europe's cultural heritage.
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.
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.
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.
Albanian cultural organisations will, from today, be able to benefit from the Culture sub-programme of Creative Europe.
Serbia is the first non-European Union country to sign up and participate in the new Creative Europe programme.
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.
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
Result of the call for proposals under Creative Europe: Organisation and implementation of a biennial European Union Prize for contemporary architecture.
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.
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 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).
Result of the call for proposals under Creative Europe: Organisation and implementation of an annual European Union Prize for cultural heritage.
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.
A new European film strategy launched on 15 May 2014 aims to boost cultural diversity and competitiveness in the digital era.
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
The winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were honoured on 5 May during a ceremony in Vienna.
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.
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.
The first award ceremony for the European Heritage Label took place on Tuesday, 8 April, in Brussels at the Solvay library
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.
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.
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.
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.
Result of the call for proposals under creative Europe: Organisation and implementation of an annual European Union Prize for rock, pop and dance music.
The European Commission received 36 proposals of sites which were pre-selected by the Member States for the 2014 selection process.
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.
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.
This was the motto of the 12th edition of Berlinale Talent held under this year's international film festival in Berlin.
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.
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.
The European Commission has awarded the European Heritage Label to 4 sites across Europe, following the first selection ever Heritage Label selection process.
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.
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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Call for proposals – EAC/S15/2013 - Deadline: 4 April 2014
Europe's cultural and creative sectors are discovering several new funding opportunities for the years 2014-2020.
Umeå (Sweden) shares the title of 2014 European Capital of Culture with Riga (Latvia).
Official opening ceremony - Rīga, 18 January 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.