European film in the digital era

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


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.


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.


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.


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.