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Culture and Creativity

Previous programmes

 

From 2000-2006, the EU supported the cultural and creative sectors through the Culture 2000 programme.

The European Commission managed support for the creative, cultural and audiovisual sectors through 2 separate programmes from 2007-2013: the Culture programme and the MEDIA programme. These 2 funding programmes were brought together as Creative Europe in 2014.

Creative Europe programme (2014-2020)

In 2014, EU support to the cultural and audiovisual sectors was consolidated into a stand-alone funding programme – the Creative Europe programme. With a budget of €1.46 billion over 7 years, the programme has helped European artists, creators and content to find more opportunities and to reach new audiences beyond national borders.

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Culture programme (2007-2013)

The Culture programme was an initiative that ran from 2007-2013 with a budget of €400 million to support projects and activities designed to protect and promote cultural diversity and heritage.

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MEDIA programme (2007-2013)

The MEDIA programme was an initiative that ran from 2007-2013 with a budget of €755 million to support projects and activities designed to support the development and distribution of thousands of films, as well as training activities, festivals, and promotion projects throughout the continent.

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Culture 2000 programme (2000-2006)

Launched in 2000, the programme ran until 2006, with a budget of €236.4 million dedicated to promoting a common cultural area, characterised by its cultural diversity and shared cultural heritage.

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