What is it?
The Cross-sectoral strand of the Creative Europe programme is designed to serve three primary functions
- The establishment of a Guarantee Facility targeting the cultural and creative sectors
- The promotion of transnational policy cooperation
- Supporting a network of Creative Europe Desks
Why is it needed?
The three main activities of the Cross-sectoral strand target three separate, horizontal needs of the programme.
The Guarantee Facility, launched in 2016, is designed to facilitate access to finance for micro, small, and medium-sized organisations in the sector, as well as to improve the risk-assessment capacities of participating financial intermediaries.
The Transnational policy cooperation activities are designed to support the exchange of experiences and know-how relating to new business and management models, as well as:
- Collecting market data, studies, analyses of labour, skills, market needs, and policies, and support statistical surveying
- Paying the contribution fee for European Union membership of the European Audiovisual Observatory
- Testing new and cross-sector business approaches to funding, distributing, and monetising creation
- Organising conferences, seminars, and policy dialogue, including in the field of cultural and media literacy and the promotion of digital networking
The Creative Europe Desks are designed to:
- Provide information about and promote the Creative Europe programme in their country
- Assist the cultural and creative sectors in relation to the programme and provide basic information on other support opportunities
- Stimulate cross-border cooperation within the cultural and creative sectors
- Provide assistance regarding the cultural and creative sectors in participating countries
- Support the Commission in ensuring proper communication and dissemination of the results and impacts of the programme
- Ensuring the communication and dissemination of information concerning funding awarded to and results in a participating country