Previous programmes

EU support for the creative, cultural and audiovisual sectors was managed through two separate programmes from 2007-2013, the Culture programme and the MEDIA programme. These two funding programmes were brought together as Creative Europe in 2014. From 2000-2006, the EU supported the cultural and creative sector through the Culture 200 programme.

EU support for the creative, cultural and audiovisual sectors was managed through two separate programmes from 2007-2013:

  • Culture programme
  • MEDIA programme

These two funding programmes were brought together as Creative Europe in 2014. From 2000-2006, the EU supported the cultural and creative sector through the Culture 200 programme.

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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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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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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