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Creative Europe

The Creative Europe programme is divided into 2 strands, Culture and MEDIA, and is supported by a cross-sectoral strand.

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Celebrating 10 years investing in European creativity


Since 2014, Creative Europe has been supporting projects to foster cultural diversity, promote artistic expression, and boost the economic potential of the creative industries. 

Pushing boundaries is about finding new ways of artistic expression, how you redefine creating a work of art. Challenging boundaries is to challenge ourselves every day.

Watch the video testimony with beneficiaries of Creative Europe.

Creative Europe programme strands

Culture strand

Culture sector initiatives, such as those promoting cross-border cooperation, platforms, networking, and literary translation.

MEDIA strand

Audiovisual sector initiatives, such as those promoting the development, distribution, or access to audiovisual works.

Cross-sector strand

A cross-sectoral strand, including a Guarantee Facility and transnational policy cooperation.

Support for people affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine

The European Commission is determined to support the Ukrainian people and to provide all available assistance in the culture and creative sectors and beyond in these extremely challenging times.

Discover all EU support for Ukraine  

Actions and prizes

The European Commission supports a variety of actions, initiatives, and prizes in the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Creative Europe Project Results

Here you can find project information and results of projects supported by the European Commission under the current and previous Creative Europe programmes and under the previous Culture 2007-2013 programme.

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