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Culture and Creativity

As part of Horizon Europe, the European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) programme aims to create more connected, inclusive, and efficient innovation ecosystems and support the scaling of companies, as laid out in the New European Innovation Agenda.

Innovation ecosystems

The CROSS SECTORAL strand shall promote cross-sectoral activities that aim at adjusting to the structural and technological changes faced by the media, including enhancing a free, diverse, and pluralistic media environment, quality journalism and media, literacy including in the digital environment.

This call will address media challenges and opportunities of trans-national nature. 

The objective of the Innovative tools and business models action is to strengthen the competitiveness, scalability and sustainability of the European players, as well as to improve the visibility and availability of European works and increase audiences in the digital environment.

The aim is to support projects focusing on the specific challenges of the audiovisual sector such as discoverability, sequencing of release windows, financing and territoriality in order to enable strong and visible offers of European works online and across borders to a wide public.

The EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities are partnerships that bring together businesses, research centres and universities and which aim to strengthen their cooperation and create favourable environments for creative thought processes and innovation to flourish. The communities contribute to developing innovative products and services, starting new companies and training a new generation of entrepreneurs. The EIT Culture and Creativity community will deliver innovative solutions to help the sectors and industries become stronger and more resilient.

The Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) is a new EU funding programme focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and public administrations. It provides strategic funding to answer the many challenges we face today with regards to digital technologies and infrastructures. The programme aims to accelerate the economic recovery and shape the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy, bringing benefits to everyone, but in particular to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Investment activities involve research, innovation, demonstration and digital activities including investments related to launching new products and technologies in the market. They also include organisational and process innovation, including new and innovative business models in different areas. Those areas may include sectors covering energy, energy intensive industry, environment, blue economy, maritime, transport, health, life sciences, biotechnology, agri-food, defence, space and cultural and creative sectors, among others.

Cluster 5, ‘Climate, Energy and Mobility’ supports the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Cultural and creative stakeholders can become involved in:

Cluster 2, ‘Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society’ aims to meet EU goals and priorities linked to: • Enhancing democratic governance and citizens participation; • Safeguarding and promoting cultural heritage; and • Responding to and shaping social, economic, technological and cultural transformations. Proposals can undertake innovative research on: • Democracy and Governance; • European Cultural Heritage and the Cultural and Creative Industries; • Social and Economic Transformations.

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